As I mentioned yesterday, I am spending two lovely days at Trope Beach. (Which is code for a Board Meeting). I sit on the Board of Directors for a Non-Profit organization which I won't name at this time. So yesterday's post was a little on the whiney side. I really don't hate going to these meetings at all. So, I decided to watch and listen closely yesterday and find some things that I learned that I could share with you. Yes, I realize that I have a duty to help each of you increase your knowledge, even if it is inconvenient for me. I understand sacrificing for the greater good.
Things I learned at the "beach":
• Everybody wants the cilantro ranch dressing with their salad, but they will do their best to hide their disappointment if they get stuck with the avocado vinaigrette.
• There are really amazing people in the world who are willing to do really good things with their time and money.
• The odds of being called on to answer an important question improve dramatically if you are messing around on Facebook.
• Technology has made it much easier to escape a meeting. Just glare at your phone, and walk out shaking your head. Easy.
• The Church does not have a corner on the market for programs and ideas that really help people in need.
• The battery life in my MacBook Pro is not what it used to be.
• Writing on a whiteboard is a skill. If you don't have it, put down the marker and walk away.
• If someone is speaking with a projector shining into their eyes, you can make faces at them and they won't notice - as long as they are subtle.
• Truism by Margaret Mead: Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. (You go, girl)
• Everyone at the meeting secretly wishes they had the audacity to bring in a 44oz beverage to sip on through the day.
• It is more rewarding to work on a good cause than to make money.
• People who act like they know everything are irritating to those of us who do.
So, back to the beach - gonna be a good day!