This quote is the essence of personal and professional development. Education does not only mean schooling but also includes street smarts and learning by doing. Although I am not schooled in social media, or even marketing, I have managed to …
- Write a book which is now available on Amazon and Kindle at http://www.theshysalesguy.com
- Blog for several years at http://www.mangocommunications.blog
- Create multiple websites including http://www.depressionsupport.com
- Create an advertising agency at http://www.mangocommunications.ca
I am not telling you this for any other reason than the fact that if I can do it, anyone can. The internet levels the playing field and enables anyone to make a mark.
Warren Buffet summarizes in one quote what we all need to heed. There is a space between what someone tells us and how we react. Unfortunately most people, including myself, tend to react instantly and emotionally. The key is the space before your reaction which provides the opportunity to absorb and respond. “Viktor Frankl said, in every situation, there is a space between the space and how you respond to it and in that space, you can decide how you’re going to respond, now that space may only be a millisecond but in that space, you can decide are you going to react or are you going to respond.”
Do you know why you are here on earth. Tough question. It’s not always obvious. My reason is simple. Helping others. My focus is on several areas including sales and marketing, mental health and homelessness. Certainly the vast majority of homeless people also suffer from mental health issues. I have one suggestion – the next time you encounter a homeless person, stop, look them in the eyes and engage in a conversation. And then help them with a coffee, something to eat or keep them warm and give then some money if you can afford it. Don’t just walk by.
Our true character emerges in times of trouble, not when things are going well. As someone who has suffered from depression, I know this to be true. Depression is a dark journey which builds character once you have emerged and gone through it. There is a light at the end of the tunnel and it’s not a train. Stay hopeful, follow your doctors orders with respect to medication, see a therapist, join a support group and never give up.