Beyond Words

From time to time, I’ve written about a situation involving one of my kids, and after observing something recently, it’s a huge metaphor for what every one of us does in our busy lives.

It’s that time of year when the world looks fresh and clean—for those of us with winters of snow, we begin seeing robins and green grass. Regardless of where we are, there’s something about spring that is bright, sunny and new.

None of us have the time we’d like to accomplish what we need to get done. Time is a precious commodity—both in the business and personal sense. With more time, we can get more sales, make more money, spend more time with family and friends, and invest in things we enjoy.

Today, we’re going to look at something very small, but also very important. It’s unseen by many, lurking in the shadows. If left alone, it will mushroom and infiltrate communication channels everywhere. Like a virus, it is contagious. For those who recognize its quiet fury, there is a look of sorrow and shaking of the head. No hazmat suit can protect us, however, a dictionary can.

I thought that would capture your eyes today because it’s a perennial hot topic in our industry. Today, we’re going somewhere else–interpersonal communication—that thing where a message is sent from one person to another, and another message returned. Interpersonal communication can be in-person, over the phone, through email or text–you name it.

There are times when we do everything we can to reach our goal as quickly and as effortlessly as possible.

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