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If you can’t see the positivity…

If you can’t see the reasons for hope…

If you can’t see the opportunity for change…

If you can’t see the wonderful possibilities…

If you can’t find a reason to laugh…

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Beige is ubiquitous.

It’s the non-offensive colour that is used on walls everywhere.

When you go to the hardware store, there are dozens of versions of beige.

All allegedly different.

But in reality, all the same.

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There’s a certain vulnerability that comes with telling us something about yourself.

I don’t mean bragging about your achievements, or listing your accomplishments.

And I don’t mean rambling for so long that everyone’s eyes glaze over.

I’m talking about those stories from your childhood that give us a better understanding of who you are today.

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At the moment, when many people are working remotely and setting up offices at home, it’s much easier to send an email.

We can take our time collecting our thoughts and put them down in a methodical, well considered manner.

It seems very civilised and professional.

But there are times when an email won’t do.

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E. E. Cummings once wrote,

“To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight.”

It’s not easy to be yourself.

Lots of people will have opinions about who you are and what you should be doing with your life.

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There are people working hard and having fun.

Pursuing ambitious goals and making great progress towards them.

Positive and optimistic about the future.

Constantly learning and challenging each other to grow.

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Instead of looking for help…

perhaps we can look for ways to help others.

Instead of looking for encouragement…

perhaps we can look for ways to encourage others.

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One of my favourite writers is Andy Andrews, and his iconic character, Jones once said:

“In your life, what’s possible is often determined by what you believe. On the other hand, what is impossible can always be determined by what you believe. Belief is a currency of sorts. If you spend it foolishly by believing a thing is impossible, it will be. But if you spend your currency wisely—by believing a thing is possible and allowing that belief to fuel your thinking and work—then to you it will be.”

What’s possible for you and your life?

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Not all of Jerry Seinfeld’s jokes make me split my sides with laughter.

Not all of Bruce Springsteen’s songs are destined to be hits.

Not all of LeBron James’s shots will go in.

I’m a massive fan of all of the above guys, but not everything that they do is their best work.

And that’s OK.

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I want to be the best dad I can be.

I’m doing the best that I can.

I’m not there yet, but I’m tryin’.

I want to be a better manager.

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