Monday, July 29, 2013

Not Alone

You are not alone.
You are not even abandoned.

The best reminder that we are not alone is when someone shows us empathy.

Empathy!

    Understanding
    Sympathy
    Compassion

Empathy is best expressed by someone who has also struggled in the areas you are struggling.

Sometimes just knowing you’re not alone is enough. 

Now, be a giver.  Show someone near you a touch of empathy.

It will come back to you four-fold.



P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time


Friday, July 26, 2013

The "Why"

People buy “why” you do what you do more than they buy what you do. 

Got a passion?  There’s a story in there somewhere.  That story is what you should be telling. 

My “why”? 

I write and speak because I want to offer hope, encouragement and inspiration one word at a time to mankind. 

What is your “why”?



P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time


Monday, July 22, 2013

Eye Contact

I've been reminded again of the importance of appropriate eye contact in everyday life, especially with those who serve us. 

Waiters, waitresses, retail sales clerks, hotel workers, cab
drivers, bellmen, airport baggage handlers, barbers and manicurists, and so many others are first a human being long before they become a servant of our immediate needs.   And in light of that, a simple act of recognition is not too much to ask.

It’s time to put down our cell phone, the newspaper, the book for one brief moment and acknowledge the person offering his/her service and attention to us.

Courtesy is the message of the day. 

These individuals are not our hired hand to be ordered around like an owned slave.

They have names, feet that hurt too, a tired body, and a less-than rich and famous lifestyle. 

Give them their due – give respect, appreciation and attention.

We need to look them in the eye, say the “thank you” words when appropriate.

“See” them.


P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time


Friday, July 19, 2013

What We Want

John Maxwell reminds us of this timeless principle.

What most people want is to be listened to, respected, and understood. 

Listened to:
Giving significance to my words, feelings and expressions

Respected:
Recognized as a person of worth and treated with common decency.

Understood:
You may not agree, but at least understand my point. 

Sales people really need to heed these words, and ministers, managers, parents, spouses, politicians, pundits, comedians, commentators, bakers, bikers, and a few thousand others.

It’s called common decency!


P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time


Monday, July 15, 2013

Personal Growth

How valuable is personal growth to an individual?
How valuable is it to an organization?

A person willing to invest in their own growth and
development is a person in whom I take great interest.  This shows great initiative, great insight and focus.

If a person cares enough to continue developing self long after the diploma is stored in the garage, then I want that person on my team.

The great news is this – personal growth can continue for the rest of one’s life. 

Michelangelo says – I am always learning.

Gotta love that.

P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time


Friday, July 12, 2013

Positive Attitude

According to John C. Maxwell, a positive attitude is one of the character traits that should be rewarded. 


Have you ever had an employee with a bad attitude?  They are the glass-half-empty people.  They refuse to look for the bright side in any situation or to look for a solution in dire circumstances. 

Encourage a positive attitude and your will most likely get a positive attitude.

Really, this stuff works. 



P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time


Monday, July 8, 2013

Are You Eating Right

22 Seconds

A worthy question ... 

Eating affects our lives on so many levels.

Ah, but consider this angle.


“Most unhappiness in life is due to the fact that you are listening to yourself rather than talking to yourself.” 
~Martyn Lloyd-Jones
English Heart Surgeon


What are you chewing on, mulling over, and contemplating?  Feed your mind some good and wholesome thoughts.

It matters.

P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time


Friday, July 5, 2013

Positive Attitude

According to John C. Maxwell, a positive attitude is one of the character traits that should be rewarded. 

Have you ever had an employee with a bad attitude?  They are the glass-half-empty people.  They refuse to look for the bright side in any situation or to look for a solution in dire circumstances. 

Encourage a positive attitude and you will most likely get a positive attitude.

Really, this stuff works. 



P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

What Do You Deserve

The self image is a complex picture of several things.

    ~Who a person is
      ~What that person deserves
        ~What a person thinks he/she can become

Let’s focus on what you deserve. 


You deserve …
To be happy
To be healthy
To be financially successfully
To be emotionally stable
To be successfully employed

You deserve to be anything you can embrace in your mind and accept as a real possibility for your life.

You are the only one who can fully determine what you deserve.

It begins as a mindset.
It grows with consistent possibility thoughts.

Live the life you deserve to live.


P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time


Monday, July 1, 2013

We All Need Help

13 seconds


Love this idea.  Speaks of community, friendship, and comraderie. 

Alex Haley kept a picture of a turtle on top of a fence post to remind himself that “everyone needs a little help from time to time.”

There is no shame in reaching out for help. 
You just might be overwhelmed at the response.


P Michael Biggs
Offering Up-Moments
One Moment at a Time