What have you done lately?

//What have you done lately?

What have you done lately?

Imagine you’re once more standing back in the most beautiful place you have ever been. Imagine that somehow you could have captured it in such a way that you could return to that moment in time whenever you wanted and even share it with others. Imagine that.

And while we all have experienced our own unique highs, moments in our lives where everything is just perfect, some people’s highs are not circumstantial but are born out of their own unique creativity. Luckily for us, some of these creations have been captured on canvass or video allowing them to be admired and shared for all time.

And while we, lesser mortals, are privileged to be able to witness them, we must also learn to live in the knowledge that although we might be talented in one way or another we may never reach the same heights as they do.  

So if anyone ever asks you ‘what have you done lately?’ There is no reason to feel ashamed if you believe your achievements are not up to the expectations that you might have had for yourself once upon a time. Your life is your own and no one else’s and it is pointless to compare with any kind of lingering regret. Having said that, I do believe that we should at least try to motivate and inspire others to achieve beyond their expectations; both in our private lives as well as at work. 

It is my experience that some company performance appraisals are too self-centered on individual achievement and not focused enough on what the person may have inspired others to achieve.  

There is a musician called Colin Benders (otherwise known as Kyteman). Once upon a time, someone gave Colin a trumpet; just look what he did with it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjhF6S6UUGI&feature=related

The thing that inspires me about Colin is how he inspires all those around him, even the audience, to become a part of whom he is and what he is doing.

If you liked my first link and you want more, here’s the entire concert (1hour), perhaps something to enjoy if the weather turns bad this Easter weekend. Thanks for the tip Nino…


Have a good week


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About the Author:

Harley is a dynamic 'we can do this' kind of person with a successful track record of working for a wide variety of companies in all kinds of sectors. From very small family run businesses right through to giant multi-nationals. Over the last thirty five years Harley has built a reputation for inspiring those around him to rout out and tackle the core problems facing their organizations. Armed with a wide range of pragmatic tools that he has developed over the years, Harley is able to help his clients bring about long-term, sustainable solutions, while having fun at the same time. Harley is a motivational 'people person' who is nonetheless tough on efficiency and delivery. Apart from being well known for his highly entertaining and motivational speeches, Harley is also a blogger and author of four books; 'The Change Manager's Handbook', 'Transition', 'Inspirational Leadership’ and ‘Making a Difference’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvaATmb9_zg

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