#Balance Brief – awareness

What does being aware mean to you? How would you define awareness? Might it imply watching how fast your driving relative to laws of the road, waiting to drink your coffee because it’s steaming
hot, knowing you need to walk carefully when you see ice on the sidewalk or paying attention to the TV when a news story is on. Is this being aware?
Awareness from my perspective is all those things but at a much deeper level, it’s how we connect with others, especially those closest to us. Being aware is a personality trait I believe we
all work to be very good at. Many other traits come secondary to simply be aware and knowing what others need, expect or would appreciate from us. 
In real life, awareness provides you the knowledge that your co-worker is having a bad day and needs some time to vent, your kids are anxious about a spelling test and want to practice a few more
times to be ready, your significant other would love some time with you or alone to recharge and your parents would appreciate a phone call just to say “Hi”. Awareness is about reading someone’s mind and knowing what they need before they do. Awareness is
knowing when to intervene and add value, a topic of discussion next week. 
Awareness is not easy….but when mastered I believe its amazingly powerful!
Be aware.

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Jeremy Elbert

I grew up enjoying the sport of hunting and have truly come to fully appreciate every aspect of the hunt…leading up to the kill. The show has taken me to some amazing destinations where I have met some wonderful people, places where I now visit on a regular basis.

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