Happiness, Love, Purpose, Relationships, Team Building

Humble Bragging

There are those who pretend to be humble yet if you read through the lines and you know for certain that they are bragging. This is called “Humble Bragging.”

And then there are those who try to downplay their achievements and refuse to call attention yet everybody can see how good they really are. I think this always the best.

Being right is a good thing; better than being wrong. But being right all the time is a tremendous burden to carry. Some insist they are right all the time. Not possible. Be willing to accept correction humbly and graciously. It has been said that correction of mistakes is the first step of success.

There are many stars and are overrated. And then there are many role models and they are unappreciated. That’s ok. Role models do not need to bask in the limelight. They have a beautiful and distinctive shine of their own. You do not have to be a star but you will certainly shine through your humility, work excellence and beauty of character.

Don’t brag about yourself. Let others praise you. ~Proverbs 27:2

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Energy Vampires

People are always unavailable for people who are constantly complaining and angry all the time. It’s not that they are insensitive, it is simply because their energy are zapped and their beauty is uglified by all that negativity. Put on a smile on your face and be an encourager instead. The world opens up to you in terms of friendship and opportunities.

Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and the thinkers. But most of all surround yourself with those who see greatness within you.

Some people equate the worth of a person with the work he or she produces. That is all so wrong. You are worth so much not because of what you do but because of what Christ has done for you on the cross. This is why only Christ gives intrinsic worth. No need to feel sorry for yourself. You are worth so much in the eyes of The One who have His life for you.

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Advice and Suggestions

Have you ever given advice or a suggestion and someone responded with “You’re not my boss!” or “Who died and left you in charge?” Too often, we want to run our own lives according to our own plans, and we see help from others as interference. This is not good.

Some people are over confident even in their errors and refuse to accept the ideas of others. They defend their stand to the death. This is not a good thing. The ability to withhold judgment, consider differing views, assessing them and doing due diligence is the key towards arriving at truthful information that form the bases for one’s decision. This is a leadership skill that has to be trained and developed.

Successful people love to hear advice including things they do not want to hear but they need to hear. This is humility and they get to enjoy the benefits later on.

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Good and Bad Together

There are good, inspiring leaders and there are weak and poor managers. I’ve worked for them and worked with them. Guess what? I learned from all of them. Inspired by the good ones and challenged with the not-so-good ones too.

Just because I am employed I should never deceive myself into thinking I am working for somebody else. What we become, learn, do and develop is what we get out of our work. And good or bad management, well, they are just part of the equation and the day I stopped blaming them is the day I start growing up.

The genius at the top doesn’t make the team look good. A good team makes the person at the top look like a genius. You bet! 🙂 And while others are concerned with making themselves look good, the good leaders inspire and bring out the best in their people.

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Encouragement

Encouragement is powerful and is much needed. However, encouragement is biodegradable. It needs to be given from time to time. Negative comments are even more powerful. It can debilitate a person. Experts say that for every one negative comment given and received, it takes nine positive comments to just recover and to break even. So be an encourager. Be more concerned with building up rather than constantly tearing down.

True friends say good things behind your back and bad things to your face simply because they care. This is just one part of the equation. The other part says that the person who wants to improve would take the criticism positively.

The same principle applies to giving and receiving feedback in the work place. Do not bear grudges when given negative feedback. Take it as a challenge to improve. And do not be harsh and rude with giving feedback as well. Be constructive and be encouraging. This is effective leadership at work.

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Be An Encourager

Be a person of encouragement. Better to be a good-finder instead of being a constant fault-finder. Give compliments and show appreciation.

Mark Twain says: “I can live for two months on a good compliment.” No matter who the person is, everyone needs a good dosage of encouragement. So find people to encourage today and watch the magic happens, you get encouraged yourself.

The gifts of caring, attention, affection and appreciation are some of the most precious gifts we can give. The truth is that it is not easy having and maintaining a kind heart in a cruel, indifferent world. But just the same, we serve! We encourage and we inspire! And then we experience the joy. I think that’s how it works. 😊

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Team Player

Small dreams are reached alone. Great dreams require others.

You can’t succeed alone. This is why God gives us people and friends. Scriptures say: A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. Learn to work as a team player and do not attempt to be a lone ranger.

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” ~Henry Ford

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