Today’s coping tip is to thank someone and tell them how they made a difference for you.
I’ve had a lot of success in my life, as well as a lot of help along the way. I’ve worked hard, but by no mean has that meant I did things by myself. I think far too many people forget about the support they’ve had from others.
One person that made a difference in my life was a coach that my daughter had. He was a great coach for her life, but he inspired me as well. Like me, he had a daughter that played and then he started coaching. He wasn’t more than a casual volleyball player, but learned to be a really good coach and a wonderful human.
He taught me a lot, answering my questions, giving me guidance, and he was one of the people that got me thinking about coaching and then moving into that role. I let him know recently how much he changed my life.
I started to add a daily coping tip to the SQL Server Central 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.