Stop and smell the flowers. Take the time to appreciate the wonderful and diverse wildlife. Doing these things will help you live life to the fullest.
I live on a lagoon here in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The circumference of the lagoon is exactly ½ mile long which makes it easy to know how far I walk each day. Yesterday I walked a total of 8 miles while taking in the awesome flora and fauna.
The cormorant in the first photo gave me a flashback to one of my greatest overseas travel memories. I was in a boat floating downstream on the Li Jiang (River Li) near Quelin, China when we rounded a corner and discovered one of the most amazing sights one could ever witness: fisherman using cormorant birds to fish. After tying a light string to the bird’s throat safely,
the fisherman sends the bird upward so it can divebomb into the river and catch a fish. The cormorant cannot eat the fish because of the string around its neck, so it returns the bird to the fisherman who cuts a small piece of fish and feeds it to the cormorant as a reward. Quid Pro Quo.
Or as my red-headed Irish Grandmother used to say: “One hand washes the other.”
Kevin Sheridan is an internationally-recognized Keynote Speaker, a New York Times Best Selling Author, and one of the most sought-after voices in the world on the topic of Employee Engagement. For five years running, he has been honored on Inc. Magazine’s top 100 Leadership Speakers in the world, as well as Inc.’s top 100 experts on Employee Engagement. He was also honored to be named to The Employee Engagement Award’s Top 101 Global Influencers on Employee Engagement of 2017.
Having spent thirty years as a high-level Human Capital Management consultant, Kevin has helped some of the world’s largest corporations rebuild a culture that fosters productive engagement, earning him several distinctive awards and honors. Kevin’s premier creation, PEER®, has been consistently recognized as a long-overdue, industry-changing innovation in the field of Employee Engagement. His first book, Building a Magnetic Culture, made six of the best seller lists including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. He is also the author of The Virtual Manager, which explores how to most effectively manage remote workers.
Kevin received a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School in 1988, concentrating his degree in Strategy, Human Resources Management, and Organizational Behavior. He is also a serial entrepreneur, having founded and sold three different companies.