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.