Charlotte Byndas

Inspiring Success in Many

Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me…

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Sticks and Stones can break my bones[tweetmeme source=”cbyndas” only_single=false]Do you remember this saying from childhood?  It was the very one that your parents tried to comfort you with when someone was saying not so nice things to you.  Thing is, it probably did not work.  The words probably still “stung”, nasty, mean-spirited words have that power; they hurt.  After you have had a moment to gather your thoughts the saying makes more sense; you realize that the “nasty, mean-spirited” words that others dish out are more a reflection of themselves than they are of you.  We are what we say and do, our choices tell the world who we are on the inside.

As I move through adult life I have started to appreciate that my parents’ generation was much nicer than my own.  The internet has made it socially acceptable for many to say really hurtful, nasty, inappropriate things about others.  These “words” are posted about neighbors, friends, business partners, politicians, pastors, etc. – things that would never be said in a face to face environment are said online without hesitation or consideration.  These “gripers” have the “right” to say things as did our parents but our parents made better choices than many do today. There is greater ability and comfort, due to technology, to spread mean-spirited words to a greater number of people.

But alas it is all part of the equation…

The fact that some take to the Internet to post words with the intention of “hurting” another person is unfortunate, but part of the over all scheme of things.  You see with every bad there is also good.  If you look at the flip side of this equation the internet has created an amazing platform for words to be used in powerful uplifting ways.  Here is a great example…

Guess my generation still needs to sort this all out, we have the power of words shared via the internet; we just need to figure out as a society how to use it in the right ways.  I am confident we can get there.  So here is my challenge to each of you, post something positive to the internet today.  It does not matter where or what just make the effort to use your “words” in a positive way.

My thanks to Curtis for being an inspiration and sharing his gift of words via the internet!

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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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