The Power of Showing Up – Choose How You Show Up or Someone Else Will
I spent too much time feeling like a puppet with someone’s hand shoved up my back. I blame myself.
Where is the power to choose how YOU show up?
When you let others choose how you show up:
- Everything is ‘have to’ when contribution feels like coercion.
- Anger, ingratitude, and resentment pollute your thinking because you don’t feel seen or respected.
- Positive focus turns to negative energy.
- Others become enemies.
- Connection becomes dangerous.
- Winning is the goal. No one loves to connect with you if it means you win and they lose.
- Fear controls your approach. Self-protection disguises your authentic self.
Belligerent authenticity is reacting against the expectation of others. Every time you push against external expectations – external expectations control you.
How do you love showing up?
You are most alive when you bring your best self in service to others.
I had a conversation with a leader who comes alive when talking about being a Scout Master.
- What is it about being a Scout Master that brings him to life?
- How might he bring those values and qualities to work?
The gap between joy and obligation is frustration.
Every morning tasks and responsibilities thrash and scream for your attention. Your heart races while you look in the mirror. You’ve already lost yourself.
A bit of your soul shrivels when you give yourself to tasks before choosing how you show up.
Begin your day slowly.
Choose how you show up BEFORE getting lost in obligations and tasks.
How would your best self love to show up?
- Forward-looking instead of problem centric.
- Committed to connect.
- Eager to contribute.
- Enabling others.
- Calm and focused.
If you chose how you showed up today, what would you choose?
How might leaders begin the day slowly?
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Excellent guidance! There is a balance of humility and believing you are capable of more (not demanding of more). A Leader must carry the other half of responsibility and look for those who may or may not know they are capable of larger roles.
if you chose how you showed up today, what would you choose? Calm and focused because starting the day unraveled is not the best. We have to understand what we have control over and what we don’t. If we have no control, guess what? “Somebody else worries”, so to speak, not always the case.
How might leaders begin the day slowly? Being thankful we are blessed with another day.
I think leaders need to show up “open, curious, and optimistic” to diagnose the current situation and determine what they can do to move the ball forward.
How can leaders being the day slowly? Get centered and present through yoga, meditation or some other technique.
… or someone else will ..
yeah, do I want give up my intellectual/emotional navigation choices?
Sometimes, the scoutmaster is the scoutmaster BECAUSE he can’t exhibit those values and qualities at work.