I had one of those grins on my face that would make strangers wonder if:
A) I’d just done something incredibly mischievous;
B) I was just plain weird; or
C) I was actually as happy on the inside as I was showing on the outside.
It was C. I had just delivered an executive training session that was a huge win. The impact in the room was palpable, audible, and visible. As I was later trying to process the experience and describe to a colleague why it was so successful, what came out of my mouth has since left an indelible mark. I said:
“I am quite certain it would not have happened WITHOUT me BUT it was not ABOUT me.”
It has changed how I SHOW UP as a parent, facilitator, entrepreneur, and friend. The untouchable contentment of being a part of something larger than yourself and the motivation of impacting from that place. And… the journey has really only just begun in what I will discover with this attitude.