Is there more than one Golden Rule?
We can think of a few, but we need to start at the very beginning a very god place to start:
- Biblical: “do unto others as you would have them do unto you” (Matt. 7:12)
- We liked this suggestion, for five golden rules for success, to write 500 words a day
- Always say please and thank you
- Two wrongs, don’t make a right
- Don’t judge a book by its cover
- As one door closes another door opens aka Jump And the Net Will Follow
- Live everyday like it’s your last
- Actions speak louder than words
- Here are another 40 or so to think about!
Let’s take a closer look at this “golden rule:
LOUDER THAN WORDS
An action may also be interpreted as “non-action” or doing nothing, or stillness.
Let us explain.
As a creative you might be all too familair with what this sounds like. Why? Becasue we are the ones giving it! So we know what it feels like too.
It feels like we are are actually exercising our brains.
It feels like we are trying to figure out the maze and see all the pieces come together.
It feels like an eternity of waiting for the listener, especially more and more in this INSTANT society!
This non action is also an action.
It would be helpful to know what yours and your staff love languages are. Don’t worry, this does not infringe upon their personal space nor is harassment. One of the five lives languages is “acts of service or devotion”. These languages are not limited to use between romantic partners. They also apply to parents and children, employers and employees. As the CEO you will need to first understand yourself but also how you interact with your team and what they need. What makes them thrive? The live language for employers and employees is another must have tool!
But kindness counts.
Match your actions with kindness.
World Kindness Day stated in 1998 on 11/13/2020! It never hurts to be kind, always. You can never go wrong being kind. Kindness is free. Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. ~Maya Angelou
Life is about those moments when we hold each other up. Speak kindly and listen. Kindness is loaning someone your strength instead of reminding them of their weakness. Also remember to be kind to yourself, probably the hardest kindness to understand, because even you might be fighting a battle you know nothing about!