Why do you do what you do? How do you
Why do you do what you do?
know what you know? How do you do what you do? Think about it.
As much as you are busy and don't feel you have the time to stop and think, you should. Have time to soak it in. You can't control your time, but you can manage it. Every experience should teach something new, even if it strengthens the importance of a past lesson.
The role that blogging plays for me is sharing memorable experiences and my reflections. I influence the thoughts of other people positively so that they want to influence others. How about you? What does blogging mean to you and value to do share?
Welcome to the interwebs, and I hope I've made you think about thinking for at least a few seconds.
I want to try this…and YOU should too.
This is called the Albert Mensah formula. I saw this at a leadership conference and want to use it to remember names this year. We all have trouble doing that. Ever not remember someone’s name at an event? Here you go. You may need to spend some time with the person if you desire to make the acronym complicated, but first impressions are powerful, so it may be easier right after depart from the person you met. The idea is still in the works for me because this is exactly when I’m intentionally planning to do it.
Personal: You take your name or another person’s name and assign a saying, adjective, noun, etcetera to help remember it. Shorter is easier. You can even motivate yourself by making one for yourself. Here’s my example
M: Make the most of yourself
A: Awareness is key to understanding
T: Try new things
T: Talk to other people
H: Humility is crucial
E: Enthusiasm is contagious
W: Wonder and wander with curiosity
See, it’s not that hard. I made this up in under five minutes. Don’t forget, you could do last names too. If you have a long name, obviously it is difficult. If that happens, stick with things that remind you of the person or use one word adjectives. Nicknames could work. Or you can go old school techniques, like saying his or her name in conversation A LOT. Chances are, if you care, you’ll remember the name. I’m just here to dump my thoughts onto paper, so people can read them. You are reading this sentence right now. Did I get in your head?
Just another neat way to remember names. Best works after you met him or her. Introducing yourself is important, but having a method for remembering works even better because it’s intentional, and you have fun with it. And when work is fun and productive, you’re on your way to bigger and better things. FUN + WORK = SUCCESS. Well, sometimes. It does depend, but that’s not this post’s topic. PEOPLE NAMES is the topic.
If this helps just one person or a spin-off idea develops, that’s wonderful. Here I am…randomly brainstorming name remembering techniques. Good luck…if you take action from here.
The Road Home, sung by the Dale Warland Singers. Dale Warland, Preston Smith, Roger W Sherman & Steve Barnett.
This song is extremely important to me because it speaks about how we all have a vocation/calling in life, so we can always look back and feel thankful for everything that brought us to that point. Everyone has a home. The Jazz Choir that I’m in sings this song for the graduating seniors in Chorale and Jazz Choir during our final concert. As my music teacher says, “Don’t forget where your home is, folks.”(0 plays)