Every leader has a big temptation in front of them. The temptation is whether to be true to who they are or to be who they think others want them to be.
The shocking truth is that the people you lead want you to be yourself, not some fake.
Why We Struggled Being Our True Selves
Let’s be honest here, being yourself is scary. I remember elementary school.
Kids would pick on me relentlessly. Whether it was the fact that I wore Hush Puppies or that I was a giant among my peers. The kids in my school picked on and bullied me.
The sad thing about the constant taunting was that I was being picked on for things that I couldn’t change. Read more...
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In 2001 there was a movie released titled Bubble Boy. It was a comedy that failed yet the story can be inspirational.
The movie revolved around Jimmy Livingston. Having been born without an immune system, he was forced to live in a sterile environment.
When his neighbor moves away, she gives Jimmy a gift. A snow globe with the words “I love you” inside. This motivated Jimmy.
Jimmy build himself a bubble suit and sets off on a quest to find the girl.
Throughout the movie, Jimmy runs into multiple obstacles but continues on his journey. Eventually he finds the girl at the altar.
What would you do at this point?
Jimmy decides to take off his bubble suit so he can finally touch the girl he loves. He kisses her and promptly faints. Read more...