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Are You Showing Your True Colors?
Authenticity is vital in the emerging world ~ a world of mutual thriving that operates based on resonance.
She had blue skin,
And so did he.
He kept it hid
And so did she.
They searched for blue
Their whole life through,
Then passed right by -
And never knew.
“Masks” by Shel Silverstein
How do you know when you’ve found your people ~ the individuals who are your ideal co-creators, clients, team members, or trading partners?
The conventional Playbook tells you to analyze the data ~ look at their credentials, experience, education, qualifications ~ and weigh the pros and cons.
Yes, qualifications are important ~ but they are certainly not the whole story. No doubt you have hired or agreed to work with someone who was perfect on paper, who was the most logical choice, and yet they turned out to be a nightmare.
As you move more deeply into regenerative leadership, you find that your decisions are based less on logic, reason and the conventional Playbook, and more on resonance.
Aligned with nature’s principles, you learn to trust in how you feel about something at least as much as what you think about it.
The feeling of resonance is like a message from beyond your five senses telling you that something or someone is right for you at this time. But resonance is not based on data ~ it’s rooted in essence.
But what if the essence of the person you are encountering is buried beneath all the layers of who the Playbook tells them they are supposed to be?
What if your ideal clients, co-creators or team members can’t find you because your essence is hidden?
It can be
scary terrifying to shed those layers, to show up fully and authentically, to stand out from the crowd. What will people think ~ what if they judge me or reject me?
And yet, perhaps even more alarming, are these questions:
What if I am lost in a sea of conformity?
What if my people pass right on by, never seeing or feeling my true essence?
In the emerging world that is based in resonance, it is vitally important that we show our true colors so we can find each other.
I was honored to be invited by my friend Alexander Inchbald to be a guest on his podcast, Insights from the Atelier, a few months ago.
Alexander had interviewed one of my heroes, Richard Rudd of the Gene Keys, earlier that same week ~ which seemed to add to the magic we experienced together during our conversation.