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This Christmas I decided to host the family celebration with a buffet of appetizers as opposed to a sit-down meal.
That way no one would be “late” and it would encourage us to share time with everyone during the evening (plus I think eating standing up burns more calories, right??)
It worked magnificently well. Everyone contributed to an eclectic and delicious buffet and enjoyed a variety of conversations.
I left a game on the breakfast bar knowing that everyone would pass it at least once.
Curiosity eventually got a few family members who opened and started to play the game.
It’s a word game where the letters of the words are written in a circle on round cards. The object of each turn is to be the first person to guess the word.
Because there is no visible beginning or end of each word, an advantage can only be where you’re viewing the card which changes with each new card.
While the words were the “thought” spark, the fun came from people willing to challenge themselves out loud.
The game made everyone focus and also generated loads of laughter as everyone stumbled through the letters trying to make sense of each word.
You see the real win was that they played the game as a collaborative team rather than opponents. While someone may have ultimately guessed a word first, they piggy-backed on one another’s efforts.
Aha – Win with people who care
Growing requires a number of things, two of which are being vulnerable and being surrounded by people who genuinely support your effort to grow.
Here’s the biggie: growing yourself accelerates when you help others grow themselves.
On this planet, we’re all playing the same game. It appears different because we all approach and contribute to the game with our uniqueness. It feels like we’re on our own path but in fact we’re all collaborating to this big lift.
John Maxwell said, “People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude”.
Get excited about what you’re here to do knowing that we all win when you win.
Make a commitment to yourself then go get ‘em!
We’re right behind you.