May 27, 2012
It's your turn
Sharing means allowing others
to use something or giving outright. It happens in nature all the time--why your body does it
automatically by dividing and distributing the energy from food throughout your
Great ideas are the result of
sharing smaller ideas and hunches. Watch the YouTube clip of Steve Johnson as he cleverly
explains this theory. Bottom line: If we don’t share what
we know—or think we know—great ideas can’t be created.
A few reasons people are afraid to
articulate well. They
just “know” it but can’t explain it.
o If you’re flexible in your
response to things, it’s tough to share how you do what you do. Think of the chef who
creates without a recipe, you’ll have a hard time recreating her masterpiece.
special. If everyone starts doing what you do, then you’ll get lost
in the crowd.
o Some people have an un-met
need to be acknowledged. Giving away a tip threatens to leave them without something
that feeds their need.
Supply. People could expect more than you can deliver.
o Good ideas are abundant if
you’re the original creator. If you’re trying to claim ownership of another person’s
good idea, you might be afraid the resource feeding you will eventually run out—then what?
Afraid to be
wrong. Your idea might be a
fluke or may later be proven wrong over time.
The risk of
criticism is often too high for people who are unsure about their ability
to have good ideas.
Share your tip -- Right Now!
More than good
advice, we need practical action steps and tips to get great
ideas in motion.
realize some of my tips or ideas might not work for you and that you might disagree with
something. And, though I’m careful to do my homework and test theories before sharing, I know
I might be wrong occasionally. Yes, it feels risky but I do it anyway because it’s
just that important. We have to start somewhere if we expect to achieve the
ultimate outcome—making good on our parenting promises.
that one of my ideas might collide with one of yours and POOF! something revolutionary could be
born. The risks pale in the face of the opportunity to create something
Giving is contagious; you’ll
likely receive something in return—starting with a boost of
Sharing with others
demonstrates your concern for another person’s well-being.
Knowing you are in the company of others who will help you in times of need, creates feelings of
safety. Without worry, you're free to be happy.
||The power of your influence booms when you're a trusted advisor.
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Chime in >> What do you think?