One of my favorite poets, Maya Angelo said; " I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
She was right on point in every aspect. When I reflect on my time in corporation America not only does Maya's quote resonate, but so does the list to the left.
I was always concerned about the impression I was making with my Team, Senior Leadership, and my Peers.
I did experience a time when no one cared; about how hard I worked, how many hours, if I went on vacation, and if compensated for my efforts was rewarded.
There was no one to champion me for most of my career.
What the heck was I doing?
I learned to heal and move on. I had better things to do. I could not continue to live in my past.
Now there is gold in the second part of this illustration.
Each one I value and do my best to honor all.
It matters to me that I treat people with kindness.
Words matter; you never know what someone else is dealing with in their life.
I had promises broken, doing my best to keep my word.
To keep my word, I would say: " am not sure" vs. making a broken promise and breaking a heart.
For most of my life, I have been a person others could count on to be there for them.
I would rather be a person when I close my eyes at night; I was a blessing to others vs. a source of trauma or pain.
I applied it to my professional and personal life.
I would like for you to study the illustration. Be honest with yourself about how many of these points describe you.
And then think about this:
"I am a believer of the butterfly effect.
A small positive vibration can change the entire cosmos."
Let me know your thoughts.