In a world of intensity, chaos, and conflict, how we show up matters; set it up right.
I'd had a bumpy morning. It started out pretty great (except I'd run out of coffee, bad omen), but other than that, all looked good. I had my first client call, then a meeting, then a team meeting. Somewhere amongst one of my meetings, I let my energetic state and mood be "corrupted". No one "put" me in that mood -- I created it.
I've been on a special type of sabbatical for the last 2 months, a "formal reboot" of sorts. A ton has happened. My assistant of 9 years passed away; we took apart my business and put it back together again; we reorganized the team, our systems, our processes, and many of our offerings; and I worked out, hiked, and wine tasted -- a lot.
I met a gentleman at the gym a few weeks ago. (Let's call him "George".) George is an entrepreneur, has a small and tight team, has celebrated some big wins and losses, made some good money, lost some good money, hit some big impact, missed some big impact, and as he trained next to me, apparently was considering his next move.
In my work with business leaders and entrepreneurs there's often a push to go go go... get'er done get'er done... and "sleep when I'm dead". I totally get this. These are often necessary mindsets and frames to support agile business, solid results, and yes... getting it done. Necessary. Important. Doing whatever it takes. Yes, it's essential to Show Up.