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Let's Keep Working on Concise Speech

Thursday, October 27, 2016/Categories: Entries

Another day where I filled up on words too quickly. Too quickly for those speaking to me - not for myself personally. Let me say that I get it - I am very lucky - I own businesses - I'm the boss - but thanks to all of that the buck stops with me. All of the time. So I have lots coming at me from all directions - this makes me prefer concise answers - unless I ask for more detail. I ask a question of an employee today............it was a yes or no question...............I got at least 300 words in response.........I glazed over. I am going to help people around me out by prefacing questions with something like "This is a yes or no question...........". Does that seem rude? Or helpful? Texting is good for me - if I'm in the middle of something else - I just get back to it when I can! Those words don't count in the daily total.

I also spent time today trying to find someone to go to the Cubs game with me on Sunday - or tomorrow or Saturday - I just feel like this is a once in a lifetime chance and I would love to be there! Although it would be really expensive, and crowded, and full of drunk people, that might spill on me. Maybe the comfort of my living room is the right place for me.........I just hate to skip out on things like this and then look back wishing I had just done it.........life is short - don't forget that!

Speaking of that - I was in charge of the invocation at Rotary today - really just food for thought in our club - I read something by Father Alfred D'Souza:

"For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life."

I love that quote - and all the obstacles I face are the life I created for myself - I love to work. I love to write. I constantly take on a lot - and I think it's just because that is the way I like things. So I will schedule my workouts - and have that for me time - and take pleasure in the time I carve out to spend with friends and family - at those one on one times I can take in a lot of words.............if I'm working make it snappy and spit it out!


The Gym Bytch

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