What if you were asked to stand in front of a room of colleagues or friends and finish the sentence:
“I am ____________________.”
How would you feel doing it? Nervous? Scared? Thoughts of “what will they think?” running through your head or “what if I sound arrogant?” “What if I’m wrong?”
We’re asked all the time, “What do you do”? I still struggle with giving that a definitive answer because what we do is different for every client.
I talk about “frameworks” a lot. What are they? Good question.
I think about the framework as the box within which we make decisions. Yep, “inside the box” is a good thing here!
Sea glass is glass that has been tossed around in the ocean for years and years until it’s smooth and beautiful. The only pieces of sea glass I’ve ever found are very small; the large pieces are fairly rare.
Do you ever reflect on a meeting you just had and think of other things you could have said?
We had a client meeting today and that’s exactly what happened.
So we had planned a meeting, as we often do. We had planned every minute carefully and we thought we had considered every eventuality… except we hadn’t planned for a bus driver who didn’t know where he was going. I mean REALLY didn’t have any idea where he was going.
“If you can’t get destination; go for direction.” – Meg Wheatley
Ha! Isn’t that perfect for the many discussions we have all had about where we’re headed?! Do we really know what the destination is? Can we really know?
“When our definitions match, our purpose and goals are in alignment and confusion cannot derail our progress.” – The Weave, v1
How many times have you been down the road with a decision, only to discover that you and your colleagues were using the same words but talking about two completely different things!?
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, the most frightens us.” – Marianne Williamson
Really? Hmmm… I’m not so sure.
Two simple words that carry a lot of weight.
If you’re at work and someone says “trust me”. What’s your reaction?
Have you ever had a moment when you crossed paths with someone – often a complete stranger – and you suddenly felt like you glimpsed the inter-connectedness of everything and everyone?
If you haven’t; I’m sorry. They’re pretty cool.
If you Google “work-life balance” there are 362,000,000 results. Clearly, it’s a hot topic.
I bet many of you think about work-life balance.
Or dream of work-life balance.
Or wonder what work-life balance is.
I learned about this concept from my friend Christie.
I just like to say it … “radical hospitality.”
What does that mean exactly? I think it means to be so open, so accepting, so compassionately curious about all who come across our paths that we’re significantly outside the norm – radical.