Day 701 – Thankful for My Teams and 36 Questions

I am so incredibly blessed to be surrounded by the teams around me.  Over the past few months we’ve had many changes, challenges, and successes, an in every single case my teams have risen to the occasion.  Earlier today we had our monthly Eau Claire territory meeting and it always starts with sharing our biggest successes.  When my turn came I shared that my biggest success over the past month was to be surrounded by amazing teammates who continue to exceed expectations my eyes got a little misty.  I can’t or don’t want to imagine a work life without them, they bring much joy to my life.

One of the other icebreakers we kicked off the meeting with was the following question:

Your house, containing everything you own, catches fire. After saving your loved ones and pets, you have time to safely make a final dash to save any one item. What would it be? Why?

Take a moment to let that one really sink in.  It really says a lot about us and what we value, doesn’t it?  Hearing the answers from my teammates was enlightening and helped me learn more about each of them.

While Becky was driving tonight I pulled up the website that I got that question from and  started asking Becky, Dominic, and Gavin that question as well as several others.  We turned off the radio and enjoyed thinking about some of the answers and sometimes went into slightly different topics of conversation.  It was an interesting way yo learn more about those that I love so dearly.

There are 36 questions, and odds are you’ve seen them before online.  If you have a coupe of minutes I’d recommend pausing and asking a loved one or friend a question or two.  You may be amazed at where the conversation takes you.  In my case it was so much more rewarding than staring blankly at a screen, it was an awesome way to connect.



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