If there was ever a time when encouragement was needed, it’s now.
I’ve raised kids, owned three businesses, founded a non-profit, written a book, run a 22-year consultancy, and created adventures.
I have seen encouragement cause transformation in others. Sometimes just a sentence, other times someone who walked with someone who needed to be reminded of the gold inside them. At one point, I saw courage arise from fear in a group of students who, placed in a culture of encouragement, visibly changed from perceiving themselves as failures to becoming happy and productive. This was the first lightbulb moment when I saw the powerful effects of encouragement. It was the beginning of the journey that eventually created this project.
Save a life . Change a path . Make someone’s day
Years later, an old friend called to thank me for saving his life. This is not something you hear every day! He told me that I had taken the time to sit down with him and talk with him about all the possibility that I saw for him. That talk took him from paying no attention to his studies to medical school, brilliant fellowships, teaching, and becoming a leading physician in his field.
It was then I realized that I could also work to teach others how to learn and practice these skills that change lives, paths, and sometimes destiny.
Encouragement is an action based on a set of skills. We all have these skills at a basic level. However, you can make a difference on any day IF you choose to sharpen your skill sets of: Courage, Awareness, Listening, Observation, Playfulness, Connection, Belonging, and Engagement.
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