I’m pretty big on avoiding people who aren’t authentic. I know people who are sunshine and blowing bubbles in fields of green, allergy-free grass every day, but you know there’s a hurricane in the area. When things don’t line up, I get annoyed that they’re not being honest with their friends.
Then I was faced with the brutal reality that I’ve been doing the same thing.
When I greet people now, I’m not going to ask them, “how are you doing?” or “how is your day?” Those questions are too easily dismissed with a formed-by-habit, “fine” and don’t connect us any closer, other than I was polite enough to ask about them. Instead, I’ll ask a more thought-provoking question.
What’s been the highlight of your day/week/month/year?”
We’re not alone on this journey. Let’s connect. So…
What’s been the highlight of your January? Is there anything I can do to improve your February? Talk to me in the comments. I won’t bite.
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