October 16, 1942 – December 24, 2017
Articles below were originally printed in the Michael Smith tribute Guidepoints Newsletter.
A copy of this newsletter is available here.
Our Dad was a wonderful father and an amazing man – smart, funny and dedicated. He didn't suffer fools lightly and politicking was never his thing, but he believed in the people around him and in the work that he did. He loved his work, NADA, and his team at Lincoln....
The Spirit of NADA is service – people grow and we grow through the people we serve.
We’ve done a great deal to have gotten to this point where we are today. But now we must hand off our knowledge and this is not always easy. But we must begin to plan how it can be done.
Yes, I really appreciate what we’ve done so far, but I appreciate even more what we might do.
Interaction and richness is what works. Your message must be variable – it’s what you bring to the situation.
Keep it simple so complicated things can happen.
Make it complicated and the client won’t understand. If you want to change a person’s life with a 10-second message, it has to mean something to that person.
Intelligence and wealth and process is inside the client, not inside the practitioner.
Acupuncture is a living thing. It’s like a message or a lesson – once the body learns the lesson, you don’t need the treatment.
It’s a whispered suggestion – when you speak to a client, speak so that the person can take it in. Say similar things, not unique things.
Don’t tell people new ideas – make them safe and then let the ideas pop up.
Make what’s already there rich – help to value and honor it.