How are you viewing the events of this past weekend: the inauguration, the comparative number disputes, the now-famous news conference in front of the CIA Memorial Wall?
I must say, I’m not surprised by any of the above. The Trump concept is quite self-centered: he wins, others lose.
What struck a chord of indignation with me occurred Sunday, on Meet the Press. Kellyanne Conway introduced a new phrase, “Alternative Facts”, when asked about the Trump’s Press Secretary’s media blast. Read the quote from Axios here.
Most unusual, and troublesome! I’m rereading all your wonderful suggestions from #WorldRecipe…thank you!
I heard that the book 1984 by George Orwell is flying off the shelves. As a reader who writes, I love books. Read that one years ago, or I confess, tried numerous times to get through it. Now don’t chastise me, dystopian fiction is fine, I don’t prefer it.
I just finished reading Adversaries into Allies: Win People Over Without Manipulation or Coercion by Bob Burg.
A great reminder for me about win-win principles, with excellent scenarios for application both at work and in daily life. I highly recommend this book, or Bob Burg’s other work, The Go-Giver.
Speaking of writing, someone’s been busy penning executive orders that are sliding across the presidential desk. Nope, got nothing else to say ‘bout that, for I expected a monarchial approach.
Should we worry about the path our country is on, in light of a few pen strokes from the new Executive? Absolutely!
His words matter. What he does is just as important as what he says, and how he says it.
What can we do, if we are on the high road, as peaceful change makers?
Do you journal? Keep a good record of history, from this day forward. Your continued legacy makes a difference to the future generations. (A bit of a nod to 1984. See, I’m not anti-dystopian.)
To my journal, I’ve added my sentiment on President Obama’s exit. Yes, I was teary-eyed, sad.
But I am harkened by his words, from his last news conference.
“I believe in this country. I believe in the American people. I believe that people are more good than bad. I believe tragic things happen. I think there’s evil in the world, but I think at the end of the day, if we work hard and if we’re true to those things in us that feel true and feel right, that the world gets a little better each time.”
Full NY Times transcript here, this quote is from the very last few paragraphs.
Let’s get to work on making each day better, working on those things that are true and right – beginning in our own homes, stretching out to the neighbors and then widening our circle.
We’re not alone. We have the awesome pictures and stories from #sistermarch to encourage us. And many legacy shoulders on which we now stand.
Together, we can create solid future, learning from our past, propelling us forward, one moment at a time.
What are some of your win-win bridge building ideas?