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When someone throws a brick at you

When someone throws a brick at Craig he has choices about how to react; three choices actually.

In this short video Craig explains on the sidewalk of Maine Street, Brunswick.


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Here’s what Craig says in the video

Hi everybody! Hey it’s Craig Freshley.

Somebody might throw a brick at me. You know what I’m talking about: an insult, a resentment, a bad mood, somebody criticizes me unfairly. When somebody throws a brick at me I have a couple choices.

One thing I can do is I can catch the brick and then I can, like, carry it around with me. And it can weigh me down. I can be thinking about, “Did I really deserve that? Why am I such a bad person that I got a brick thrown at me?”

Another choice I have is that I can catch the brick and I can throw it back. I can insult the person who insulted me.

I have a third choice. Watch this, somebody is going to throw a brick at me. I can let it go by. I have a choice to not catch that brick, to not carry it around with me and let it be a burden, to not throw it back. I can…..I can let it go by and I can think to myself, “That was interesting.” And I can go about my day.

I hope this helps you help your group make good decisions.

Thanks for listening everybody!

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100 Good Group Videos

Craig Freshley makes short videos to help groups have better meetings, improve communication, and boost productivity.

When Craig made his 100th video we made this fun little montage to celebrate the milestone!

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Two Letters We Just Got

Here’s an unsolicited letter we received regarding a meeting facilitation project.

 

And here’s an unsolicited email we received regarding our Good Group Tips.

Mr. Freshley,

I’m writing to thank you for taking time to share your wisdom and expertise in the form of Good Group Tips.  Without exception I find them insightful, compassionate and helpful.  Here at PeaceHealth, a Catholic non-profit healthcare organization in the Pacific Northwest, we have a tradition of opening our meetings with reflections.  For more than a year, I’ve shared your weekly Good Group Tip in my meetings with vendors.  They offer sound, practical advice.  More importantly, they set the tone for the culture we cultivate at PeaceHealth, where our Mission is to carry on the healing mission of Jesus Christ by promoting personal and community health, relieving pain and suffering, and treating each person in a loving, caring way.

I want you to know your work reaches across the country.

Gratefully,

Sarah

 

It’s so nice to receive feedback like this.

Thank you.

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