Posts Tagged ‘best’

(an excerpt from my upcoming book soon to be released)

TAKE TIME AND LET IT GROW

When you are looking at a beautiful garden full of fruits, flowers, and vegetables do you just want to dive right in and start picking all of its bounty right away or do you want to continue to let it grow into a more fruitful harvest? There are benefits to picking early and letting it grow some more but it all comes down to the perfect timing when all its goodness is at its peak. You don’t want to pick too early and you don’t want to wait too long. With knowledge and experience you can tell when the right time it is to pick and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Take time to build the foundations you hold dearly in your life. Sometimes things just need a little more time to mature before they are ready. Don’t be in such a big rush to get it all done now. You are not in a hurry, it’s not a race. Have self-discipline in everything that you do so that you don’t cut any corners and miss anything. It’s fine to have goals, hopes, dreams, aspirations, and so forth but you don’t have to achieve it all at once. Take the time to cultivate what needs to and let it grow. Let your relationships grow, let your knowledge grow, let your experience level grow, let your influence grow, and then ultimately watch your impact grow.

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We all grew up with the saying that “a dog is man’s best friend”, would you agree?  I have had a few dogs in my day and I can say that every one of them provided me with unique unconditional companionship that will never be replaced or emulated again by any other dog or person in the world.

Do you have a best friend that you can truly count on to be there for you when you need them the most and that will be devoted to you in your time of need and give to you unconditionally and not ask for much in return.  A friend like that is hard to find nowadays.  I have found it strikingly odd that in the best of times our friend are always there for us laughing, smiling, and carrying on with us but the moment that the chips are down and we really need them that all of a sudden they are nowhere to be found, always have something else going on, or are completely unwilling to help  you out.   Have you ever had that happen to you.

If you are considered someone’s best friend then go all the way or don’t “fake the funk” by being their best friend one minute and then turn your back on them the next because it is an inconvenience for you.  Whether you want to believe it or not, one day you may actually need their help too and what do you think they are going to do.  Well, I’m not sure what will happen depending on the relationship you have with that person but it will go either one of two ways.  They will either help you or turn their back on you just the same as you did.  So my advice to you is choose your friends wisely, but never let them down.  You must always be willing to give unconditionally even when it’s all on the line.

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“CREATE EVERLASTING MEMORIES”

Don’t get so caught up in the memory of how things used to be in the past that you can’t create new memories to enjoy in the future.  There are people that walk around moaning and groaning about how things used to be all the time.  They reminisce constantly about “the good life” they used to have and that “today’s life” is so miserable.

The thing you have to understand is that all those memories in the past that we cherish so much were created, and created by you.  So, my challenge to you is create new memories today that you will cherish tomorrow because if you don’t get out there and make it happen, you will not have those memories to enjoy.

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Sincerely,
Terry W. Thompson

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“Just when you think it’s over, it’s just begun”

This statement has two sides to it depending on your attitude towards the situation which has both a positive and a negative. The negative side to it is when you you think it’s over and you “give up” then, you’re right, “it’s over”. But, if you look at this from a positive perspective and think of this as an opportunity, then your journey to something better has just begun.

After all, if you have hit rock bottom and think it’s over, there is nowhere to go but up, thus beginning your journey to something better than where you previously were. So my challenge to you is this; when you think you have hit bottom and it looks like it’s over, embrace the idea that it’s not over but the beginning to something better.

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“If a leader finds a shortcoming in an employee, it is better to teach them than to judge them.”

Have you ever had a boss or supervisor that would just identify every fault you ever had or made?  I have had a few and found that their judgmental preaching was destructive instead of constructive. When trying to build or develop your team, it is better to complete your team members with positive re-enforcement than it is to defeat them with negativity.  As a leader you need to learn to be empathetic in order to by sympathetic.  By putting yourself in the shoes of the employee you can then begin to understand that there are many things that could have prevented the employee from putting forth their best effort in any given situation.  

Below are some tips and suggestions that will help establish or maintain effective team building.  These concepts will prove to be beneficial not only to the individual team members but the organization as well.

    • Giving your employees the benefit of the doubt that maybe they didn’t understand the intent of the task by not being too good to repeat the task or restate the intent another way so that it is understood 
    • Developmental counseling sessions that identify overall strengths and weaknesses to develop a team member positively into the employee you want them to be and the success they want to be
    • Start a Junior Leadership Program in which you give everyone a chance to be a leader and learn from those experiences.  This proves to be an effective system that enables leader growth and development by giving your employees the knowledge, insight, and most importantly the confidence to lead in any given situation.

These are just a few.  Join the conversation by sharing your thoughts and ideas with the group.