I wonder what will happen if I simply write the way I speak?” This was a thought I had after yet another person asked me to please write. I have continually been asked: “when is your book coming out?”, or “do you have a blog?” But I don’t trust my grammar, my style, my sentence structure, my creativity. So I tried it anyway. Writing the way I speak. However, without all my “ums” and “urs”! It turns out there are a few people who do like it. Enough to finally publish my blog. I hope you like it too.
The common thread of all of this is life. This thing we embrace and that embraces us. I’m excited about anything that brings life. That makes us more alive. Actually that has expanded into 5 more words that also begin with “L”. Laughter, is a magic ingredient in life. I’m amused by unusual and quirky things. I love laughing. Talking of love, that too is a topic. Not much on romance though – that is a touchy subject! Love is an essential ingredient for all of life, including the way we lead. Ah, leadership is the next “L”. It’s what I teach. It’s what the world needs. It’s what we all need at the self level. We could also do with more leaders who listen. Listening. Another “L” word. Except for me it’s not just the essential listening to lead, and listening to coach. It’s listening to music. My favourite hobby. Something that sets me free. Which brings me to my last word – liberty. I think most of us crave it. More autonomy. Not just from bosses, politicians, teachers and parents. But from ourselves. Liberty from our shame, our sabotage, our negative self talk. The freedom to be our truest selves. Freedom to be who we really are.