Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2016 - (Page 51)
tHrOwING MY lOOP
BY MICHael JOHNSON
How on earth do we do that? Tap into our
creative spirit, I mean? Is it even in there? Most of us
would say, "Oh no, I'm not creative at all. Never have
been." I think - I know - it's always been in there.
Problem is it's a shy thing. If you trust me enough to
consider the possibility "it" might be in there, how then
might we persuade this shy thing to come out? First,
we must protect it. We must make it feel safe to show
its face to the world.
We have to be careful with our creative spirit.
When we dare tell someone a "different idea" we are
considering, if that person (almost always someone
close to us) demeans our new thought, our creative
spirit runs to the bedroom and hides in the closet
and we think, "Well, why in the world did I ever say
that?" Then we spend the rest of the day berating
ourselves. A poor strategy, indeed. We need a
"protector." Enter the skilled and sensible mentor.
There is a paradox about life. To do anything
of value, we must be original and do it ourselves.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2016
From the President
Careers in Rural Water
Credential from Water U Helps Land the Job
Lessons in Water
Finance: Tracking Down Non-Revenue Water
Technology: GIS and the 5 Ws
Emergency Management: Drought to Flood: Oklahoma
A Day in the Life of a Circuit Rider
Four Key Benefits to Incorporating Cellular Technology into Your Utility Management System
The WaterPro Online Community
Throwing My Loop
Index to Advertisers/ Advertisers.com
From the CEO
Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2016