A Thought for Halloween

dreamstime_s_35600053Many of us like to dress up in costumes on Halloween and pretend to be someone (or something) that we are not. It’s fun!

Why not take that a step further and the day after Halloween start becoming the person we want? I know, it’s not realistic to become a vampire or werewolf or the other fanciful things that we might pretend to be on Halloween.

However, in our regular lives if we want to be happier, more successful, more compassionate, healthier, we can do that. If we want to change professions or careers, we can do that. If we want to improve our relationships with others, we can. We can be the person we want all year, not just on Halloween.

No Reality, Only Perception (2)

No Reality, Only Perception (Video Link)

dreamstime_xs_19065343Previously I wrote about how our perception of ourselves determines what we think of us, and how it might not be accurate. Now I would like to write about how our perception of other people determines what we think of them, and again, how that perception may not be accurate.

For example, have you ever had an employee who really messed up? What was your perception of that employee’s ability to do the job at the time? Have your perceptions changed? If not, is it possible the employee has changed and you have not seen it? Although I believe that generally past behavior is the best indicator of future behavior, I also believe that people can change. It may be more difficult for our perceptions to change.

Are there other people in your professional and personal life who may have changed, and you have not seen it?

It is important to keep an open mind. We may need to consciously analyze our perceptions to see if they are still accurate.

You Are the Master of Every Situation

You Are the Master of Every Situation (Video Link)

I found this in a fortune cookie, “You are the master of every situation.”

This is true. We may not be able to control everything that happens to us in our professional and personal lives, but we control how we respond. Because we control what we do in every situation, we are the master of every situation.

Question to Readers about Videos

Hello Readers,

This is not a blog so much as it is a question.  Do you watch and like the videos that I usually include with the blogs?  I am considering not doing the videos any more, mostly because it is expensive and I am not sure that I am getting a good enough return on them.

For those that like them, would you still watch them if the quality were lower?  Currently I hire someone to tape, edit, attach the beginning and ending slides, and add music.  If I just did a quick video myself like many do, would you still watch them?  Would it impact my reputation with you?

With any business, we always need to evaluate what we are doing, why we are doing it, are we getting the results we want, and should we change.  Please help me with deciding if I should make a change with the videos.

Thank you!