Tips, tactics and strategies to help you have a Perfect Workday AND a lighter heart.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Stuff or No Stuff
weekend I saw a survey that said older people…I know, I know, I’m getting
there…near the ends of their lives, rarely look back and talk about
stuff. They almost always talk about experiences.
it wasn’t the cars or boats, houses or condos, or golf clubs or swimming pools
they were proud of or enjoyed. It was the trips they took, life they enjoyed in
those homes or fun they had in recreation.
can spend your life getting stuff…and yes, I understand that the stuff can add
or detract from your quality of life, but stay with me on this…or you can spend
most of your life doing life.
this…go to lunch today with someone…don’t take a lot of time thinking of who it
should be other than choosing someone who isn’t negative all the time. Just
make a call or walk down the hall and ask and go; find somewhere simple and
easy. Don’t go to a lot of trouble finding a place to have lunch. Order
something simple. Don’t spend a lot of time perusing the menu.
experience and enjoy the other person. Don’t talk about work. Ask them this
question, “What’s the last thing you did that was fun?” You’ll get a range of
answers. Pay attention.
idea is to enjoy the encounter. Two people enjoying being together. That’s what
life is supposed to be about.
from now those golf clubs I have stuck in my trunk won’t say, “Dang! Mike
rarely took me out for a walk.”