I started to add a daily coping tip to the SQLServerCentral newsletter and to the Community Circle, which is helping me deal with the issues in the world. I’m adding my responses for each day here. All my coping tips are under this tag.
Today’s tip is to reflect on what makes you feel valued and purposeful.
I tend to be someone that gives of themselves in life. To my family, friends, and others in the world. I have volunteered, I spent a lot of my career trying to help educate others. I try to motive and inspire others, I coach, and I want to make an impact.
I get uncomfortable with a lot of praise and thanks. Often, I feel valued and meeting my purpose when I see others succeed to grow in some way. Whether I helped them or not, I really enjoy seeing others achieve something. I’m glad when I can be of service and help.
If I’m not, then I usually think about whether I could take a lesson, an idea, or inspiration to help someone else in my life.
It’s one reason I enjoy speaking and run SQL Saturday. It’s also a big part of why I enjoy coaching.