Charlotte Byndas

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National Common Sense Day

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[tweetmeme source=”cbyndas” only_single=false]Ever wonder what happened to common sense?   Check this out…

Common Sense Outhouse Sign

Is it familiar to you?  If it is I bet you and I share something in common…we both have been on a lot of campouts with a Boy Scout troop.  Yes, this is the sign that hangs on the door on the inside of the outhouse.  Yes, I know *$X# happens but that is for another post.

Every time I see it, I laugh; it just seems like putting the toilet paper back in the bin so it stays clean and dry for the next person would be common sense.  But if you were in charge of toilet paper on campouts you would know that without the sign, it is much more likely the toilet paper will be left out and ruined within a day.  It is not just campers; we all seem to have lost our common sense.

So today I declare as National Common Sense day.  It is time we all go back to the rules we learned in kindergarten and commit to living our lives with a little more common sense.

  • Share everything.
  • Play fair.
  • Don’t hit people.
  • Put things back where you found them.
  • Clean up your own mess.
  • Don’t take things that aren’t yours.
  • Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody.
  • Wash your hands before you eat.
  • Flush.
  • Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
  • Live a balanced life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
  • Take a nap every afternoon.
  • When you go out in the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands and stick together.
  • Be aware of wonder. Remember the little seed in the Styrofoam cup: the roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.
  • Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the Styrofoam cup – they all die. So do we.
  • And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the first word you learned – the biggest word of all – LOOK.
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Author: Charlotte Byndas

Charlotte A. Byndas started her career in the search industry in 1993 just as the industry was embracing the technology revolution that would change the very DNA of executive recruiting. In 1994 she lead efforts to automate one of the most successful franchise offices of Management Recruiters International, building their first contact management system and website. Over the next few years she successfully launched and managed several new recruiting companies servicing the IT, manufacturing, healthcare, IT, accounting, insurance, engineering, sales, and non-profit industries. In 2002 she turned her efforts toward helping individuals launch and build independently owned recruiting companies helping to close over $30 million system wide, earning her countless testimonials labeling her “recruiting ninja” and “recruiting “guru”. Launching Search Entrepreneurs Inc, and TheITRecruiters she helped develop the first anti-franchise model in the recruiting industry as well as an innovative "candidate first" approach to IT recruiting.

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