Welcome to this week’s edition of "Just a few things," a weekly blog dedicated to sharing a few things I've been doing, thinking, reading or learning throughout the week. Many of these things are inspired by my interactions with you via email or social media, so feel free to drop a comment and share a few things yourself! Let’s get to it.
What was I reminded of this week?
That we’re all human and we’re all going through our own trials and tribulations. I’m usually pretty good at keeping this frame of mind, but every now and then a project or situation clouds my judgement and I see only the work, not the person doing the work.
The military played a big role in learning this early on. It was evident when leadership viewed us as “bodies” and when they viewed us as “people.” The leaders who more often than not saw us as people always had the most respect across the team/company and we would bend over backwards to get done what had to be done. This is something I carry with me today. As I type this I realize the most concise word for this is simply “empathy.”
Has something surprised me this week?
As a matter of fact, yes! When you purchase something from Combat Flags you will always receive a brief “thank you” via email and this week (the last few weeks, really) I’ve received SO MANY replies to those thank you emails with people sharing their stories, sharing their families stories and simply telling me how they found out about Combat Flags. I love it. It puts such a BIG smile on my face to learn more about your stories and, selfishly, to hear about the meaning you find in Combat Flags.
What am I working on for Combat Flags right now?
Oye, buckle up and grab a snack because we could be here for a while... but I’ll keep it quick. Short answer is SO MUCH. And honest answer is SO MUCH that I feel like I’m not doing any of it particularly well. I’ve been a bit under the weather this week and that slowed down my early morning productivity. This is a quick (not comprehensive) list:
If you need to know 1 thing about Combat Flags this week, what is it?
I’ve got 3 things for you. Rule breaker, I know.
Now tell me something that happened, was memorable, that you learned, whatever you want, from your week!
This is my favorite part :) Leave a comment with something about your week.
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