AUDIO: 4 Simple Steps to Stay in the Moment
Oops. I was caught. I felt like the guy sleeping in church who jumped up and prayed the benediction. How many times have you “been there” but mysteriously your mind and body were separated? Being there… just isn’t enough.
Out of Focus
Being brain dead leaves you vulnerable in these four key ways:
#1. You’re sending the wrong message.
The message received is either that you don’t want to be there, you don’t care or that you’re lost in space somewhere and can’t find your way home. Sending the wrong message is insulting and it makes you look stupid.
#2. You’re marginalizing people you love.
Looking past people in the important moments of their lives tells them you don’t care. It marginalizes the importance they hold to you. When you’re there but not all THERE, you’re building unspoken impressions that last a lifetime.
#3. You’re fracturing the power of your focus.
The greatest power you have is being IN the moment. Focus. Out of body experiences are dangerous. It’s impossible to comprehend the small influences or nuances of life or leadership when you’ve lost focus. In leadership, the little things matter. They say nobody cares what you know until they know how much you care. If you want to lead, you must live in the moment. Just being there isn’t enough. Not for you and not for them.
#4. You’re creating breakdown instead of breakthrough.
Life and leadership without traction allows slippage. Slippage creates breakdown. The road to breakthrough leadership is a road of traction. Showing up without focus creates loss of traction. It creates breakdown.
Live in the moment. Don’t diffuse your leadership by looking past it.
You may think you’re multitasking but that’s a terrible mistake. The power to breakthrough is found in consistent, incremental, intentional steps. Stay inside yourself. Live in the moment and the moment will lead you to Breakthrough.
Add your comments to the conversation: Which of these four areas of vulnerability speaks to you the most? How can you better live in the moment? What is the first, smallest step you can take to create a change? Post your reply below.