Really, are you fully and totally present when you're interacting with your community on and offline? Or, are you going through the motions, fully automated and disconnected?
I ask because I was confronted with that question last week during Brendon Burchard's four day Experts Academy live event. My awesome friend Kathleen Gage invited me to attend the event as her guest and initially I was luke warm about spending four full (12-13 hour days!) at a marketing event.
I feel like I've "been there, done that". After all, I've been working and marketing on the Web since 1996.
Then, I was confronted with Brendon's outstanding level of energy, focus, attention and complete, never-wavering presence. I set aside my skepticism, sat up and started to really listen and absorb what Brendon was saying about what it takes to be an expert in your niche. He credits much of his success to his abilty to be completely present in every activity and encounter. And, I believe it after seeing him in action.
I realized I haven't been giving you the very best me for some time…I've been phoning it in, to a degree. And that makes me feel awful.
While I've been focused and determined to teach and show you how to build a "presence" on the Web, I don't think I've been 100% present with my passion or enthusiasm for why I think this is so critical for you and the success of your business.
I don't think I've conveyed how much I care that you get your transformational message out to the world.
Brendon Burchard operates at a level of energy that is mind-boggling. While that's not my style, I'm pretty sure I can amp it up and that's what I aim to do in my service to you.
I'm commited to my mission to help you and other entrepreneurs boost your visibility on the web so you can reach more people with your message. My pledge is to give my full attention, passion and focus when I'm mentoring, writing, teaching, and networking. If you feel that I'm phoning it, then I invite you to gently tap me on the shoulder and whisper in my ear "Presence" to bring me back to the moment.
When you assess your presence on the Web, does it convey your passion and energy for your work and your community? If not, let me know how I can help you get there and together, let's amplify our presence so we can serve more people!
I invite you to share your thoughts and rituals around staying present with your clients, colleagues, prospects, and others in your life. I'm curious about how you maintain presence.