Courage isn’t the absence of fear. Courage is feeling the fear and doing it anyway. Serving Leaders have courage. Someone asked me this week if I thought he has what it takes to lead his company. My answer, because he had the courage to be authentic and even ask the question, was a resounding yes!
After years of research on vulnerability, Brene Brown delivered her now famous TEDxTalk. In this 20 minute video you’ll learn: (CLICK HERE TO WATCH)
- Shame is the fear of disconnection – Is there something about me that if someone else knows it or sees it that I won’t be worthy of connection? (hint: the less you talk about it the more you have it)
- Authenticity – In order for connection to happen, you have to let go of who you think you should be and simply be who you are.
- Worthiness – the only difference between people that feel a strong sense of love and belonging and those that don’t is that they believe they are worthy of love and belonging.
- Vulnerability – the same people believed that what made them vulnerable was necessary and also made them beautiful.
- Numbing – we numb vulnerability. We are the most in debt, medicated, obese, addicted, cohort in US history. Unfortunately, you can not selectively numb certain emotions and not others.
- Willingness – to invest in a relationship with someone that may or may not work out.
It’s okay to be uncertain.
On this Easter Sunday, I share with you that you are enough. You are strong enough, smart enough, capable enough, to be vulnerable, connect and lead.
Just do you. Be alive. You are enough.