To be accountable for your story is to have an impact in this world.
Upon completing his first 30 days in the new assignment in Northern Ireland, Ric sent me what he called random flow of thought. Personally, I found his thoughts rather orderly; so much so that I immediately cross-referenced his thoughts with my 7 Skills for 21st Century Leadership. I then asked him to write a guest post for each of the seven. Over the next several weeks, that is exactly what he did.
If you know me, or are a regular reader, you may feel like you know Ric already. Ric is an artist. We are all some sort of special artist. In his book, Linchpin, Seth Godin talks about doing the art and then shipping. We cannot sell out to what others might think. We have to do the work and ship. Ric did the work. I shipped it. Within two days, Ric’s work began its magic.
Love goes beyond expectation. Love flows from a being who lives with purpose. As your voice guides, you then hold tight to the accountability of your story. Through his artful writing, Ric lives out loud; making audible his love for both those he leads and those who benefit from his art – the art that was shipped.