Last week, I had the great pleasure of presenting Executive Insights with my mentor, Rhonda Shasteen, for the DFW American Marketing Association
Professional Development Special Interest Group. The event was held at AMS Pictures in north Dallas and sponsored by the amazing Marketing Resources Solutions. Nearly forty people attended the event, including some dear friends and supporters. It feels nice to have a small following.
Rhonda and I stood before the group in a small, old-fashioned movie theatre. The audience sat in red velvet covered seats and looked at us with eager eyes. Rhonda and I opened by sharing how we met and how Views from the 13th Floor came to be. We continued in a conversation that brought out highlights of our mentoring visits. As we continued to go into our talk we addressed some of our favorite topics including boldness, leadership, corporate politics and work life balance.
Rhonda left us with her biggest lesson of all, and I've blogged about this very thing based on what Rhonda has taught me. The lesson is about control. Rhonda says we can only control three things and that everything else is in someone else's control. We can't control the traffic or what another person will think of you. We can control only our words, our thoughts, and our actions. So each day Rhonda say she gets up and tries to:
- Think Wisely
- Speak Truth
- Act with Courage
That's some wonderful words of wisdom from an astonishing woman of value. I'm grateful to be able to partner with Rhonda to share her wealth of knowledge. I hope we all have mentors to guide us through life. Live on purpose and with wisdom. You can!