WOW Word-Of-the-Week #460: Remarkable

May 29, 2013 by  

Remarkable – worthy of attention.

When was the last time you did something remarkable? How many people acknowledged and/or commented about it? How did it make you feel?

Once again I received another S T E V E ‘ S….3 – M I N U T E…. C O A C H I N G that I felt was perfect for the follow up to Vicky Oliver’s four tips on how to put on a happy face at work and smile all the way to the bank from the last two WOWS’.

Steve writes, Today’s Topic – PRINCIPLE: Remark-able
    (Principles are basic truths that, when applied,
    cause success to come to you easier and quicker.

 Do people remark about you to others? Are you remark-able?

In a world which is increasingly an always-on, real-time, technology-based experience have you noticed what you value more and more?

It’s probably direct human connection.a remarkable

A thread which runs through the profiles of outliers who disrupt society is that they share a sense of feeling disconnected, isolated, and have a need to rail against the ‘system.’

Disconnection is painful.

When you experience your life as being a part of a greater whole (yes, you are an instrumental part — the rest of us need for you to play!), when you feel connected to other humans, your life is better. Not because I say so, but because you say so. From the fortunate position of being a Coach I get to hear your stories.

You, and I, like feeling connected.

You effortlessly foster connection by being remarkable. When you show up, when you play, when you stumble and get back up, when you create whatever there is for you to create, people remark about you. They tell others. Your connections multiply and deepen.

This doesn’t you mean you must be the best ever, front-page, most-adored. It means only that you do You full on.

Remarkably, that’s plenty.

Coaching Point:  Do you feel Remark-able?

— Copyright 2010 Steve Straus. All rights reserved. —

This week’s focus is on being remarkable. Do people often remark about you to others? Is your life better when you feel connection with others? What can you do that would be worthy of attention?