April 19, 2022:
MVP: Presence is powerful
Like you, I have many different projects going on. I have many different people to serve.
Last week, most of my work came to a grinding halt as I was with Pam and my brothers and sisters-in-law helping my father-in-law, Tom, cull a lifetime of things from his house. You may remember that my mother-in-law, a remarkable woman, passed away in October, 2020. This past week we all helped Tom sort through her things.
I had not prepared myself for the emotional intensity of this process and found myself incapable of doing the business things I had planned to do.
Instead, I focused on being fully present for my family.
As difficult a time as it was, it was also beautiful and has brought us all closer together.
You see, everyone else was also fully present.
We’ll talk more about presence tomorrow, but maybe today, force yourself to slow down.
Here’s a challenge for you: today, with at least three different people, use your presence and body language to convince them, while you are with them, that they are the single most important person in the world.
Then let me know what happened.