Little Things Make a Big Difference

Yesterday morning I was in the gym at my club and, through the reflection in one of the mirrors, I watched the general manager stomp on his cigarette and then continue walking toward his office.

Little things make a big difference.

Juxtapose that to my rock-star employee, Maureen, who from the moment she wakes up in the morning to the moment she goes to sleep looks for ways to add value.

Yesterday alone, we exchanged emails at 4:30 a.m. in order to set plans for the day ahead.

Then I lost track of her for a few hours, during which time I took a shower and hopped on a conference call and Maureen got busy finding countless little ways of making big differences to our organization.

She hosted a phone call with the company building our new website,

created a last minute graphic for me to take to a 1:00 workshop I was facilitating,

drove to the printer to discuss a workbook we are distributing on Thursday,

drove to another printer so she could compare costs,

picked up my print job to deliver,

swung by another staff person's house to gather materials for my afternoon workshop,

adhered labels to all 60 students' packets, so I wouldn't have to,

quickly create a Plan B when I realized I did not, in fact, have two decks of cards on hand,

helped load my car,

and then 

sent me off so I could conduct my workshop and she could continue adding value.

We make choices every day about the little things we do and the big impact those things can have on people's lives. Either you can shine by using your innate talents and gifts to improve the lives of others or

you can stomp on your cigarette butt and leave it for someone else to pick up.

Little things make a big difference.

Claudia Beeny

Founder and Executive Director

Posted on 1/27/16 10:00 am by Claudia Beeny in: Miscellaneous,Personal Development
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