So in case you hadn’t noticed… I’m a guy.
In our world that means a few certain things, other than I might be able to lift really heavy things or to stand up to go to the bathroom.
It means that there is a certain societal way of doing things. Of what is and isn’t appropriate and in what situations.
I’m also a professional… that is to say I am in the business world and deliver service to others in exchange for value.
That also means certain things in terms of what I have been taught about what is and isn’t right.
As I have got older and travel led through the school of hard knocks, I have come to realise that most of those truths are not my truths and that I am choosing now to move in a different direction.
The first ‘false truth’ is that being your real authentically vulnerable self in business will not equal success.
The second ‘false truth’ is that as a man in a business world, having love for people does not have a place.
I have discovered that the best way to create a business is through being true to myself. I have also decided that feeling love for my team and for my clients IS my service offering.
If I can’t give and receive love from you, why would I want to spend my time with you?
This kind of thinking isn’t what is considered appropriate in a societal sense. It’s not what we talk about or what we demonstrate.
I have decided that is no longer my truth, and if that makes someone uncomfortable then I am ok with that.
If people want to work with me they should understand that love is going to be the underpinning principle and if they don’t want that I’m ok with that too.
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