Plaque, gingivitis, cavities, drills, scraping, flossing: these words haunt me every six months when it’s time for another visit to my dentist. Seriously? Wasn’t I just there? Is it really that important? I can literally create a list of 100 places I would rather be than sitting in that chair, with a bib tied around my neck, and my teeth so exposed. I literally cringe when the dentist walks into the room to examine the hygienist’s handiwork (the cleanliness of my mouth). I don’t do well with bad grades, and if I get a poor mark on my record, I don’t think I can handle the shame of knowing I’m just not that strong of a flosser yet. I don’t know if it’s because of the Dopamine Challenge, or if I’m simply more mature since my last checkup? Nah. I’m sure it’s the Dopamine Challenge! Anyway, I checked off meditating while I was in the chair, and didn’t even have a tummy ache from being too tense when it was all over. And my dental report card today: Beautiful teeth. Still no cavities. And remember, flossing is your friend!
The Other Three
- Exercise – done
- Meditate – done
- Kindness – done
- Hearing my nephews sing
- Family dog pile first thing in the morning
- No cavities
- Connecting with our clients
- Positive results from action plans
- Kind & generous offer of time from a friend
- Returned phone calls
We work with a wide variety of clients and companies, helping their leadership teams grow stronger together, while providing individual managers the tools they need to be effective leaders within an ever-changing business environment. While it’s important for us to provide appropriate guidance and feedback when in a training environment, it’s equally important to provide experiences that are memorable. Today we facilitated an exercise that required a highly-interactive ball toss between the entire leadership team, and resulted in their discussion of some obvious parallels to what we as leaders experience daily. I enjoyed observing the exercise, and loved the conversation that followed. Seeing firsthand the impact of our programs for this client put a smile on my face.