I have an abundance of overly responsible clients – Thank God. Can you imagine your system being run irresponsibly? Some of you can, sadly. Recently, a sleep deprived, problem saturated, and highly responsible client of mine greeted me at our crack of dawn practice with a cry for help. He told me his story. I sat, sipped my coffee and simply tuned in. He spoke. I listened. After a number of minutes and a handful of curious questions, I reminded him as follows:
You are responsible for you. You are responsible for leading your family and your teams but you are not responsible for their lives. You are a leader – not a King and clearly not a very good God. You gotta keep a proper perspective. You are responsible for you. You are responsible to model the way, embrace pain and suffering, and embody truth in love (at least this is what I believe). Do this daily and you will walk the earth in peace. You won’t walk perfectly or painlessly, you’ll simply stand supported by your strong core and walk in the direction of your dream – your OPUS. Your baby steps of PA will move you and inspire your teams (always a few) to come in for a closer look. A few will come alongside. We call this process the builder’s journey, remember.
My client smiled, thanked me and felt better almost immediately. His brain is a bit cluttered as is yours. He’s holding too many unfinished problems, projects, and priorities in his cerebrum and it no likee. Remember, my friend, you must build within, first, before you get busy packing your bags to leave the Shire. Only the strong survive on the builder’s journey. Many make the mistake of jumping before they’re BTL. Oftentimes, these jumps are away from someone or something instead of toward anything authentic, aligned, and awesome. Triple A is the ONE you want.
This is why we make our clients build their core before we push them toward their dreams. Only the strong survive out there – the strong within, that is. Slow down, reflect, write and build within. This real, hard, work within cannot be skipped, skimmed, or sourced to someone else. You choose. Your choices have consequences. Build within. Become BTL. You’re aim will be authentic, aligned, and awesome – Triple A. You’ll see. Good.
Live hard. Love harder (Thanks, Teeks)…