When I was recently in Africa, not only was I impressed but also challenged, humbled and awed by the rhythm of many within that culture. They were ruthlessly diligent in selling anything and everything, persistently, day after day… and sometimes that was a pile of coconut husks along the side of the road, or 5 tomatoes stacked up neatly on a makeshift table under a torn up salvaged piece of plastic, or old pieces of bicycle rims and parts, bent and rusted.
Do they become self - conscious? Do they say, “My coconut husks are not as good as so and so’s?”
Do they think, “I’m not good enough to sell these coconut husks?”
NO… whatever they have in their hands to sell and present to the public they do knowing their lives, their livelihood depends on it…
Add in…. are you afraid to share what you have because you think it’s not good enough?
Are you comparing your coconuts to your neighbor, colleague, business partner?
We can’t compare ourselves to anyone else because no one is us…You and me….
We are all one of a kind and uniquely created with a passion and drive and flavor all our own. Be proud and confident with humility, of who you are and the uniqueness of your coconuts…
Our gold plated coconuts will be just right for someone!
Ahh… SO, we should have that attitude with our coconuts, our gold plated coconuts… who we are, what we have to share, our uniqueness, knowledge service, wisdom… As if our lives depend on it… because if we don’t…
That spirit, that life, that spark and fire inside of us dims and dies…
So we should persistently, passionately and with an urgency share who we are… as if our life depends on it… because….It really does!!
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