Law of Retaliation – September 14 Meeting Recap

It’s natural for us to react to life, returning like for like. That is responding to kindness with kindness and cruelty with cruelty. However, Toastmaster Bob challenge us to go against this instinct. Next time when someone wrongs you, respond with kindness. Try it and you will be amazed of how things will turn out to your favour!

This philosophy was certainly embraced by our speakers.

When Dave graduated during the time of high unemployment, what did he do? He invested into a coffee shop, travelled to several countries and met the girl of his dream. Indeed, he is ‘living’ his life.

When the electricity was out, how did Stanley respond? He didn’t cry like you know who would. He did the best of what he could. Took care of his health and went to bed early.

And Andrew? Andrew went against the common myth. The myth that leadership is about the title and power. He taught us that leadership is about relationship and credibility. Anyone can be a leader. We just need develop the right qualities.  The 4 qualities he mentioned include: forward-looking, inspiring, competence and honesty (FICH).

Congrats to our guest Mireille for winning table topics!

The message is clear: Life is what you make of it not what was given to you.

Don’t forget. This week, we’re hosting our club contests!!!

Humorous and Tabletopics contests
Hosts: Mohammed and James
Chief Judge: Karoline

Contestants, and volunteers, please arrive at 6:00 pm to be briefed.


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