THANKS !

Thank you so much for being with me again today.

I started today off with two of the three most important words in the English language. I started off with ‘Thank you.’ These two words along with ‘Please’ make up the three most important words. We teach our kids that they are magic words. They are words which make us want to act and feel good when we have.

These three words are free, and they make both the sender and the receiver feel better. Do you feel better when helping someone who says please, or when they just ask for something and don’t say please? Chances are, please puts the request on a higher plane of being accomplished.

I have seen emails where supervisors and managers are reminded not to say thank you too much to the employees. I cannot understand any reason for that request. Hearing a ‘Thank you’ means a lot to anyone it is directed at. And in the case of employees, we have to remember that they are usually the only people in a company who actually do value added to any products sold to a customer. These people deserve a thank you from everyone in the company, top down.

So, when you are out and around about, please remember your please and thank yous’. The words actually are magic, because they make both the sender and the receiver feel better.

Thank you for joining me today. Please join me again tomorrow.

 

Ask

Thank you for spending some time with me today.

It never hurts to ask. And if you are hurting it is the perfect time to ask. So many things that get tied up in bureaucratic red tape and waiting to go through the endless line of paperwork or sitting in an in-basket somewhere waiting for overworked people to find the time to approve or decline and pass on can be handled swiftly and efficiently by merely asking the question.

Actually, those handling the paperwork appreciate a kind question being asked. The decision makers get to connect with the end-user of whatever the request is. They also can see their actions and motion actually helping a fellow human being. Asking the question makes everyone feel involved on a human scale.

If you asked the question, whether the answer is exactly what you wanted, or not, at least you know the question was considered and weighed, and a valid action was given. And you know, that at least your voice was heard in the making of that decision. It is better to stand up and ask than it is to just let the system run, and then gripe about the decisions for a long time to come.

Is there anything you would like to ask me?

New Course Coming in February

I have a new four-week course on the market. It is designed to help veterans and others map their goals in life and the milestones to obtain those goals.

The course comes with two coaching calls, weekly live sessions which are also recorded and some research or other homework for you between classes. If you cannot be there, you can watch the replay. The course also has a workbook and handouts.

The best part is that the course is a pilot course. This means I can adjust the courses we go to meet your needs. Also, your inputs will help to make the course better for those who take the course in the future. This course would normally cost $997. Because this course is a pilot, I am offering it to 20 People for $97. Also, if you have a spouse or significant other, they get to come for free if they wish.

My goal is to help you have better knowledge of where you want to go and what you want to do. This knowledge will save you somewhere between $5000 and $75,000 throughout your life by understanding what you would like, making fewer mistakes, which means you have less backtracking to do.

If you know someone else who could benefit from this type of a course, please share this with them.

Interested or know someone who may be? Please write me mikebe@reveille.rocks. I would be very interested in helping you or those you suggest for this course.

The course will start on February 7, 2018, and run for just over an hour each Wednesday evening for 4 weeks.

Hate Work?

Do you hate your job? Not just the fact that you have to have a job, rather you really hate the job you’re doing. Doesn’t matter if it’s because of people, processes, pay or anything else. You just have a growing desire not to do what you’re doing now.

If you hate your job, I would like to talk to you. In the meantime, don’t quit just for the sake of quitting. And, if you find a job and are hired for the position you really want to work in go for it. Either way, I would like to talk to you. I can promise you I am not offering you a sales call. And I will not sell you anything during this call.

I have spent 24+ years helping others through coaching, leadership, and training. I would like to offer you a 20-minute session, for free, where we can discuss where you are and where you want to be. I may be able to give you some suggestions that may help you. And maybe, I could show you some ways to save money. I have some free pamphlets which may help. And I would be glad to share those with you.

If you are interested, please let me know. Send me an email to mikeb@reveille.rocks.  I would like to hear from you.

If you know someone who feels like this, please share this blog with them. The call is free and can be easily arranged. By sharing this, you could be doing a great service to someone else.

Thank you For Photo from    rawpixel.com on Unsplash

 

A Holiday Thought (for the whole year)

I quite often get admonished for talking to people when I’m out.  People who care about me worry, this, because, when I go out for a walk I say hello or something kind to most people.  I don’t actually do this to upset the people who care about me, I do so because I understand something.  And, I know there is something I should do.

Not everyone gets the same advantages and disadvantages in life. Trust me, everyone does get tested, it’s just hard to see how all tests work. When I go out and walk the streets, I never know how the other person I cross paths with feels. I never know who has had a good day or a bad day. It is not possible to know the wealthy person who is despondent or feeling abandoned. Nor is it easy to know the penniless person on skid row who is happy, because they are there with all their friends.

 

When I go out and walk down the street, and I say a kind word, for some people that would be just, “So what?” And yet and yet, for some other people, it may be the best or kindest thing they hear all day or all week.

 

If you knew you would make a difference, a dramatic positive difference, in someone’s day just by being kind and saying hi, would you do it? If you knew you would make that difference, you just did not know who you would meet who needed it, what would you do?

Thank you to Unsplash and Bryan Minear for the use of  this photo.