Positive Quote: “The most valuable resource you bring to your work and to your firm is your creativity.” – Annette Moser-Wellman ‘The Five Faces of Genius’
I think that those who are creative and artistic are amazing. To take something and make a beautiful piece of pottery or paint a picture that evokes emotion or to write a book that pulls a reader into the story where they don’t want to stop reading…. to me, that is artistic creativity.
This quote reminds me that creativity isn’t just about art; it is about our personal soul and what we put of ourselves into our work. Being creative at work doesn’t just mean that you work in marketing or branding or any of those fields. While creativity is needed there, it can also be seen in just about any area of work.
For example, I can remember toiling away to build a one page visual view to demonstrate progress, success, and overall status of an area I was responsible for. That single one page took me many an hour to complete. At the end, it did what I wanted and helped me tell my story for my team, such that I was able to increase headcount and add to staff. Granted, at the time I did not view this as creativity, yet in hindsight, maybe it was.
When I stop and think about it, I don’t know how one can be successful at work without being creative and bringing a piece of yourself to your work.
What do you think of quote?
Have a great day.
Positive Quote: “Some choices we live not only once but a thousand times over, remembering them for the rest of our lives.” – Richard Bach
Choices and memories; I can’t tell you what I ate a month ago on a particular date. Yet, I can tell you about pivotal life events that helped me become who I am today and in most cases, I can see the exact choice I made. If I had made a different choice, I would be a different me. Not all choices are easy and not all choices are good ones. Some choices are the lesser of two negatives and some choices take you into the unknown. Yet, they are choices nonetheless.
This quote has me thinking of my choices, the ones I remember and will continue to remember for years to come.
There was the choice to move across the country at the age of 22/23, single and alone from Texas to North Carolina to work in a career I had little to no experience in…the world of IT.
There are many more examples that are not as big as that one, yet choices just the same.
Choices from where I work to what I read to where I spend my time. Each one has a ripple effect somewhere in my life.
What do you think of this quote? What choices do you remember with clarity?
Have a great day.
Positive Quote: “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde
I love this quote; it brings a smile to my face each and every time I read it. It seems so easy, so natural…yet, it had to be something more to even need to be said.
Thinking of myself, I have been working since I was a young child, from helping at a stable (in exchange for lessons), to working as an after school counselor (of sorts, for elementary children when I was an older child myself – teenager), to your typical fast food jobs, and then to retail corporations, then to finding myself in the world of finance.
One thing I take no matter where I am is me. I have found through the years that the best way to be is to be you. We each have things that make us uniquely us. Those things, those experiences, those thoughts are what make life interesting and help us achieve more together. To me this quote resonates inclusiveness to me. How can we be inclusive unless we are aware that we are all different?
Someone once told me many a year ago that you have to be vulnerable to build authentic relationships. Vulnerable would mean sharing of your true self and soul as a person. Once I really listened, I will admit I became happier, more confident, and more self-aware of myself. This helps me ensure that the person I am at work is the person I am at home and the person I am when I interact anywhere with others.
What do you think of this quote?
Have a marvelous day and hopefully, we can all be ourselves.
Positive Quote: “They cherish each other’s hopes. They are kind to each other’s dreams.” – Henry David Thoreau
Cherish and kindness, those two words jumped out to me in this quote. Both words describe activeness versus passiveness.
If someone shares their hopes, goals, dreams, and aspirations with me that is something to be treated with care. It is too easy to disregard, ignore, or not give as much attention to this. When that happens it can lead to the person’s disengagement and perhaps even devaluation in themselves and their ability to achieve what they were hoping to.
To be kind, that to me means to listen attentively, ask clarifying questions, seek to understand, and encourage. Perhaps even to provide support and guidance. It can also mean to help by challenging (kindly) by helping determine with them if they know how to go from Point A to Point B or even what pitfalls to look out for.
What do you think of this quote?
Have a marvelous Friday.