“Friendship make prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it.”
– Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC – 43 BC)
Today’s quote is one of the main reasons I don’t typically write TAT’s any earlier than the night before or the morning of. Had it not been for a conversation I had Monday evening, I may have very well picked a different quote. But after talking with Melissa Silva, owner of Alchemy, I knew the direction to take.
Funny how great friends can do that. They can put it all into perspective. They can sort through the mess you have been trying to unravel. Friends have the uncanny ability to point out the obvious in a situation we have been brooding over for weeks. Great friends are amazing.
So often, we leave our friends out of these situations. Whether the cause be pride, vulnerability, distaste of unloading on others or whatever, we can often find ourselves holding on to a lot of stuff we could let go of. In success, we are afraid of tooting out own horn. In distress, we are afraid of appearing weak. In defeat, we are afraid of of looking like a failure.
Today I want to encourage you take a minute and consider where you are misusing your friends. Have you hesitated conveying good news? Have you assumed them too busy to be a sounding board for a current obstacle? Have you considered them too successful to understand your misstep? I am guessing you are hoping your friends know you will be there for them through all of that. I am betting they would be more than happy to return the favor.
AWWIN is Looking for a Top Woman
It is that time of the year when A Working Woman in Need (AWWIN) starts taking nominations for the yearly Top Ten Working Women honorees.
AWWIN is a non-profit organization assisting under and unemployed women gain the training and skills they need to obtain the employment that will allow them to take care of themselves and their families. They aren’t asking for a hand out – they are looking for a chance to work hard to earn an opportunity.
If you are, or know, a successful business woman that deserves a little recognition, go to AWWIN’s website and fill out the form. Interested in attending or sponsoring the event? You can find all the information you need for that as well.