I’ve started a new thing this past month. At dinnertime I ask my boys two questions – “Did you encourage anyone today?” and “Did anyone encourage you?”. Mark and I have to answer these questions as well, and for me I’ve found that it’s been a very good exercise in intention. As an artist I spend a lot of time alone in my studio creating, more days than not in my own little shell, so I really need to work at getting out into the world to both encourage and be encouraged. I think the rut of becoming 100% wrapped up in your own space is a hang-up that can happen in any career, but certainly in businesses where you are in a more solitary environment. Try this little challenge for yourself. It’s hard at first but in a few days you’ll really see a change!
With encouragement in mind, my son showed me the latest “Improv Everywhere” short, and as usual, it’s brilliant. Talk about encouragement! They totally MADE this store owners day, if not year, with their surprise! Check it out – it’ll make you smile.
Have a wonderful day! xoxo