Hey, can you help me move a piano?

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Years before the digital revolution where lightweight, portable electronic keyboards are now common, many of us have had large, and very heavy pianos in our house.

There was no way they could be moved by one individual, so the plea was made to family and friends for help.

I thought about this “getting help from friends” request  because I’ve run into several people lately that have been going through some very difficult, heavy times and when I’ve talked further with them about their experiences, they’ve commented back to me that they are not really close to anyone.  In the midst of being emotionally overwhelmed, they are having to make sense of a very difficult situation on their own.   I feel for them.  Not surprising to me is that each of the people I’ve talked to have been men.  Quite typically, as guys, we just have this “isolate ourselves from others” mentality.  It’s really not a good thing

Guys, that kind of mindset might work in the short-term, actually for years.  However, eventually, there will come a time of crisis where the load is just too heavy to handle on our own.  I’m mentioning this now  in hopes that if you are reading this post and  have no one else in your life that you can be utterly transparent with, I want to strongly encourage you to take a step of faith and try to connect with some other person, of the same gender and have someone to walk through life with you.

Over this past year, I’ve mentioned to you often in posts that I’ve created an app that is meant to not only help you identify your own personal goals,  but also in this app, there is a very cool feature.  It’s a dashboard that allows you to text or e-mail  a friend in a snapshot kind of way how you are doing in all the areas of your responsibilities.

I have used this Dashboard so often with others and found it to be incredibly helpful.   And when I see a “red” area in a friend’s text, we deal with it.   That’s what friends do for each other, right!

If you have been doing life alone, or you understand that a close friend of yours has been doing the “isolate” thing, let me encourage you to try this app.  Do it with a friend.

For less than a Starbucks special coffee, I truly believe you will not regret the cost of using this resource to help you and a friend share in the heavy lifting of life.

To check out the app:

You can visit  either the App Store (for IPhones)     https://appsto.re/us/ejC7fb.I

Google Play Store- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.FoundationsLifeCoach.Foundations&hl=en ;
www.foundationslifecoach.com

 

 

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“Whatever he says, you gotta do … the Peyton Manning way”

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I  recall reading something about leaders that it was vital for them to understand although they work hard, so does the sales person, or the accounts receivable person, or the switchboard operator, or the delivery person, or the fast food worker. Though the ultimate responsibilities and work loads differ among different workers, there is a huge need for recognizing that others can work just as hard as you do and can take great pride in doing their best. We all need to respect each other.
Today’s post though is a reminder to us all that we all have been given work to do. But here’s the question, “how seriously do you strive to be your best?”
I don’t know what your specific job is, but I wanted to pass along'Whatever He Says, You Gotta Do': Teammates Remember the Peyton Manning Way. Its been said that success comes to those who work at it. Well, this article I believe shows why there are few professional football players who have achieved the level of success that he has. He works at it.
The other two things that come to my mind, and this will not come as any surprise to the regular readers of this blog is 1) Peyton’s example to us all of the need for FOCUS and INTENTIONALITY if we are going to pursue excellence and the 2) is a reminder that “WORK” is just one of My Balance Sheet that we all have. If we area going to truly live a life of satisfaction, then we need to be constantly aware of all of our areas of responsibility (not just WORK) and strive to be excellent in all of them. There will be no shortcuts. It will take hard work and focus. Thus, the example of Peyton Manning in the area of WORK.
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