As an educator, one of the most essential things I observe is a child’s ability to listen. In doing so, I introduce them to a vital tool for their success later in life. Once we become adults, we sometimes get so set in our ways that we don’t believe we could ever need improvement. In order to be a outstanding leader or communicator at any level, we have to be attentive. How can we adjust our focus? Active listening. The basis of active listening is be fully present during a
Though we’re grateful to have them, the workplace can be a host of frustration, unheard opinions, and underrepresented culture. When I am ridden with anger, I am often told “if you can’t change your situation, change your perspective. A surefire way to introduce a positive mind set is by being assertive. As aggressive as it may sound at first, assertiveness is nothing of the sort. It is simply empowering yourself by making your beliefs and opinions known in a respectful way.
It's Labor Day! Firstly, how is it September already? Secondly, thankful to be see another day, much less another month. I'm literally sitting here in the exact location pictured above writing this post less than 24 hours after our annual family Labor Day bbq (which was a huge success by the way!) Shout out to everyone who came out to our last minute bbq. How crazy is that? It's an annual bbq however, it is planned last minute every single year. You'd think we learn by now! R