The 5 Requests

Five daily requests that could change your life.

  1. Cultivate gratitude.

You will never be happy or fully appreciate the beauty in anything if you aren’t gracious. Gratitude allows us to see the glass half full, and the light of the sky even on cloudy days. The paycheck while we sit at our desks wishing we were home. Cultivate gratitude. Do this with your speech – Keep it positive and gossip to a minimum. Actions – Help someone. Hold a door. Buy someone a cup of coffee or tea. Write it down. Something good happens every day, we just find it easier to remember the bad stuff.

  1. Be an Active Listener.

Hear what people are really saying? Every person you meet matters. What they say matters. Active listening improves on the job effectiveness and relationships

  1. Do everything with character.

Character gives the work you do a personal signature. It’s your chance to leave an impression or feeling that will define you long after the job is done. People barely remember what you do, but they remember how you made them feel.

  1. Become a specialist at what you love and generalist at everything else.

We spend a lot of time attempting to be good at things we don’t really care about. It’s the nature of our competitive culture. I say, If you love something become the best at it. Become a specialist this will make you successful. Success can be defined as doing something you love well.

  1. Be able to pivot.

Imagine your life is a point on a plane. From the point you stand, everything is changing around you constantly. You have to be able to pivot. Turn around go back. Return to the point you previously left. Start from a new point. Are you flexible? If the answer is no, then become flexible. Your ability to adapt to change is priceless. Our environment is constantly in flux and it affects everything. Changes are growth opportunities.

Sontaia P.k. Briggs


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