Second installment in the #YourTurnChallenge in which I answer “What is important to you?”
Disclaimer – As this is a website about building online presence, and about my professional work, and often, about my dog – please know that it is to be assumed that my family, friends and memories are of utmost importance to me. They are just not what I discuss on this blog.
When I answer this Your Turn Challenge question this way today, it is because the Challenge has already started to make me think more clearly about my professional persona. Yesterday, I wrote about my intention to work as who I absolutely am. I mentioned that talking things over with friends and strangers seemed to help clarify that intent. But here’s where the deal was sealed.
It was Friday. It had been over 3 weeks since I had spent any time at all on the trails with Kenai. She had just experienced 3 weeks of a house full of visitors and of being tortured by rompings, teasing and razor-sharp teeth of her new puppy-sister, Stella, a 4 month old bloodhound pup. I had been thinking long and hard about which direction to take with my business. We were both overdue for a good long hike.
As we entered Borderland State Park at West Side Trail, I was thinking about the Your Turn Challenge I had just committed myself to do. I had put it out there on Twitter, so I guess I was committed.
This is the beginning of the path where I look up and realize how wise I was to lace up my Keen hiking boots, don the gloves and ear-warmers, grab the leash and head outside with Kenai. This is where I turn toward the next hour of clarity.
My Turn – where I realized that being who I absolutely am – where I can let go of others’ expectations and simply focus on what it is I do best and enjoy the most.
What is important to me?
It is important to me to keep a keen sense of self in which I am providing service, insight and wisdom to those with whom I partner.