Will I see you tomorrow?
There is no greater indicator of future behavior than the answer to this question.
Fly-by, drive-by, anonymous, see-you-sucker interactions are easy to start, easy to be disappointed by, hard to count on when it comes to civility or a career.
We work to create the alternative. Masks off, snarkiness set aside, committed to long haul. That’s the connection that the connection economy is built on.
Whew. This really hits home.
I just sent out my very first email blast yesterday, offering my Life Coaching services. I got a tremendous response from, so encouraging and exciting, yet this blog entry brought up an important aspect that is fully my responsibility… my energy levels. I want each of my interactions with others to be pristine, as clear-minded, transparent, and vulnerable as possible, but a major hindrance to that is how energized I feel, wholly dependent on how well I’ve taken care of myself.
Lately, I’ve had a lot on my mind, and have been acting inward. This, too, determines how much energy I have available to share with others, and is also wholly my responsibility. While I can’t create more energy out of nothing, I want to be aware of how I manage myself, how I present myself, and how I interact.
I think this is important because, when I’m inward at times, people perceive me as less loving, or that they are less important to me. This is absolutely untrue. I have so many people in my life, but I can’t share myself to the same degree at all times, simply because I have such a full life; sometimes full just being by myself.
I believe this may be true for others, and that people may misunderstand “distance” in time or space for lack of affection. Not always, of course, but I know this is true for me… perhaps its true for others as well.
As an amends to this behavior, I commit to doing better managing my energy, and/or clearly communicating when I’m less available than I care to be. At the same time, I ask that you give me the benefit of the doubt, and presume I love you just the same (if not more) than the last time I spent time with you. If you need more from me in the moment, please ask, and I’ll communicate what I have to give.