So much of our lives are marked by special occasions: engagements, weddings, milestone birthdays and anniversaries and just plain important days.
A big part of these special days and times are the gifts we give one another. Especially those unforgettable diamonds. From engagement rings to anniversary pendants to special jewelry, having a diamond at the center of the gift makes it all that more special.
Our guest today has made a career of knowing what diamond gifts work best on what occasion and for his expertise in charting the future of this fascinating industry.
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Hi and welcome to Coffee with Claire!
Today’s theme is going to be about resilience.
The definition of resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
At the beginning of anything new, there’s always excitement and an adrenaline rush as you build that something that has never been built before.
You figure it out, you put processes together, and pretty soon, you have a well-oiled machine that you understand and know you can depend on.
Then, one day, you hit a snag–something completely unexpected, and out of your control. Everything you worked for is suddenly gone. You’re left standing at a crossroads. Which road do you choose?
Path #1 is easy. You quit. You throw in the towel. You decide that the thing that happened was a sign that you weren’t supposed to do it anymore anyways.
Path #2 is you pick yourself up, gather the pieces you can find, and re-invent and re-create those that you can’t. It takes time and it takes money that you didn’t think you had, but you find ways to make it work.
Not everyone will pick Path #2. It may not be feasible. But those who are successful know there’s going to be up’s and downs. You’re never 100% right, or profitable, or marketable or whatever other adjective you want to inject. However, it’s the people who have resilience in their blood that are willing to try again. Maybe do it a little differently this next time around, but it’s definitely worth it in their minds.
The resilience I am speaking about specifically is Coffee with Claire, and how I came to the conclusion that just because we hit a major bump in the road didn’t mean we veered off the road, took the wheels off the bus, and walked home. Would it have been easy? Sure. But I wasn’t done, and I wasn’t going to give up.
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Did you know that laughter at work is one of the best ways to develop creative thinking? Did you know that employees who enjoy their work environment are more loyal to the company, creating less turnover and they call in sick less?
Aren’t those big contributors to your company’s productivity and profitability?
Maybe you should be looking just as much at the laugh lines on your employee’s faces as you do to the bottom line of your P&L statements! On this episode of Coffee with Claire, our guest is public speaker and author Joel Zeff. Joel has made it his mission to remind corporations that fun and passion are pathways to success.
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