Serenity and Nibs
- Maintaining proper composure and perspective, even when the stakes are high
- Offering a steady and consistent approach in the midst of stressful circumstances
- Reducing the stress in others while staying collected, despite external agitation
Only a light touch is required for a fountain pen. If too much pressure is applied to a nib, the nib may bend in two, and you’ll have more of a fork than a pen. Therefore, a lot of care is taken into writing with a fountain pen. Gentle, smooth strokes from a light hand are best.
I find people are a lot like nibs. They are often sturdy and flexible. People can bounce back from a bit of pressure (like meeting a major deadline). But, if too much pressure is applied, people break. When using a fountain pen, the nib writes better the steadier and more calm your hand is. Like nibs, maintaining a steady and calm countenance around others amid pressure can bring out the best in everyone.
Funds For Learning’s goal is to be a calm presence, even under pressure, so we bring out the best work in ourselves and others. Our team works in harmony because we appreciate one another. We value the clients we serve, and so we practice serenity even when the going gets tough. Because we know that being calm brings out the best in others. Funds For Learning is the steady hand guiding each other and our clients through the E-rate process.
After all this talk about pens, I think I need to replenish my ink supply (and maybe purchase another pen or two).
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- January 12, 2018 - Thoroughness
- January 19, 2018 - Reinforce the Good
- January 26, 2018 - Your Best Work Forward
- February 2, 2018 - Timeliness
- February 9, 2018 - Focus
- February 16, 2018 - Professionalism
- February 23, 2018 - Solution-Minded
- March 2, 2018 - Work By Design
- March 9, 2018 - Teamwork
- March 16, 2018 - Share the Reason
- March 23, 2018 - Offer No Excuses
- March 30, 2018 - Intentional Learning