They focus on themselves, interrupt others, turn conversations back to themselves, and are blinded to the needs of others.
“Mudita?” is the principle of taking sympathetic or unselfish joy in the good fortune of others.
Accept people into your life purely on humanity and character and not nationality or similarity.
Generous listening is the ability to truly understand another person by listening with your mind and body.
We can dislike aspects of someone, yet still love the whole person and focus on their positive qualities.
We are happiest and most effective when our minds cease to be time travellers and stay focused on the here and now.
Being humble is not being afraid to be naive. Allow the other person to teach you something new.
No relationship is more important than the relationship you have with yourself.
MLK explained it best: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
The people I admire most are kind and generous and do what they can to make others feel truly seen.
The paradox of social distancing is that most people have grown closer to their work colleagues, families and neighbours.
Guilt is self-hate. Self-hate destroys optimism. Be kind to yourself every day.
True wealth is not about money.
The generosity of spirit is far more important than giving money.
Somebody who finds fault in everything, complains regularly and does not provide a solution
Resist looking back in regret and embrace your strengths.
I am not against gifts. I simply prefer something that has meaning or memories, instead of stuff.
The more you understand someone, the less you can be angry with them.
Thanksgiving is my favourite holiday. It is a time for gratitude, reflection and celebration
The idea that you’ve only succeeded due to luck, and not because of your talent or qualifications.
DAD: Whatever you want it to be.
All successful leaders lead with empathy. Empathy drives purpose and purpose drives results.
Silence helps us to eliminate distractions from our daily life.
DAD: Stop blaming others and take responsibility for the circumstances of your life.
Background” stress is a constant and continuous level of stress brought about by too many life demands
Empathy, understanding and positive encouragement are the foundations from which to teach people.
Our basic needs never change. We all need to be seen and appreciated, we need to belong and we all need love.
Peace of mind arrives the moment you come to peace with what is on your mind.
Finding compassion for others is easy but finding compassion for yourself is much harder.
Attention management is the practice of controlling distractions, being present in the moment and maximizing focus.
Your presence is the best present.
Roy “Doc” Halladay was an incredible and generous human being. He also happened to be a phenomenal baseball superstar.
Neither. Motivate people by sharing context about the work they are doing. People are motivated when their work has relevance.
Progress is any action that moves you in the direction of becoming a better, kinder human being.
We all make snap judgements unconsciously. Try to observe, listen and understand before judging.
Day-in-and-day-out joy is something that many of us never truly find. The best life you can build is to regularly appreciate what you have.
Unfortunately, for people who are alone, out of work or sick, the holidays are also the “most difficult time of the year”.