Your legacy depends on the presence you bring to your relationships.
This is about having influence that matters.
If you desire to leave a lasting imprint on your organization, learn the discipline, the beauty, and the power of being present with the one team member that’s before you.
It’s starts on the home front.
The more present we are with those closest to us, we will naturally be more present with others in our sphere of influence.
Recently, my daughter was facing a difficult set of circumstances pertaining to basketball.
We went out to do her weekly basketball routine and guess what? Her shot wasn’t falling, she was more tired than normal, and her heart wasn’t in it. I tried to push her through it and it was only making things worse. Until I told her that I would go inside and give her some time alone.
When I came out I said, Why don’t I do our final drills with you?”
She emphatically said, “YES!”
From that moment on, she felt safe. She felt like her burden was shared. She felt like she could accomplish anything.
This is the power in joining with others.
When we get in the trenches with them, we are present with how they feel and what they are going through. It’s in this place, were we make a lasting difference.
Practical Action Step: Who is ONE team member you are going to intentionally ‘join in with’ in the next 30 days – to make a lasting impact?