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Who doesn’t love a story about a person that confronts and overcomes obstacles and rejection? In spite of the circumstances, they make something amazing out of their life. Unfortunately, these people are the exception, not the norm. Most often men, women, boys and girls listen to what people say about them. They are either imprisoned by hurtful words, or freed by encouraging ones.

Words are powerful. They can help put a person on the road to success, or leave them stranded. When you are investing in people it is important to: validate, lift up, and encourage. Filmmaker, Kurt Kuenne does a great job of powerfully conveying this truth in his short film, “Validation.” How much more powerful would it be if you and I began to put this truth into action. Imagine the impact that our words of affirmation and validation could have on the people in whom we are investing?

I encourage you to consciously speak words that empower others.

Thank you Kurt Kuenne for inspiring a multitude of people. Your work has the ability to help us change the way we see and interact with others.

“Validation” is a fable about the magic of free parking. Starring TJ Thyne & Vicki Davis. Writer/Director/Composer – Kurt Kuenne