The measure of our continuing individuality in any work is the refusal to be swallowed by our goals, our ambitions, or our company no matter how marvelous they may be. -David Whyte in Crossing the Unknown Sea
It is just past mid-year, and I only now feel I have come to the preparation work intended for the previous December. I have been working on my marketing methodology while simultaneously reviewing my business journal. I’ve only just realized what a story this journal tells. It tells a story of my impact over the last nine years. More importantly, it tells of my love of the story.
During a recent dinner, my friend Jimmy Neil Smith asked me about my gift in the world. I instinctively shared my answer: “The confidence found in authenticity.” As Jimmy Neil shared his view of how I share this gift, I suddenly realized how my gift is naturally delivered. It is pushed out into the world by my strength of giving. I study and learn, give according to my learning, and I then see growth both personally and collectively. This is my story unfolding. This is my impact. This is the story I love.
What is your gift to the world?
What strength do you have that, when flexed, delivers this gift naturally?
Go and do this as often as you can.