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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

AYD - June 28, 2012 - Getting Even

"The only people you should get even with are those who have helped you."
- Napoleon Hill

How often do we overlook the importance of a small but significant gesture?
How often do we take little things for granted, without realizing it.
We do not intentionally sluff things off.  We do not intentionally give off the impression that we are not fully engaged in the moment, when someone is speaking, or greeting, or offering assistance at some time of any kind.

So, unintentionally we may give off the impression that little gestures of help, again of any kind, are not all that important or meaningful.

Take a step back from all the distractions, and all of the "busy" in your day.

When you say "Good Morning", be engaged and mean it. 
If someone assists you in the office, with your groceries, at the gas pump, or simply opening a door - Thank them, and be fully in that moment when you express it.

Be engaged.  Get Even with those that have helped you, by giving them and their assistance the reward of your acknowledgement and attention for the full moment.

Paint you a picture - we so often pass a coworker in the hall or in the coffee room...and we so often say, "Good Morning Bob, how are you doing?"

And we so often do not miss a step as we continue down the hall faintly hearing Bob say, "Oh I'm fine...and how about you?"

Say it, mean it, stop and listen to the answer.

Good Morning
Pierre Couturier
Happy Husband, Proud Daddy, Happy Author, and Positive Revenge Seeker.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

AYD - June 27, 2012 - Being the Best You Means Letting It Go

"If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgment of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgment now."
- Marcus Aurelias Antoninus, 121 AD to 180AD

I always find it truly inspiring, to catch myself red handed, doing that which I advise others not to do.
I at time fall prey to the lost moments spent ranting about external things that cause me some discomfort. Often these are initiated by my feeling judged by others that have no right to judge.  And I lose more moments vocalizing my discomfort with the misconceptions of others and my lack of desire to create the  conflict to confront it.

And I realize...I have given their misconception more power, by giving it acknowledgement. 

If you are comfortable in your knowledge that these outside judgements do not correctly portray you, then start with THAT acknowledgement, and may your next step be one of progress, and hopefully one not outlined by the lingering moment that upset you.

The guy that cuts you off in traffic does not think of you when he lays his head down at nite.
The lousy customer service you received does not weigh heavy on that individual as they collect their cheque, with or without your tip.
That friend that just does not seem to see their own hipocracy leaping around like a big man on a trampoline, yet can find all of your faults with a spotlight...

You can choose to be directed by the external things, but I must tell you, no matter how good you are at being the best you... there will always be "external things".   So your best action, is to reevaluate your judgement of how much power these things truly have on you.  And then...take that control back.

"It is not what happens to you, it is how you respond to what happens that counts."

Good morning
Pierre Couturier
Husband, Daddy, Author, and Still learning how to operate my own deflector shields...but it is coming.

Monday, June 25, 2012

AYD - June 26, 2012 - Passion Ripples

"When a quiet man is moved to passion, it seems the very earth will shake. "
- Stephanie Barron

Take notice as a person with Energy enters the room.  Energy and passion.  The way they greet new people.  The excited embrace or handshake.

Now, take notice of the people our Energetic friend has touched. It's contagious.  Watch the Energy ripple thru the room.  Note the atmosphere grow, as if blossoming.

Now the party has begun.

Be that Energy.  Let your passion flow thru you just for being in the moment.  Feel your energy transfer to those you touch, to those you share conversation with.

Know that you make a difference.


Good Morning
Pierre Couturier
Husband, Daddy, Author, and Ripple Maker