My four-year old daughter has this really cool mantra. I don't know where it came from, but it warms my heart every time I hear her say it.
"I share every day"
For the longest time, I only thought of how sharing related to my personal relationships. Sharing the last cookie with my children, sharing a playlist with my sister, or sharing my time to deliver a meal to a very pregnant friend and her family.
But one day at work, Catherine's mantra popped into my head. "I share every day." It made me stop and think as to whether I was sharing every day...at work. I'm not talking about sharing office space or the printer....I'm talking about really sharing. Sharing my knowledge, my services, and my energy.
Did I run payroll? How's that Facebook ad doing? Did I ever sent that email to my VA? You get the picture. It's easy to get lost in these details and forget our big "why" as to why we got into this business in the first place... TO SHARE!
I don't care what your business is....your mission is to share with others. If you coach others, you share your insights and knowledge. If you sell garage door openers, you share freedom to move in and out of your house. If you are a personal trainer, you share the tools to have a healthy and strong body.
Sure, it sounds simple at first to share in your business. But when you really think about it, there are a few things that can trip us up when it comes to sharing our brilliance. Here are two biggies, in my opinion:
1. Mindlessness: When we "go through the motions" and are not truly being present in our work, we miss out on opportunities to share our brilliance with others. We know how important mindfulness is for entrepreneurs.
2. Fear of being visible: Often times sharing our brilliance with others means we have to be visible. And by being visible, we open ourselves us to being seen...and judged by others. If you don't have a growth mindset, it's easy to become paralyzed with fear about what others think. Having a fear of being visible is a sign that a shift in mindset is needed!
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