I can relentlessly hold a vision of your brilliance until you are living your brilliance. I will create space that naturally brings out more of you. Yet I sometimes get really upset with myself for not getting more stuff done. I beat myself up with thoughts like, “Yes, it’s great that you’re helping people be more fully themselves, but can’t you also get the insurance thing handled or get your files in order, too?”
The irony: I know better.
Bringing out the “best” in a person involves:
– allowing all parts of that person (Starting with me!)
– supporting each person in using their strengths more
and working interdependently with others for the rest.
What does that look like in real life?
As we accept all parts of ourselves, live from our strengths
and engage interdependently with others in areas that are
not our strengths, we then begin to resolve our struggle within.
I’m practicing making peace with the parts of me that I judge, don’t like and think shouldn’t exist. It’s a practice because it isn’t yet natural or consistent So, when I notice I haven’t gotten to the insurance thing, I take a deep breath, smile for myself and accept what is.
Then, I call my amazingly capable insurance broker. Yes, years ago, I was willing to get a broker to handle 95% of the insurance thing because I’m not good at it. I have more time to draw out my genius and your genius while Barbara, my insurance broker takes care of the details of my insurance – glorious interdependence.
What does internal resolution look like for you? What parts of you do you still think “should” be different? In what areas of your life do you need more collaboration, more interdependence?
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Would you love to work better with your team?
Or your family?
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