A few days ago, I was setting up my self-hosted blog and was struggling to refine my vision. At the same time, I had to prepare a short presentation for my contribution to a leadership program I was attending.
Deep in thought, I despaired. I just couldn’t come up with anything sexy! Then my mind went back to all the people who have helped me in one way or another. And the vision formed like from a mist. “Become unmistakably authentic!”
We are all different, but in our authenticity, we form a band that is unmistakably rich in its diversity and beautiful to behold. When our leadership is authentic, we can’t but inspire hope and bring unstoppable change wherever we are. Together, we form a strong band with beads of every color. It can’t be missed!
My vision is driven by a heart filled with gratitude, and what better way to celebrate Thanksgiving this year. I especially love Skip Prichard’s “5 Ways to Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude”: 1) Write it down; 2) Talk about it; 3) Meditate; 4) Express it; and, 5) Seek it.
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” ~Melody Beattie
Todd Nielsen, my good friend, inspired me to write better and boldly.
Barry Smith inspired me with his mission to help grow the leadership of Guatemala.
Michael Oyier opened up my eyes to a potential in me that was hidden in plain sight.
Dan Forbes and the awesome #LeadWithGiants Community, your engaging interaction and friendship is second to none.
Carlos and Anne-Thora who unselfishly connected with me through unimaginable circumstances.
Sarah-Leigh Paul and Sindiswa Nobula, your strength and passion for what you do amaze me, you are both inspirational.
So I am thankful for my awesome family, for great friends, for the few who believe in my vision even when many think I am nuts, and for all my readers (you keep me learning).
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