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My favorite imaginative activity is people watching. I can create an entire world around a person having observed them for less than a minute. It's actually pretty fun and...I'll say it...only a LITTLE creepy. :)
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It's always amazing to me how much romantic relationships can teach us about business, social media, life in general. I wonder why it is, then, that some accomplished people are SUCH disasters in that same arena?! My current job position was absolutely a piece of "grass is greener" as you stated. I worked in a small start-up for 3 years, decided it "wasn't right for me." It focused a LOT on sales and I wasn't very good at that piece of the business. So I decided to go into PR for awhile. I learned there that I missed the culture of my previous company, the people and yes, I missed the opportunity to talk to people and sell them stuff based on what they needed (PR you hawk a LOT of stuff in bulk en masse just cause, individual sales you cater to your customer.) I was lucky enough to be re-hired by my start up employer, hit top sales goals 2 years in a row, and be promoted to my now management position (where I TEACH people how to sell...weird...) Just a real life anecdote for your theory.
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Hrmm...reminds me a bit of a quote incorrectly attributed to Emerson. 'Cept a lot more scattered and less Zen-nie (coincidentally) To laugh often and love much: To win respect of intelligent people And the affection of children; To earn the approbation of honest critics And endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty; To find the best in others; To give one's self; To leave the world a little better, Whether by a healthy child, A garden patch, Or redeemed social condition; To have played and laughed with enthusiasm And sung with exultation; To know even one life has breathed easier Because you have lived... This is to have succeeded.
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