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Note from Carol

Lunchtime Love is back; the monthly FREE Q&A: Mark your calendar!  Some questions to get you thinking:
  • Ever drop a ball?  Or a few?
  • Think nobody notices?
  • Think again! This is costing you thousands and CAN be reversed. 
Date:         Monday 5/1/17
Time:        12pm to 1pm Eastern
Topic:         How the Art of Following Through will drive business your way
Call-In:      Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +14086380968,100931638# or +16465588656,100931638#
Or Telephone:
     Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll), Meeting ID: 100 931 638
And yes, feel free to tell others in your company to join in. Bring a sandwich, salad, or soup, and a great attitude. Roll up your sleeves, smile, and join us with a little Lunchtime Love.

- Carol Williams

Vulnerability in Business: Why "airing out our personal garden” opens us up to our greatness

They say that when you in business, every day must appear as if you are in Disney World. It’s a magical place of dreams
I think that’s only partially true. While there is no doubt that customers are drawn to the “seemingly perfect and impossible,” they are also quite weary of it. All of us human beings are imperfect. Society breeds pressure to pretend. And while the vision of everyone walking the streets “bare chested with their problems in view” is a laughable idea, I submit that moving closer to vulnerability moves us closer to the dreamy perfection we wish we could attain.
Here was the reaction: This is not okay. It’s not okay to be overwhelmed, and, it’s certainly not okay to be talking about overwhelm in a business environment. 
I had to do some backpedaling at that point. There was no presentation given about this feeling. This feeling was disclosed to me in a very safe, one to one, business environment. And while we need to be strong and carry on, our vulnerability creates connections with others. Nobody is created in the plastic perfectness that is Disney. Opening up our imperfections is the first step to greatness. To become a true leader and grow professionally and personally….

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“Don't just accept whatever comes your way in life. You were born to win; you were born for greatness; you were created to be a champion in life."

- Joel Olsteen

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