The Power of Words


Words:  They have the power to heal, and the power to hurt.

My brother came to visit for the last couple of days…. you know- my brother the poet.

He recently graduated from his job as Kick Ass Sales and Personal Awesomeness Development Coach (that’s my own job title for him) of those he trained to do the turn around job with him…. he did  amazing work. He did such a good job in  fact, that after two years of working his tushie off (sleepless nights, anxiety, long hours, travel) with the awesome team he built –  investors magically came to the table to buy the company.

So he graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Truly- imagine if we treated people with the

DIGNITY

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

and APPRECIATION

for their contribution to our company, project, or dream that were created during their time with us?

instead of having a quiet little chat just after 5:00 pm placing “the letter” on the desk and offering a cardboard box for the collection of his “things.”

TERMINATION  

I prefer the word GRADUATION: it has so much more to offer and says something completely different- even allows the recipient to hold their head up high in honor and feel proud of the work they’ve done.

So Lar,

in recognition of your amazing contribution to a company I know desperately needed you at the time you were hired and had the amazing good fortune of working with you and benefiting from your experience, wisdom, and willingness I want to THANK YOU and let you know how AMAZING you truly are and to say EVERYTHING happens for a reason….

Your work was done…and they did not need you anymore and that- is something to be proud of. You helped them become self sufficient and wildly successful.  Time to move on.

Now… get writing- I can’t wait to read more poetry that truly expresses you and will be far more reaching, and a whole lot more satisfying.

I love you.

M

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9 thoughts on “The Power of Words

  1. Great sister and so right on the power of words. If only every person on this earth would treat each other with

    DIGNITY

    ACKNOWLEDGMENT

    and APPRECIATION

    Imagine what it would be to live on this earth.

    A beautiful and inspiring and touch blog post.

  2. Wow! I guess I graduated (?!) in Dec. 2009 when I closed my business. I’ve followed the Revelation Project and your blog via mutual acquaintances, but really appreciate your brother’s acknowledgment. Too bad the perception you offer isn’t more prevalent in the job market. It would be refreshing.

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