Recently, I was talking with a room full of ladies (and a helpful group of guys who were serving them lunch…thank you, fellows!) about a value that’s near and dear to me heart – “STAY in the BALCONY.”
Like Joyce Landorf Heatherley has made it known, so I, too, agree there are basically two types of people: 1) Basement people and 2) Balcony people.
Most of you probably have a good idea of what kinds of attitudes each one “sprays” on others; but let me sum it up in a nutshell this way: Basement people pull us down; Balcony people build us up.
Here’s an acrostic I wrote of the word, “BALCONY”…. (maybe, when you’re in the mood or you have the time, you can write your own and see what you come up with). A Balcony person:
- B – Believes in others
- A – Allows others to make mistakes
- L – Lives and Loves with intention
- C – Communicates effectively
- O – Owns responsibility
- N – Needs others
- Y – (has a) YES face!