It doesn't mean we don't stand up for ourselves and others. What it means is we decide which arguments are worth attending. And when we do engage in conflict, we show up with class. With integrity. We model for others what we want to see more of in the world.
Teachers, parents, adults...kids are listening. You matter. They are listening and taking in all of that good, really important stuff you have to say, and they are carrying it in their hearts.
When we razzle dazzle others, we inspire them to ENJOY in very authentic ways. And we get to experience who they are on a deeper level as a result.
There are kids all over this world who are worried about having enough and being enough. There are adults all over this world who are worried about the same. Anything we can do to provide security and assurance, so they can climb out of their reptilian brain and into the beauty of the present moment, we should do.
Sometimes, we just need to start. Stop making it big in our heads. Stop working out the perfect plan. Stop waiting for a fresh week or fresh calendar year.
That is a big part of leadership. Leadership is looking deeply at humans and our impact on them. Leadership is action. Leadership transcends titles, positions, age...
This year, what if we all became our own advocates? What if we were ridiculously in charge of our energy and well-being? I think the world our work would change. I think our work would become more inspired, more emphathetic, more colorful, more bold, more meaningful.
My greatest wish for all of us in upcoming days and in the New Year is that we find the strength to continue showing up with our whole hearts and that we feel both safe and held.
I would rather be criticized for caring too much and for being brave with my heart than for caring too little.
Last weekend, we picked out our Christmas tree and brought it home. It was pouring down rain, but work was about to get very busy for my husband, so this was our best day. We lugged a soaked, 10 ft. tree on top of his SUV while the rain poured down on us. I was... Continue Reading →