I am not much of an interior decorator. In fact, I don’t think once in my life did I ever want to grow up and do that for a career.
That is likely the reason I never really felt at home in any place that I have lived since college. But Steve Adams Interior Design has completely changed that.
It is amazing how my home has changed because of his work.
Sure, I have a couch, a chair, a bedroom set, and matching towels, but it’s about the feeling the home gives me. I can relax. I can shut off. I can entertain. And I can feel good. I always thought it was funny when someone would say how much they loved a frame or a shelf … now I can understand a little bit. These handmade shelves in my living room make me smile every time I see them.
For the first time in my life, I feel at home; in my home.
Where do you feel most at home?
We make fast decisions. You have already decided whether you are going to read this or not, but I encourage you to read this … why?
Because we all make impressions, but we must work to ensure that the impressions we are making, especially the first ones, are great ones.
READ AND READ SOME MORE
An amazing thing happens when you read: You get smarter. I love reading about history and the human condition. These topics give me all kinds of material for conversation.
Are you always talking? Perhaps it is time to sit back and listen. It is amazing what you can learn from the people around you if you stop talking, and listen. See what people are actually saying between the lines. Perhaps you’ll learn something new.
Nothing aggravates me more than someone who is in love with themselves. How many selfies can you really post on social media? I don’t care how famous you are, I don’t need to see your hustle face every time you post. It is more important to listen.
ADD GREAT CONTENT
And as you learn and listen, then you can start to talk. As you talk (at the right moments), you will have people willing and ready to listen.
It’s all about creating the best content at the right moments.
Be authentic and honest, and above all, be the best you.
Sure, winning the Super Bowl for Joe Flacco was and will forever be an amazing experience. But what about all the experiences he has had along the way? The Pop Warner games, the high school Friday nights, and the losses all along the way.
For a guy like Joe Flacco, it has to have been about the journey. About trying to find ways to just get 1 percent better each time he went to the gym and stepped onto the field.
In Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, the writer says, “But when beating the opponent takes precedence in the mind over performing as well as possible, enjoyment tends to disappear.” They are right. Andy Murray just won the Sony Open, and he had fun doing it. His attitude has changed to focus on getting better each time he practices and plays.
Now that he is doing that, the winning is taking care of itself.
It will be the same for you too. Focus on getting better, and the results will become natural.