Show off!

show off

Rather than telling people how great we are, we show them how great we are. – Renee Ballard

Renee is a woman I’m currently getting to know. She’s a fellow Martha Beck Coach, and also a Social Media maven.  I honestly can’t remember what we were talking about, but I do remember what she concluded.

For some people, showing their own greatness can be a lot harder than simply talking about it. For others, both are hard.  I’m reminded of one of my favorite childhood heroes – the introverted cowboy “greenhorn” hero of the classic western who, instead of coming in with both guns blazing, shows up and does the right thing when it’s needed.  Nice and elegant.

Learning to be comfortable showing off my greatness only happened when I finally got it. I ”got” that, as long as I hid that greatness, those who needed what I have to offer couldn’t get it.

You and I have something to show off that’s unique, wanted, and needed. Just like that greenhorn hero from the movies.



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