On Sunrises

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Every morning while at work, I have the opportunity to watch the sun rise. Each one is different and my reaction is always the same, I feel it’s the most beautiful yet. Well, a couple days ago, I watched a sunrise that I know beyond a shadow of doubt out did itself.

There are trees outside the window where I work.  On this particular morning, the sky behind the trees turned a brilliant red; it was as if the very sky itself was on fire. It stayed that way for at least twenty minutes  before the sun popped up over the trees.

Let me pause here and say, mornings are my favorite time of day. I see mornings as a new opportunity to begin again; a second chance, if you will to make things right. Morning brings with it a certain joy for me; a brand new day I’ve never seen before.

If you’ve not taken the opportunity to watch a sunrise or two, may I suggest you do so. And as you do remember every new day is a gift. Enjoy!

Ciao!

Savannah J. providing a place of tranquility away from the stress of life.

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Beware the Fast Talkers

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I was recently approached by a co-worker asking for help with his writing project. He is an entrepreneur with current up and running businesses and the gift of gab, if you will. What stood out in the conversation was his wording. Let me pause here and give you a bit of insight into what I do. Aside from my writing, I get a salary for listening. I always tell my family and friends, I get paid to listen.

As we talked this morning, he began sharing his vision for his book with me. One theme stood out, he wanted my skills as a writer. Now, I have no qualms assisting him with his project, but I realized my assistance would involve a lot more than coaching.

It’s been said, writing a book is a lot like giving birth and I suppose it is. Any writer will tell you, it take a lot of time, patience and sometimes struggle to create. We spend hours alone with our laptops, tablets or pens and paper bringing our characters to life and no one can tell our story for us. That is unless we use a ghostwriter. My co-worker’s wording had ghostwriter written all over it.

Years ago, I would have fallen for the idea and consequently over committed myself. (Growth is a beautiful thing) I have since become more astute. As I stated earlier, I don’t mind assisting my co-worker but I will make it clear, this is his project. Hence he will do the work.

I’m sharing this because there are those who’ve learned to manipulate words to convey a message far differently than what we think we’ve heard. And in the end, we find ourselves inundated with more responsibility than we can handle. It could be because they aren’t proficient in the tasks they need help with and not just about laziness. To that I say, what an opportune time for a learning experience under our tutelage. In the case of laziness, no better time than the present to roll up the sleeves and go to work, again under our guidance.

The art of listening along with the assertiveness to say no will save us a lot of grief when conversing with a Fast Talker. Stand your ground and redirect the conversation letting them know you’re there for them but the work to be done is theirs.

Ciao!

Savannah J. providing a place of tranquility away from the stress of life.

http://www.thesavannahjpublications.com

Follow Savannah on Twitter http://bit.ly/1tBBC6o

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Savannah is the author of The Prey now available in eBook on Kindle http://amzn.to/1xg0pgM and on Google Play Books http://bit.ly/1q5hncz

Also look for Raising Tristan on Google Play Books http://bit.ly/1pL4GqN and on Kindle http://amzn.to/1AlHl6g