Finding your style makes life easier. You know your signature look, how you wear your hair, what clothes look good on you. It’s easy to be put together when you leave for your daily adventure. You go out in confidence. You don’t wonder about what to wear to impress someone else. You are you and it shows.
It begins with knowing who you are. This will take discovery. Especially if you have been a people pleaser. But you will enjoy finding out what you like and don’t like. What makes you smile. Your favorite color may not be the color you thought it was. You may even discover that you like broccoli and asparagus!
When you know who you are and what you like and don’t like. You will not be distracted by things that are not “you”. You are no longer confused. It’s much easier now to discover your purpose. Just by discovering your style. You are free and it shows!
Be about what you are here to do. Be about your business.
No more time for copy cats. Doing things others are doing.
It’s time to go all-in on your purpose for being on this planet.
What if you don’t know why you are here? Then that’s your assignment. To figure out why you are on this planet.
It’s easy to copy others. But it’s far more rewarding to be an original. Your assignment may resemble someone else’s but won’t be exactly the same. It may in the same field and that’s ok as long as it is your assignment.
It may seem daunting to discover who you are, but discover you must. Let’s not waste time on someone else’s assignment while ours goes undone. Find your place and get in it.
Many of us seek “success”. We believe our assignment (purpose) is God-given yet we look to others for the plans, details, and strategies for that assignment rather than going back to the one who gave us the assignment. We listen to many different voices hoping they will help us fulfill our God-given assignment. And what do we have to show for it? Confusion, missing information, incomplete, bi-polar success, and little or no money.
We were never meant to follow the crowd. We are called to stand out. We are called to lead. Our success is guaranteed but only if we are on the right assignment. Success in the wrong assignment is failure.
It’s time for a realignment.
What is YOUR assignment? Do you remember? Are you clear on your assignment? Are the details clear?
How do we reconnect with our true assignment?
Take a day, get a notebook and pen and
1. Get somewhere quiet and sit down. Turn off the distractions. Better yet leave them at home.
2. Get quiet. Stop talking. Lean in and listen.
3. Do what you hear in your quiet time. Act quickly.
4. Rinse and repeat weekly.
You can get with this or you can get with that. But you can’t do both.
The world today is filled with many voices all competing for our attention. Books, podcasts YouTube Videos, webinars, meetings and the like are jockeying for position in between our ears or in front of our eyes. Attention is the new commodity according to Gary Vaynerchuck, who day trades attention.
Each of these voices has something significant to offer and each is speaking a truth but is that truth or offering good for you?
Do you follow someone because their words ignite something within you? Do you follow because someone you know follows them? Do follow because they followed you and you are being polite by following them back? Do you follow to get more followers? Do you follow what I’m saying?
Listening to or “following” many different voices can be difficult and confusing. Each voice has a different point of view which may be the reason that many listeners or followers are stuck or unstable in their endeavors. One voice says, “Do this.” Another voice says, “Do that”. The listener/follower is now torn between two opinions. “No one can follow two opinions. No one can follow two voices.
Which voice is right for you? The voice to whom you give your attention must speak truth. Truth that is true for you. That voice must nourish your growth. That voice must help you reach your destination (your destiny) and help you fulfill your purpose.
It’s time to consider and audit the books, podcasts, videos, the meetings, and webinars to whom we give our attention. It’s time to delete and discard those voices that don’t take us where we want to go. It’s no fun realizing that you missed your turn because you weren’t listening to the right directions. Listen to and follow those who are going your way. Do it today. You don’t have time to be on the wrong road. #Whatsonyourplaylist
We are one action away from accelerating our success or propelling our failure. Just one action can change the entire course of your life. Your family, health or company.
The story that comes to mind of Nike. You know them, the big athletic apparel brand. They had a major influencer on their team in Stephen Curry, (of the Golden State Warriors). Steph wanted to put his mantra, “I can do all things” on his shoe. This comes from the bible verse in Philippians 4:13 that says, “I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me.”
Nike took one action and said no. Steph Curry took one action and went with another company that told him yes. Under Armour took one action and said yes. And now that brand influencer is on their team.
One action cost Nike a major endorser. One action gained Under Armour a major endorser.
What’s your one action that will change the course of your life?
This weekend at Vertical Leap, I heard the best explanation of brand vs logo ever. Quite simply a logo is an image. Your logo is how clients, customers and other recognize your business or company. Think the McDonald’s golden arches or the green and white Starbucks logo. Our brand, however, is completely different. Our brand is what they say about us when we leave the room. What do people say about you when you leave the room?