Walk A Mile In Someone Else’s Shoes

27 05 2013

One phase that I have tried to eliminate from my vocabulary is, “I know exactly how you feel.” We may have gone through simliar experiences but as we are all created uniquely thus, we all deal with lives events in our own way.

A quality of leadership is understanding people. One of the best ways I have discovered to understanding people is to be on a continuous course of self-improvement. We will never know exactly how how people feel, but striving to always better ourselves, especially in the area of relationships, we can understand with more empathy, the people in our lives.

For the past several years I have been on a self-directed leadership education with LIFE. The information has helped me be a better teacher, coach, and now a business owner. People can say what they want about leadership development but they can not argue with the results it has for people who have worked to implement the principles into their lives.

I always try to walk a mile in other people’s shoes before I make a judgement on anything. This help me understand before making any kind of decision in the several areas of leadership I am in. Well…..I always felt I wanted to know how my wife felt bringing our three great children into this world. After watching this video, I’m pretty sure I never want to find out.

Enjoy, Steve Leurquin

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25 responses

9 06 2013
Tony Klubertanz

Still…hard…to…type. Can’t…stop…laughing…

7 06 2013
Adam Rossman

Steve, I don’t know where you have been finding these vidoes, but it has been a blast!! Keep them coming!

5 06 2013
Mike Hebbe

Great blog Steve. U do a great job making a great point and adding humorous examples with it. Thanks

2 06 2013
Patty Blakely

Steve – This was hilarious. Thanks for the laugh. As with anything worthwhile in our lives you will probably have to go through some pain to get where you want to go or what you want. No pain no gain does make sense. It was all worth it to me to go through the pain to end up with the two fine sons I have. Wouldn’t change a thing.

30 05 2013
Emily Hebbe

Great post S!!! Im not sure what was more funny watching the clip or watching you watching the clip!!! I think you were crying at one point!!! You know thou its funny but I remember Mike just being a reck after I gave birth all three times and never undersood why it was so bad for him……until he explained how hard it was to be in his shoes to watch me go through that amount of pain and not be able to take it away or switch places….. After Mikes brain tumor I would have done anything to take away his pain , even switch places… Then I understood what it was like to be in someone elses shoes!!!! Great lesson Steve and way to bring the humor in too!!!

29 05 2013
Greg Streuly

I’m all for self-development and the strive to better understand my wife…but can’t I just read a book? I think I would have lost my verbal filter as soon as my wife gave someone a high-five. Thanks for sharing Steve! 🙂

29 05 2013
Adam Rossman

I was surprised no one else had said anything about the ladies high fiving each other!!!

3 06 2013
steveleurquin1

That was funny, yet I don’t remember giving anyone a high five when my wife was in pain delivering babies. Double standard I guess. 🙂

28 05 2013
John Graff

After watching the vid., I’ve decided to stick with the principle: “You don’t know what you don’t know”, now more than ever; I don’t want to know….
Thanks Steve.

30 05 2013
AdamRossman

John, you are a very wise man!! 🙂

3 06 2013
steveleurquin1

Oh Yeah!

28 05 2013
kellisager

Hilarious ! I like the part where he said ” that was a least a 7 right ? ” , and they said that was a 4 ! The look on his face , priceless . And when he was in the fetal position with the pillow between his legs ….. I lost it !

29 05 2013
teesarossman

That was my fave part too, lol. Too funny. I also liked the part where the doctor tells the other guy that right now you’d be getting ready to have another contraction and he says something like “I know, but I don’t wanna do that”.

30 05 2013
AdamRossman

That’s SO funny!!

(though, I can’t really say how I would act!)

28 05 2013
Teesa Rossman

I would never want to see my own husband in that kind of pain, BUT….that was HILARIOUS!!!!!!

28 05 2013
Adam Rossman

YIKES!!!!!!!!!

(I don’t know if I can say anything other than that)

28 05 2013
teesarossman

I asked our dentist “who handles pain better, men or women?”. He said women. I already believed him, but this video proves it. lol

28 05 2013
steveleurquin1

Maybe in general, but let’s not say all men! Some of us have a pretty high tolerance to pain! 🙂

29 05 2013
AdamRossman

I could tell you who handles pain better in our house……

29 05 2013
AdamRossman

But I won’t! 🙂

28 05 2013
Kirk Richie

They looked pretty exhausted after that workout… no pain no gain

27 05 2013
stevesager

Oh my! And NO THANKS!

27 05 2013
steveleurquin1

I love the part where he says to his wife, “Don’t smile at me.”

I laughed so hard when I saw this!

28 05 2013
teesarossman

Me too! That was the best part. This made my day.

27 05 2013
Keith Crook

I feel you brother. “That was not good.”

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