JUST THE RIGHT TEAM
Look around you. Perhaps you have JUST the right team of talent you've diligently assembled to support your vision of where you want to take your company. If so, CONGRATULATIONS! If you've achieved that, then you also know that team will continuously evolve in order to adapt to changing conditions from here ... to there.
FALLING SHORT ON POTENTIAL?
If you DON'T have JUST the right team of talent, or you believe there's much potential untapped -- here's an insight you might consider. It truly is a powerful re-frame of your current scenario:
Your team, and what you see in them, acts as a powerful mirror for ...
YOU. Yes You, their Leader, their visionary, their finest cheerleader.
if there's something you see that's lacking in a particular department, leadership staff, or frontline employee... small business, large business, it makes no matter. Rather than trying to dig in and figure out what's missing 'over there,' first look inward at yourself. Ask yourself questions like:
If you first pause, imagining that person or situation as a mirror back to you for your OWN lesson, your OWN gift...
often in that simple re-frame, light is shed. A new perspective is gained, Higher empathy engages within you. You're then coming from a place of offering, inspiration, insight for that employee. You first did if for yourSELF.
It's not always easy balancing between being a mom and mentor for your child.
But it's a worthwhile pursuit.
It's amazing to me that I recorded this video one year ago. So much has changed. 2018 was an interesting year for all of us. Particularly for my daughter McKenna who made her own big transition from high school to college. For awhile there, we weren't so sure college was going to be a part of her path. Not due to academics, but to interest and appetite. One year later she's doing magnificently at college. And while it hasn't come without its' natural highs and lows, like with any change, she's blooming forth into her next chapter beautifully.
At each turn I was summoned to be discerning about where I stood in my role with her - confidante, mentor, supporter, mother, and in what the video below describes as knowing when to be a "non-mom." Which simply means, tending to my OWN life to allow her to tend to hers.
I've learned that trusting McKenna means trusting myself - that I've done a good job raising her; doing the best that I can with the resources I had at the time. All that we wish to impart to our children may not always be the best for THEM. Trust that they will adopt what works, and drop what doesn't. That's their right. It's their path. I can nudge, and I can cheer lead, and I can disagree, but I wish not to judge. And I wish to invest the bulk of my energy in doing ME. That's the best gift a parent can ever grant to their children. Letting them choose, letting them become, allows them to learn the Art of Blooming their own life.
Angela Moonan, Author
Are you ready to BLOOM?