Talk Tuesday ~ Do Better


I had a conversation like I haven’t had in a long time. If you knew me, you’d know that I love to listen to good conversation. I wonder for a moment where that person went, it’s been so long. I used to be a good listener and last night reminded me just how much I do love it. Listening to hear the experiences of others; pieces of their journeys shared from their lips to my ears. I always get something, mostly confirmation.

I woke up this morning after listening to the most wonderful and poignant, and sincerely relevant to this current time, conversation. A conversation so real that you couldn’t help but listen. We talked about a myriad of things but what was interesting to me was to hear how deficient some of us are. Not just that, but how there are those of us who aren’t deficient in that particular area have decided to keep going. Sometimes wanting to stop to pick a few people up but the higher you go you aren’t warranted to do so. My question was “why” why are we so deficient in our thinking and ultimate doing. Why are we prone to not seek, no, require of ourselves to do more. To do better. Although I ponder that question it was stated that people don’t know. They just say and do some of the darnedest things at the darnedest times because they don’t know any better. I chuckled in amazement as in disbelief but with careful thought you realize how sad it is that we don’t know when to say and do things in its most opportune times.

The time in which we were speaking of was during interviews. Not sure how we got on the subject but we began to talk about the things people say in interviews. So candid at times it’s almost personal. Like people don’t know where to draw the line. I wondered “Don’t they have to take a personal development class in school? Don’t they have to do mock interviews anymore?”  (My mind going through a series of questions?) People can’t keep just going on like this. We know that we have to do something. We don’t always know what to do but we have to do more than just not do anything. We must learn to be more strategic in what we do and say, and when to do and say it. I don’t know any other way around that.

Just as quick as I had thought about the past I began to wonder why or when did we lose the ability to do so? Then my partner questioned our friends in asking “why not still hire the person because you could see how their street skills could benefit the office?” we were speaking of a young lady who we could tell was smart but she just wasn’t office ready from her tone to her gestures. Just then our dear friends both pointed out that we don’t always have time to stop and pick others up. At some point they have to do it themselves because the train is leaving the station and we don’t know how late they will be getting to the destination. Basically, she expects if she is hiring someone for a specific position that they come ready to fulfill all of the attributes of that position. She cannot sabotage the team for one.

Let me know what you think. Leave a comment below.

 

The People Closets to You


I love that you

can change

people’s minds

you can give them

something else

Another way to

see

things

Because they want

to

because they know

there’s

something more

so they

wanna

know

about it

It’s funny how

the people

closets

to you

sometimes

don’t see it

I wonder why

they don’t

like its

their job

to keep

you at

a

 certain place

like they don’t

believe

your hype

like they

see you

but they ain’t

impressed

like

they compel you

to want to

do

something more

just to

show

them

Opportunities


A video blog about new and different opportunities based on a Motown Writers Meetup on Saturday, October 12th with Source Point Press.

 

Source Point Press
Source Point Press
Josh Werner and Trico Lutkin of Source Point Press
Josh Werner and Trico Lutkin of Source Point Press
Josh Werner and Trico Lutkin of Source Point Press
Josh Werner and Trico Lutkin of Source Point Press

Eat the Meat and Spit out the Bones


When you try to give people something different and they respond with struggle you have to redirect your energy to those who want to listen and get something that they have never had. Sometimes we get hung up because we can’t see past the person who is delivering the goods. Maybe you’ll miss it now and get it later when you’re ready because mentally you have to be ready to lay aside judgment to get to the meat. Chewing on bones isn’t good for anyone’s teeth but we’d rather focus on the negative than to listen out for the positive…Peace

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I Said I Would


I said that I would

I said that I would heed to the call when I heard it

I said I would do it no matter what

No matter how much fear tried to overwhelm my spirit

No matter how much someone criticized what I am called to do

No matter how much anyone tried to distract me

 

I said that I would

I said that I would be obedient to your will

I said that I would do it no matter what

I said I’d do it even if you took me in a different direction

Even if I didn’t know where I was going

Even if what I started out doing changes

I said that I would continue

 

I said that I would

I said that I would do it no matter what

I said that I would do it even if I saw no end result

That I wouldn’t let my eyes disturb your vision

That I would only listen for the sound of your voice

 

I said that I would

I said that I would keep you first

I said that I wouldn’t get in the way

That I would remain humble to your presence

That I would stay in my place

 

I said that I would…