Fear Not

Sometimes, I feel the need to “hear” this . . .

Perhaps these words also resonate for you? . . .

Our Deepest Fear

By Marianne Williamson

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

That most frightens us.

We ask ourselves

Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be? 

You are a child of God.

Your playing small 

Does not serve the world. 

There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking 

So that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine, 

As children do. 

We were born to make manifest 

The glory of God that is within us.

It’s not just in some of us; 

It’s in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine, 

We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. 

As we’re liberated from our own fear, 

Our presence automatically liberates others.

Now . . . Let go & Let’s GO!

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Organizational Inhumanity

in·hu·man·i·ty

noun

  1. extremely cruel and brutal behavior.”a justification for further cruelty and inhumanity”

Not a day passes when I witness less Humanity than before in this AI wasteland, as bots finish our thoughts for us.

OZ toys with us from behind an invisible veil . . . a curtain of imagined realities.

Even humor shows up in bytes of “knowledge.”

This is not reality, and yet it feels . . . REAL!

It’s all smokes and mirrors, and we tolerate “IT” as a new person in the room.

The definition of humanity is “the entire human race or the characteristics that belong uniquely to human beings, such as kindness, mercy and sympathy. An example of humanity is all the people in the world.

Perhaps we soon won’t need us anymore.

Then what?

What are you putting in your gas tank?

There is a DIRECT correlation between the quality of the fuel you feed your your car’s gas tank and your car’s performance.

Garbage in – Garbage out

5 years ago, I had a Honda Prelude which I LOVED, but the the “engine light” would randomly come on for no apparent reason along with an unexplainable stutter while accelerating – The mechanics would re-set it (not finding anything wrong) – so I wondered if higher octane 93 fuel would help

It Worked, and the overall performance was WAY better . . . so I started using 93 occasionally (once a month) . . . Now, I ONLY use 93 after my tractor mechanic (TriGreen) told me that the lower octane 89 has ethanol which tends to brings water condensation into the tank, and water is bad for engines . . . and even BETTER is Pur-Gas for lawn equipment because it tends to go long times of non-use off season . . . . hmmmmmm . . . I wonder . . . .

What are you feeding Yourself?

  • Spiritually?
  • Mentally?
  • Physically?
  • Socially?
  • Emotionally

Are you intentionally carrying your own water?

Are you satisfied with your performance?

I find that creating space for introspection each and every day (early in the morning) offers a higher performing version of myself, and so I intentionally Open space – for any initiative – Day – Week – Month – year . . .

Feed yourself well!

pssst – For this to “work”, you must first reserve the time for it and pledge to yourself that you WILL commit to this rhythm with all things – beginning with believing that you DO deserve the “Me Time” to nurture your soul.

PEACE!

#OPENTOWORK

I was tweaking my Linkedin profile last week.

My Mission was to disassociate myself from my prior Real Estate firm.

Years ago, Gary Keller steeped in me the importance of “MIND-Share” when it comes to marketing for EVERY independent Contractor. When you are an independent contractor, YOU ARE YOUR BRAND.

Your Clients are attracted to YOU and NOT the Brand under which you affiliate.

When you forget this crucial distinction, you dilute your personal power, as your loyal “peeps” forget you when they encounter opportunities to work with YOU and/or REFER you to work with their Family, Friends, and work associates.

Linkedin reminded me of the power of mindshare when they added #OPENTOWORK on my profile.

I am ALWAYS quintessentially OPEN to work doing the “work” I do as a Residential Realtor.

So . . . It’s up to ME (YOU?) to consistently and persistently remind MY Family, Friends, and their work associates that I am THEIR SOUL SOURCE for ALL things Real Estate anywhere on the planet.

I truly am

#OPENTOWORK

Are you?

Do your Family, Friends, and work associates know?

Maybe it’s time to focus on increasing mind-share, eh?

Opening Space for Wild Ideas

When effecting personal changes like relationships Business and Personal, how patient are you with yourself? When considering big, important decisions, I often catch myself eagerly LEAPING to conclusions which lead me down rabbit holes which are entertaining (maybe even exhilarating) but less than realistic in terms of moving forward.

I sometimes find myself awakening to hear my coach within begging and pleading to remember to practice what I “preach”.

Is going this route better than before?

Is this the right azimuth towards the objective.

Are these people journeying alongside me the right people?

Am I attuned to the Pareto Principle such that I am “aligning” with the right (VITAL) people systems and tools right for THIS job?

The people you like the most may not be the best people for the team because I believe many of the best ideas (Diamonds & Pearls) are rare and emerge out of tension, pressure, HEAT, CONFLICT divergent personalities and notions with legs.

Great projects bear fruit when when ALL participants are taking PERSONAL responsibility with PASSION such that they might even acknowledge that their “way” isn’t the ONLY path to success.

FREEDOM is ESSENTIAL . . . in the form of the “law of 2 feet” (Open Space Technology) – If at any time you find yourself in a place where you feel you are neither contributing nor learning, then you have the RIGHT (and even responsibility to) use your 2 feet to take yourself to a place where you WILL be useful to yourself and others.

I find myself ENERGIGIZED when these conditions are present . . . Creativity and Spirit doing it’s bidding.

Final thought for this blog post . . . Intentionally Opening Space and letting the space BREATHE, seems to be enough. in order to yourself getting more accomplished with less effort.

Love yourself and be useful.

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