[Dax’s 100 TED Talks #19 – Laura Trice: Remember to say thank you]
As part of my MAGIC Hundred education and growth goals I’m watching 100 TED talks by December 31st as a means to expose myself to new ideas and perspectives and expand my thinking.
Today I watched this very short but very important presentation by Dr Laura Trice who was championing the idea of not ONLY saying thankyou but, perhaps more importantly, for actively and genuinely recognising the role others play in our lives AND asking that others recognise the roles that we play in theirs.
A really powerful concept when you think about it.
I’m always reminding my own clients to create life on their own terms and, without a doubt, that creation is largely the result of asking others to treat us how we want to be treated… including gratitude and recognition.
Trice reminds us that this is often difficult because in voicing our needs in this way we’re actually giving others critical information that COULD be used to neglect, judge or mistreat us but, she reminds us, it COULD be used to create deeper connection and feelings of importance in our lives too.
I enjoyed this talk.
I think you will too.
P.S – What thoughts or feelings did the presentation evoke in YOU?
What will you DO as a result of having watched it?
(Remember, information itself is not powerful, it’s what we DO with it that makes a difference)