People actually have real feelings about their hometowns. And I had an instinct that I was supposed to make fun of it compared to mine.Steve Rieske
- Without intentionality, we often diminish rather than deepen our relationships.
- We don’t feel as good about ourselves when we make a habit of poking fun at others.
- If we reserve expressions of love for special occasions, the people around us will rarely be reminded of our love for them.
- Roasts are not nearly so transformative as toasts.
- Our society trains us to believe the lie that the bully is somehow the cool kid.
- When we make a practice of celebrating others’ identities, we become more content with our own identities.
- Celebrating others is not a personality trait but a skill we develop.
- The ability to recognize and acknowledge what we enjoy about others requires us first to be in touch with our emotions.
- Whenever you experience the temptation to turn the attention back to yourself, choose to do the opposite by offering an expression of encouragement or appreciation.
- Allow yourself to experience the joy that others bring into your life, and learn to acknowledge this joy each time you notice it.
- With every conversation you have this week, find a way to make the other person feel happier with who they are.
Cheer For Others
At one time or another, all of us struggle to believe that we have what it takes. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Tyler Schwanz reflect on moments when they have felt most encouraged and consider the individuals who have made the greatest impact on their journeys.
Express Your Appreciation
Often our kindest thoughts remain unspoken and our most encouraging words never come out of our mouths. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Russell Catania spend time discussing the important and life-giving habit of vocalizing our gratitude.
Say It Now
What would you tell that person today if you knew that there was no tomorrow? This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Tyler Schwanz explore every angle of Michael’s famous 24 Hour Rule.