You know what I mean, right? Those life-sized, full color blowups of real people, mounted to foamboard, cut all the way around, and then propped up so they look like a real person?
A few phrases come to mind here… “Light’s on, but no one’s home” “As useful as an ashtray on a motorcycle” or a new favorite “The wheel’s spinning but the hamster’s dead.”
Don’t be that guy!
Bring your brain, your motivation, your desire to do a good job, to every meeting, conversation, activity you do all day long!
Show you are listening, by repeating back, using different words, what has been said to you. Show you understand by actually DOING what is asked of you. Show you are engaged by participating in the discussion, bringing new ideas and concepts to the table.
Don’t just show up and take up space, using oxygen better allotted to those contributing members of society! Don’t just sit there and nod your head, hoping against hope that no one will notice you, pay attention to you, or, heaven forbid, ask you a meaningful question.
Don’t just “coast” through life, your family, your job, pretending that it is a dress-rehearsal.
THIS IS YOUR LIFE, YOU SHOULD LIVE IT ACTIVELY AND ON PURPOSE!
Be present in all you do. Show you care. Prove you want to do a good job. Excel at all that you work on. Make a supreme effort for all your attempts.
At least produce a pulse!
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