TRIPLE III TIME: Make The Call
This week I had a pretty good plan surrounding the TRIPLE III TIME message I would share. Then I received information regarding a wonderful work colleague who was making a very important life change. My first thought was to send her a fun, thoughtful, supportive email that she could re-read if she wanted to. I could “word-smith” the message so I captured as many important issues that were significant to both of us during the many years we worked together. Then I realized that is NOT what I really wanted to do. And for many, many reasons I decided to…and did Make The Call!
Unfortunately in this age of over-communication via social media…I believe the simple act of making phone calls to hold a real conversation has become “old fashioned”. People believe that texts and emails save valuable time in your work/life day. I understand that they may…but can anyone defend the conversation quality of those types of communications. And yes there are many other forms of social media communication that are high tech, fast and continuous…but do they contain the best elements of sincerity and friendship?
My life/work action recommendation is that when in doubt…Make The Call. Sentences become more than words on paper, smiles develop from hearing the details, memories become legacy building blocks, and the value of a promise of staying in touch becomes real. Making calls does not have to be a “monopolizer” of your time…rather a reinforcement mechanism for maintaining your life/work career-long network of true colleagues.
Thanks to JB and SB for helping create this message and thanks to TR for reminding me what’s important.