#jkltip Act like those you are talking about can hear you. When you’re interacting with those you are most comfortable, or cliquey with is when you need to be more conscious of what you are saying, or doing that could offend someone.
It’s been a few days now since the UBER – Senators drama unfolded and what I’m not doing right now is weighing in on right, or wrong, blame, or fault. I’m just saying how I want my kids, my teammates, my athletes and my students to act. I also think we owe it to the player’s to not ONLY jump to their defence but find some life lessons.
I was fortunate to have some great role models, and some have since passed away, rest in peace, so the least I can do is pass it on. Long before cell phones, GoPros, or Uber for that matter, the coaches in my life taught me to live like there was a camera there all the time. What’s intriguing is, it’s not like they predicted that technology would evolve, they just used it as a metaphor. “ You don’t need to look down at your WWJD bracelet for guidance, if you simply live like a camera for ‘everyone to see’ is on you at all times” was the analogy.
Seems too simple, but if you work hard to be a good person all the time to live by your values all the time there is nothing to memorize and your mental energy can be freed up to do awesome things, and focus on forward moving, productive moments.
We will debate “venting” at another time, but most leadership gurus would say, simply don’t do it. I’ve heard it feels cathartic, but like any short term fix, it has potentially severe repercussions.