I had a mentoring call
with an author in New York yesterday
from my rural base in the UK.
‘How are you today?’ she asked.
‘I’m brilliant!’ I responded.
She looked at me quizzically.
After a pause, she said ‘Here in the US
that means you’re like Einstein,
a genius, incredibly clever?’
‘No, I just meant I am in really good form.’
And we arrived on the same page.
I learned about her work,
empowering those who felt inadequate
and the millions of people she had helped.
At the end of the call, she said ‘Thanks!’
I smiled and said, ‘You are brilliant!’
And we laughed.
How are you today?
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT EXERCISE
1. What do you say when others ask, ‘How are you today?’
2. How often do you tell others that they are brilliant?