What do you wish to be remembered for?
Who are you at the essence of your soul?
What have you been given?
And what will you do with the rest of your life?
I turned fifty this year, and while I haven’t yet begun to explicitly think about my “legacy”, I greeted this birthday with a sense of urgency to step into my purpose, face my fears, and a realize my own desire to live a life of significance. Read more about how my thinking continues to evolve about what can emerge on the other side of fear.
What I’m Reading: Reboot, by Jerry Colonna
Reboot’s premise is that better humans make better leaders. In order to become who we are, even the most seasoned and well-respected leaders need a chance to reset their goals and to reconnect with their deepest selves and with each other. And that’s scary.
“Fear, and not some lack of grit or resiliency,
blocks the emergence of our fully actualized and equanimous self.”
Why are we afraid? Read my Reboot synopsis of the essence of fear that holds us back.
What I’m Watching: What Skydiving Taught Me, by Will Smith
I woke up last Friday morning expecting to face my most literal fear and fulfill the promise that I made to my son nearly two years ago- when he was healthy, we would go skydiving. Fortunately for me, the universe had other plans and the weather did not cooperate. Imagine the possibilities for your life if you did the one thing that you feared most. If I ever seize the opportunity again, this video will be the necessary inspiration that gets me to the door of that plane.
“…the best things in life are on the other side of fear.”
Moving through Fear: Embracing Significance
I work with people on their journey from success to significance.
Together, we examine internal and external motivations
for philanthropic and community engagement;
help families identify a shared value system for philanthropic work; and
determine the pathway forward for strategic impact.
Click here to learn more and begin a conversation.
“I can’t think of a sadder way to die than with the knowledge that I never showed up in this world as who I really am. I can’t think of a more graced way to die than with the knowledge that I showed up here as my true self, the best I knew how, able to engage life freely and lovingly because I had become fierce with reality.”
-Parker Palmer, On the Brink of Everything