Why Does He Keep Saying That? - Leadership SHIFT Tip

What are your favorite books, movies, or shows? 

Got one or perhaps several? If you are like me, then you probably have twenty in your top ten. 

So how did they enrich your life?

Now imagine if the artists never published or produced them? They just couldn't get past their resistance or self-doubt convinced them that nobody would read or watch it? 

Now, how would your life be different without their art? 

It's a question that we rarely think about it and perhaps hard to answer as we binge our way through our active lives, but as soon as we hear, "No soup for you" we know we are speaking with someone from team Seinfeld and we feel connected.  

My first job out of college was selling copiers in D.C.  During a month when I was broke, struggling, and didn't see the value of placing another copier into the world, I called one of my college professors to vent.  

She shared with me that there is an artist in all of us and my art was creating time and connection - which was a little hard to grasp at first. 

She added, "To be fair Michael, your competitors could say the same thing, but the difference with your art is you. But if you let your limiting belief win the day, then you will fail to connect with others, and life is about connection."   

Artist (n) - a person skilled at a particular task or occupation.  

We may not be creating the next HamiltonEat, Pray, Love, or This is Us, but as Dr. Thompson shared, we are all connection artists, but those in our peloton need to see it to feel it - So share it your art, don't hide it.  

This week's Shift Tip is dedicated to the author of The Princess BrideWilliam Goldman. He passed away last week and I'm grateful that his art is part of my tapestry.  

To honor his art, this week's Shift Tip video explains Why I Keep Saying, "Have fun storming the castle." Click to Watch (3 min): https://youtu.be/rwLq9D1Pq2I

I hope you will you watch and share it with someone in your peloton.  

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and, of course, have fun storming the castle!