Be Real

Be giving, forgiving, compassionate, and loving.

These are not words we usually associate with work or how we would describe our interactions with co-workers, but what if it was? What if everyone on a team and in an organization actually practiced being more giving and compassionate?

In this day and age of lawsuits, people are so concerned about being politically correct, saying the right thing, and making sure their message isn’t misconstrued that we have taken aspects of being real out of our interactions.

Right or wrong, I tend to speak from the heart. I say things that may offend people, but it’s not because my message was offensive, it’s because I spoke my truth and people do not like looking at a reality that could be seen as less than perfect. There is no such thing as perfect. We are all a work in progress and my goal is to continually improve.

I’d like to ask each of you to reflect on your day, your week, your team, and your organization. Are you acting in alignment with how you think? If you find that you are making comments so you can be seen in a certain light or be perceived in a certain way, perhaps it’s time to look inside and validate that is how you want to be acting and relating to others.

In my experience, when you are real, authentic, vulnerable, and relatable, people will forgive a lot of stuff that comes out of your mouth. Be genuine. Be you! That is perfect and that will help you and your team build trust and become even stronger.

All my best,

Paulie Skaja
your mindset muse 🙂

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