My life is filled with flavor, but I’ve been hiding what it is. Why? I’ve feared what other people thought about my evolving process. I haven’t wanted to be seen as too strong, too weak, too bland, or even too bold.
Last week, I shared a major goal with the accountability group I am a part of. I had a few nights of feeling great enthusiasm, productivity, goal setting and then I felt tired. Done. Could it be something that I ate? Could it be that I need to increase my exercise? Or was it that I am experiencing a case of sleepiness?
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. Heard that before? I’m sure the person who penned the thought is still healing. Do you realize words leave scars?
Do you have assurance in your prayers? As I pondered this question, I thought about the witty character, Mayhem, in the Allstate Commercials. Mayhem demonstrates what happens in various, unexpected scenarios. Mayhem is destructive and humorous, but his purpose is to encourage people to make sure they have insurance in case he strikes.
Have you ever wondered how to pray when life is noisy? Early on in my prayer journey, I felt that prayer could only take place in quiet environments. I felt that if I went to the same room in my home daily and committed to a time of prayer that I would be uninterrupted.
Being transparent as a leader is tough! Transparency means being honest when things are “not okay.” Transparency means that you have to admit that you are “vulnerable.” Transparency means that you have to be honest with yourself and allow others to see where you are now. Transparency is frightening, because many of us do not know how to be authentic.