Are You Making Others Feel Small?

Last week I was having a conversation with my assistant about another person. She paused for a moment and said, “Can I be honest?” I said, “Of course.” Then she said, “Every time I have interacted with him, I feel like he has somewhere more important to be. He makes me feel like I don’t matter, like he is having the conversation because he has to and not because he wants to and he is ready to move on as quickly as possible.” Have you ever felt that from someone else? I’m sure we all have at one time or another but the more poignant question is – Have you ever done that to someone else? My friend Kevin Hall wrote a great book called Aspire. In the book he dissects the meaning of words and in the first chapter he introduces an Indian word – Genshai. Genshai means that
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A Powerful Word

Last week I had a chance to be part of a special retreat with my friend Kevin Hall, the author of Aspire. (https://www.powerofwords.net) Kevin’s book has become a definite top ten, and I would recommend it for everyone. It is about words, and it is full of tremendous insight and experiences that will help you in business and in life. At the event, I met a man named Pravin Chikouri, who flew in from Vienna. Pravin and Kevin met almost by chance many years ago as their two paths crossed in a fabric store that Pravin owns. As they talked and Kevin shared his reason for his visit to Vienna, Pravin shared with him a word that was important in his life. Pravin is Indian and his mother taught his a word when he was a boy, that became a way of life. The word is Genshai, and it means
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