A couple years ago I was hired by the owners of IT Company to help them get their operations systemized. During the time I worked with the owners their only sales person decided he did not like the changes. As a result he would personally attack me during meetings. This was not my first time having to deal with people that did not want to change. So I would let him rant, ask him if he was finished, thanked him for his opinion and proceeded with the meeting agenda. The hate continued beyond the meetings and at one point he wrote a four page letter with what I was told more personal attacks. He emailed the letter not only to me but to the owners, the other employees, the HR consulting firm, clients and others he thought he could rally for his opinion. The point is that this person clearly wanted to project their insecurities, their negativity and their fears onto me.
“The greatest act of courage is to be and own all that you are. Without apology. Without excuses and without any masks to cover the truth of who you really are.”- Unknown
In a time of business, chaos and for some, troubled waters at home and at work, authentic living is, I think, all we have to fall back on. Living according to your Core Self is the best reminder of authentically.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”Dr. Seuss
Advice For Kids
As my kids enter the teenage years and they start to carve out their own paths in the world I offer this advice. Really this advice can be applied to those of us well passed the teenager years.
My son loves Batman and only Batman. So while we were at the local comic book store getting him the newest issue, I asked him, “why only Batman? What about some of the other Super Heroes?” He looked at me like that was a no brainer question and answered: “because anyone can be Batman.” Without hesitation he went on to explain it this way. All the other Super heroes have special powers but Batman uses his brains, trains his body, has cool gadgets and helps to keep Gotham City safe. That’s a real Super Hero.”
Well I tell you my eyes welled up a bit, but I held it together. After all, he’s 12 and I already embarrass him enough anyway.