Recently, I was invited to crash another organisation's 'event'.
My organisation does the same kind of 'event'.
And I walked away with big lessons and a really full belly....e sa'o ai le pese a Vao... "Ua faafetaaaaiii"
Aside from the obvious eye opener and the belly stretcher, it was a welcome reminder that sometimes, you just need to get out of your little world and see how other do it....and look in from the outside. And smile (:
Not to copy or to judge their way of doing things but more so to give you a knock in the head and realise,
"It is all relative and nothing is new under the sun. We are sometimes so preoccupied with our little issues but if we knew that in the greater scheme of things that our 'little issues' are actually pretty common and it is stuff that have happened, will happen and still happening, then what the hell,...stop stressing and take it all in your stride!"
More importantly, people respect you not because you have several initials behind your name, or that you have the vocabulary to match. No, what matters the most is how you treat others. The same way you want to be treated. Simple as that. Nothing beats having good, clear and positive communications with people. In general.
If you are all about drama. You are going to be just another MINUS in people's lives. Try listening for a change....and shut up...read what the late Bob Rankin said in Palagi Tafaovale about listening and showing interest, it makes people feel good and value yourr relationship. (move over Dr Phil, my Goddess ass just imprinted on your couch).
Okay, take care people - I hope you will be a positive caring kindred spirit to those around you.
As for me, I'm off to have a very MINUS faikakala session with Mr Avaiki Nius at the coffee shop across the street....and I sure hope he has juicy drama to share, hahahah.
Disclaimer: Do NOT follow the advice I offer on this blog. In fact, do the opposite of what I say and you'll be fine.