It is ok to be nice. Alphas are overrated and the true alphas are the good guys. In the nursing home the winner is the guy with the smile, the alphas burned out long ago or are sitting there alone with no visitors.
Humour, being cheeky, being human is right and can be professional. I like you. I want to help. If you do not see the humour then you are lost.
You still need to know your subject. Honesty beats confidence. Don't talk rubbish with confidence. The ones who know their stuff will realise that you are empty.
You buy from those you like and that includes buying ideas. So be likeable.
Nothing is really that important. Stand back for a minute, think of your best moment then return to your problem.
You will die, become sick or demented. What will matter then? Truth matters. Love matters. Moments matter - that hug, sunset, meal, laugh.
What more do you want?
Thursday, February 23, 2012
A few thoughts on what matters
So it was a long day at work with a variety of stresses and challenges. At the end of it I sat back, drank a glass of wine and thought about the day in the context of the rest of my life. This is what resulted: