Be Nice! We have heard that repeatedly as kids and share this phrase with our own kids. Although I know to “be nice”, when I read the following quote, the idea of being nice took on a new meaning. “When you meet someone, treat them as if they were in serious trouble, and you will be right more than half the time.” (Henry B. Eyring, The Reward of Enduring Well)
Seeing Others Differently
It is easy and natural to get caught up in our own life struggles. It is easy to focus on our trials and often it’s all we can focus on during the day. How often do we wish people knew about our problems so that they would be kinder to us? But how often do we ourselves think of how other’s may be struggling? Are you aware of your employee’s recent bought with severe anxiety? That might explain the sub-par work performance. Could the person in the office next to you be dealing with current health issues for themselves or a spouse? Is your neighbor faced with foreclosure but you’re not sure why they have been so difficult to deal with lately? Be nice!
We All Struggle at Some Point
The fact is most of us don’t go around shouting our ailments to the world. We go about our day dealing with life the best way we know how. Sometimes we are successful at juggling everything, but sometimes the weight of all we are juggling can crash down. As a result, areas of our life are negatively affected, with work and home life being the primary victims of the crash.
Given the fact we are human, it is safe to assume we have all experienced trials. We all know the personal effects of anxiety and depression. Career concerns have been a worry at one point for all of us. We’ve all dealt with crushing relationship blows and health scares, whether of our own or with those we love. Let’s try harder to be kinder. If we assume the cranky clerk at the store is dealing with a cancer scare, we might be more patient with their rudeness. If we are more patient with a co-worker that seems distant, our result may be an answer to prayers since their marriage is failing.
Having a crystal ball would be handy and allow us to see precisely how we can assist those who need our help but we don’t have those. However, if we do live by the thought, that everyone we meet is struggling and needs some extra kindness, it will allow us to help others in countless ways. It takes no money to be nice. Join me on my daily goal to be kinder to the people I meet.
About Balance & Harmony 360², Inc.
Owned and operated by Melinda Smith, CPO®, we offer Business Training & Consulting with a Twist! Our sweet spot is working with Entrepreneur’s and their companies to create a productive work environment, happy home, and prosperous you! Our passion is listening to clients goals, thinking through solutions and coming up with creative 360² action plans that address work, home, and you! Love Going to Work Again! Increase Time with Your Family! Get Things Done! Our process is simple and geared toward the professional. You CAN get your LIFE back in BALANCE!
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Melinda Smith, CPO® organizes and executes action plans, training, and consulting. Great referrals are business owners, executives, and companies looking for a long-term sustainable change. Above all, she can help create a more productive work, a happy home, and a prosperous you.
Particularly relevant is the fact that Melinda has worked with companies and individuals for over 20 years. Conducting workshops across the East Coast, they include over 60 cities in 19 states. Equally, essential focus topics include Strategic Thinking, Teambuilding, and Organization. As well as Balance Strategies, Stress Management, and Embracing Change.
After all, Melinda was one of the first 200 in the nation to achieve a Certified Professional Organizer status. Also, she is also a graduate of the Western School of Feng Shui (pronounced feng shway).
Melinda has owned Balance & Harmony 360², Inc., since 2003. She is also the author of The Complete Guide for Balance & Harmony OWL Kit. Also, this kit consists of a book, workbook, and F.O.C.U.S. Journal as well as five products to help organize Work, Home, and You.
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