What I’m Grateful For: Dogs
I was doing a radio show this morning (Legal Tender) and I was asking a hypothetical question about what comes to mind when you hear the word, “loyalty” – and without exception, the three other people on the show all unanimously said that the first thought that came to mind was their dog.
I had been thinking more along the lines of a loyal friend, like one I’ve had since high school – but each of them went straight to their dogs. And they are all married, with good spouses and kids and parents and loving families…. they still each thought of their dog when they heard the word, “loyalty.”
Then earlier today one of the sales team was recounting a deal she was closing with a gentlemen who had been unconvinced by our Cevado website until he came to the dog page. That convinced him to pick up the phone and make the call. So today, I feel that it’s only right to be grateful for, and celebrate – our dogs. Each and every one of them.
What I’m Reading: I Hear You By Michael Sorenson. This book just arrived in the mail this morning so I haven’t gotten far. But it claims to be a powerful, 3- hour read (at 130 pages, I think it will take me half that) about the power of validating others in conversation. I would love to hear your own thoughts back about validation – good? Bad? In between? What about when others only validate YOU and never give you constructive criticism? How do you deal with being told about you failings and shortcomings? How do you validate others, and yourself? Interested to hear.
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Quote I’m Pondering: “The woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet.”― Mohadesa Najumi