Ed-vise Episode 128

An early Hershey Walk GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Hershey now sits by the stairs and waits for a scratch before I send him to bed and distribute some kick-ass Ed-vise! Kinda cool.

Today’s bit o trivia: King Hussein I. He was the king of Jordan for a bit. His grandpa (King Abdullah I) took him to Israel one day to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Well, there happened to be an assassin there who took out grandpa and almost took out Hussein. His schizophrenic dad became king and was eventually asked by parliament to step down and let King Hussein I, well, be king at the young age of 17 back in 1952. From there, well, things could have been better; they could have been worse. Several assassination attempts, several attempted coups on the business side. Four marriages; 2 divorces (Queen Dina; Princess Muna); 1 wife died in helicopter crash (Queen Alia); and Queen Noor (widowed). Oh, and let’s not forget that the late Susan Cabot claims her son is his. For being the 40th descendant of The Prophet Muhammed, he got around.

Anyway…

Tech Talk Tuesday Ed-vise today

I had a conversation yesterday with my bosses boss. We’ll call her PKJ. It really was a good conversation as she pointed out a “blind spot.”

A blind spot is something a person says or does, purely by habit or instinct, that they do not know about…for this conversation. They have done it so much that they do not know they do it anymore.

We know what we know; we know what we don’t know; but we don’t know what we don’t know. The blind spot is the “don’t know what we don’t know.”

If you have someone in your life that is willing to point that stuff out, take advantage of it! Listen to them no matter how old they are or who they are. If you see a loved one’s blind spot, don’t be afraid to point it out no matter how old that loved one is. I realized that at 50, I don’t have a lot of people that are willing to step up and point out my blind spots. It’s how we become better and it’s how intentional coaching happens.

What’s the blind spot PKJ pointed out to me? I don’t know. I wasn’t listening. HAHAHAHAHAHA! Kidding. Apparently I have an intimidating and/or disengaged air about me when in meetings. My not engaging in the conversation creates the notion that I do not like you. Something to work! I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember just because I’m cocky and arrogant doesn’t mean I’m not a nice person. Just ask my mom!

Peace

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