I had a great weekend traveling out to Denver, Colorado, and Casper, Wyoming to visit with building principals. My son Matthew tagged along with me. I met with a great group of educators who looking to sharpen their saw and get better in their practices. A big thank you to Ken Griffith and Kenny Jones for bringing me out to their organizations and conferences.
Matthew and I had a chance to go offroading in Glenrock, Wyoming just outside Casper. It was a beautiful little town with amazing trails and views. Along the way, we went past a windmill farm. There seemed to be hundreds of windmills along the road we were on. We stopped at a few of them and looked at their massiveness. The wind was whipping so much that the turbines were spinning and spinning. It got me thinking about the wind, transferring that energy to the windmills, which would go on to power towns and other places. Do we transfer our energy to other people? When they engage with us, are we providing energy to them in a transfer from our own personalities, actions and behaviors?
I think it’s important that we try to positively impact those around us by and with the energy we create. It’s a choice to have positive energy. Be the one that people want to be around. Not everyone is accepting of the energy you offer, but that’s ok. It doesn’t mean, that it should affect you. Focus on those who are absorbing the energy you are offering.
Not sure how to do it? Don’t think you have enough positive energy to give? Work at it, be intentional with your actions while with others. Smile, be positive, and authentically wish them well on the journey.
Those small little interactions can create positive energy within yourself, and with others.
If I can help you in any way don’t hesitate to reach out at @andrewmarotta21 on Twitter.
Keep surviving and thriving!