We have all changed someone’s life – but most often do not realize it and remain unaware of it, or at best discover that we did further down the line.
Have you made someone’s life fundamentally better with just a small remark or act of giving or even a kind word? Or possibly by connecting them with another like-minded individual you think they would enjoy meeting?
You might not know what you did in the moment, but you might find out looking backwards that what you did or said in a way that changed someone’s life or empowered them.
We all have the power to drive positive change wherever we are and whoever we are. In almost every circumstance, we can find a way to inject positivity in interactions and hereby start to spread positive emotions and consequences.
Leading Your Life, Career & Others With Lollipops
Drew Dudley is recognized as one of the most dynamic keynote speakers in the world, and in this funny TEDTalk, he calls on all of us to celebrate leadership as the everyday act of improving each other’s lives.
Here are some highlights from this TED Talk
On the definition of “Lollipop Moment”
“How many of you guys have a lollipop moment, a moment where someone said or did something that you feel fundamentally made your life better? All right. How many of you have told that person they did it? See, why not? We celebrate birthdays, where all you have to do is not die for 365 days .
Yet we let people who have made our lives better walk around without knowing it. Every single one of you has been the catalyst for a lollipop moment. You’ve made someone’s life better by something you said or did. If you think you haven’t, think of all the hands that didn’t go up when I asked. You’re just one of the people who hasn’t been told.”
On defining “Leadership” based on giving and kindness, spreading “Lollipop Moments” in others’ lives
“My call to action today is that we need to get over our fear of how extraordinarily powerful we can be in each other’s lives. We need to get over it so we can move beyond it, and our little brothers and sisters and one day our kids – or our kids right now – can watch and start to value the impact we can have on each other’s lives, more than money and power and titles and influence. We need to redefine leadership as being about lollipop moments – how many of them we create, how many we acknowledge, how many of them we pay forward and how many we say thank you for. Because we’ve made leadership about changing the world, and there is no world. There’s only six billion understandings of it.
And if you change one person’s understanding of it, understanding of what they’re capable of, understanding of how much people care about them, understanding of how powerful an agent for change they can be in this world, you’ve changed the whole thing.”
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