Back in the office after a really great week in Orlando. I am back to reality. Stacks of papers and projects line my desk and work area. It is funny how being gone for 4 days will do this to a person when she comes back:
Last night, I realized that I am a connector person. I have a way of affecting people just from being around them, and I realized to that this is all the more reason I need to be more positive. This week was about discovery. Self discovery, self exploration, and business. It was through the trade show interactions, airport random conversations, and most of all getting to know the people I was surrounded with that I realized I live for connecting with people. 🙂 It really makes my soul burst! I also came to the conclusion that I cast a lot of judgements. I need to not do that.
I was reminded to sit in observation mode. Who am I to tell others how to conduct and live their lives? Who am I to say that the outfit so-and-so is wearing doesn’t match and definitely doesn’t flatter their body type? I am not the one to say that. I need to be in observation and discernment mode. What I can tell you is this: By looking at how a person acts, dresses, and carries themselves you can learn a lot about them as a customer, client or just a passer-by. Everything they do whether they recognize it or not, has an indicator about them. Someone who smiles all the time, are they genuinely happy? OR, are they a great actor? Sometimes the phrase, “you can see it in her eyes” holds so true. You can tell a lot from looking someone directly square in the eyes. Try it and watch for a reaction! Do they turn away or do they look right back? 🙂 Peer into their soul! Find out what makes them tick and just take it all into account. Why are they so happy? or sad? or just looking like they could use a hug?
Observation mode is one of the most interesting positions to be in most of the time. You sit, non judgmental and just watch. It’s actually more enjoyable than a movie! This is why I love traveling! What a great eclectic culture of people in such a concentrated area! It is just so fabulous to me and brings me great joy.
You can learn a ton about a person just from observing them. It is not being creepy….well…….
It is just literally a better way to reach out to others when you are a little more informed. 🙂 You may find that you enjoy people more when you stop looking for their flaws and just go with it!