Friday is here! Time to literally make our mark on the world. Today, John C continues to talk about getting away from self-centeredness and towards significance.
Ask to hear other people’s stories- As I travel around to the different offices that make up DishOne, one of my favorite things to do is sit down, one on one with managers and sales reps to hear their stories. And to be honest with you, many of their stories are nothing short of miraculous. Many of them were raised in broken families where positivity and passion for good wasn’t very apparent. Many others had great influences growing up, but they decided to take another road and got caught up in addiction. But despite all they had been through, they were will still standing. And not only just standing, but standing on the streets of the door to door world. Which, in my opinion is one of the hardest things a man/woman could do. It would have been really easy for each of these guys/gals to take the road of lease resistance and just give up or continue to give in. But instead, they are fighting for a better life, and it inspires the hell out of me.
Do you know the stories of the people in your life? Do you know where they have come from? “Are you acquainted with their struggles and their defining moments? Do you know about their hopes and their dreams?” Fred Rogers once said, “There isn’t anyone you couldn’t learn to love once you’ve heard their story.” I love that quote, and could not agree more with it. Going back to what I said about listening to the stories of the sales reps and managers, there is another part to it. As they tell their story, and they know someone is listening to them, it lights a fire within. It brings out their passion. It gets them emotional. It brings to light what they have learned from their struggles. And it is almost like a re-birth to what it is they want to accomplish. All, because someone decided to really listen.
I just want to take a second to call everyone to action. Action to take better care of the people you love. Action to listen to them, understand them, and know what motivates and inspires them. Action to help them stir up the fire within. Action to make a difference.
trying to listen for days, Cram