people skills

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As we entered 2019, or were dragged kicking and screaming into it, perspective, the new year is always a time for reflection.  For some, it’s about New Year’s resolutions, of which few are ever kept.  January exercise equipment sales equals August garage sales.  For others, the new year is a new beginning for adventure and opportunity.  For all of us, it’s a new opportunity to make a difference.

The origin of the expression, “It’s not my table”, is anecdotal in nature. I personally became aware of it as a teenager.  Those awkward situations when trying to get the attention of a diner server, who announced, “Sorry, it’s not my table”.  I think we can all relate to the frustration that results, the sense that, at that moment, we just didn’t matter.  What an empty feeling.

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