I seem to have been surrounded by kids on the weekend.
- Friday night I was with my brother’s three kids where we had an impromptu disco, karaoke, and singer impersonation session
- Sunday afternoon Wifey’s brothers three kids dropped over as I was harvesting the sunflowers and in their excitement nearly slammed the car door on one another
- Sunday night was at a friend’s place where their two kids were doing what kids do; sleeping on the dog, planning time to spend with Dad for the week, diving on the couch, showing off their chooks and vegie garden.
I LOVE the enthusiasm and vibrance of kids. They represent true authenticity. Who they are right now is who they are. They happily tell you how they feel, they have opinions on most things, their emotions show easily and quickly, and you pretty much know how they feel and who they are. The same cannot be said for many adults.
All my life I have been accused of being “childish”. So many people have told me to grow up. A friend who works in Child Psychiatry said she would assess me at being about 14 years old. Legendary base baller Chili Davis is attributed to having said “Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.” I believe we can be mature, professional and sophisticated combined with childlike enthusiasm and energy.
So who are you REALLY? Are you really how you behave or have years of “shoulds” changed how you are in the world? Does your inner child need to burst out and say hello?
Who are you REALLY?
PS I will be in Adelaide on Friday 15th April being childish with some non-profit clients. If you are looking for a workshop on how to Get More Sales or want to Ignite Your Team on Thursday 14th April, please email me!