How you’re showing up today. And the 3 most important words in creative Leadership.

How you show up matters. Who you decide to be today matters not only today, but tomorrow and the next day, into next week. It is no trivial matter. This, too, is your legacy, something you build day-by-day. How you show up to create matters. How you show up for your family & friends matters. How you show up for your colleagues and the people you lead matters. Even how you show up for the help and strangers matters. Everyone gets the same treatment from you.

The Energy that you show up with matters.
The Energy that you show up with matters.
The Energy that you show up with matters.

Now, what do we do about it?

2020 has been interesting times for us all. In many ways, it’s bonded us together, which is a great benefit. In other ways, it’s been a character revealer, especially for those of us suffering great hardship such as job loss, or worse. Anybody can have great character when things are going smoothly. Not just anybody can have great character when things are going sideways. How we handle adversity is a signal of who we really are, much like having plenty of money is or like drinking WAY too much might be. This is the year of saying, “This is part of it,” like Brendon coaches. Yep. This is part of it. Don’t necessarily like it, but here it is. Didn’t want it, but it is what it is. Now, what do we do about it? What would my highest and best self do about this scenario? How do we make the best of this adversity?

The 3 Greatest Words in all of creative Leadership.

I don’t pretend this is easy. I don’t pretend that it isn’t there. One of my favorite things to do in these situations is to *ask for help in all of creative Leadership. No one is saying you have to go about it alone.

Don’t show up as the selfish jerk. Geeze.

Like Seth Godin says, if the real you shows up as a selfish jerk, leave the real you at home. We don’t want to be around the real you. We want the giving you. We want the generous you. We want the empowered you. We want the best of you — not the jealous and selfish you. Even if you have to fake it for awhile, fake it for awhile. Change your behavior. It’s totally possible. Not easy, but 100% possible. People do it every day, even in 2020. Design the new, improved version 3.0 you. After all, you’re the chief designer of you. Not anybody else. Not the boss. Not the spouse. Not the parents. Not the in-laws. Not the doggies. Not the friends. Not the colleagues. You. Behavior design is about you owning you 100%.

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