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Isn’t It Time To Be…

Updated: Nov 9, 2022

Did I leave you hanging with this title? I bet it feels like I didn’t finish that sentence.

Guess what? I did it on purpose. I did it because only you can fill in what comes after the be.

When you look up the definition of the word be it says used to indicate the identity of a person or thing or used to describe the qualities of a person or thing.

Be is hidden in the word become. For us to become the person or leader we are meant to be, we must always start with finishing the phrase or word after be.

The question I have for you is, how do you as a leader want to be identified? How do you want to be described?

As you think about your answer to these questions, don’t start with what you want. What you want may be temporary, and just the idea of the day. When you think about your answers, start with what you value.

What you value is at the heart of who you are. When you truly understand what you value, then you can truly understand what and who you want to be.

As a leader I want to:

Be great.

Be engaging.

Be energetic.

Be trustworthy.

I could go on and on, but only you can finish the sentence for yourself.

As you think about the leader you are or the leader you want to be, start by finishing what comes after the be. This will tell you a lot about the direction you are going as a leader and a person.

Until next time…I’m Marty, make every minute count.


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