What fun I had presenting at the AFP Golden Horseshoe Chapter conference last week. I’m always collecting comments and perspectives and insights.
From Christina Laughren, Food Bank of Waterlook Region:
- Communications breakdown is a breakthrough. Yes! A breakdown can help us see. Hopefully a breakdown forces us to learn and change – and that’s our breakthrough.
- Be a voice, not an echo. Oh my yes! Stop reiterating something someone else said. Sure, affirm it. But use your own words. Also, think for yourself. Add value with your experience and insights. Speak out!
Heather, Nelson, conference chair, shared this quote from Zig Zigler:
- F-E-A-R has two meanings: Forget Everything And Run! (As Seth Godin says, that’s our lizard brain; our biological imperative. Sadly, we choose that too often.) And the other meaning? Face Everything And Rise. Surely we can hold ourselves accountable for more rising than running. Yes, it takes courage. But your cause is worth it. You are worth it. And your organization, cause, colleagues, and community deserve the rising.
Thanks Heather and Christina.