Zesty, pesky, zealousness

2338032309_2d8a1f3c82Bringing zealousness to your own work, your own art, is beyond fabulous. It’s your own low-cost, high-octane energy fueling you and your idea forward.

Lending zealous support to someone else’s idea is also beyond fabulous. Your support can help re-ignite another’s passion. It can serve as a welcome “you’ve got this kick-in-the-pants” when energy reserves are running low.

I was reminded today that zealousness for someone else’s work, definitely needs to be confined to the area of support. Once well-intentioned zealousness crosses over into the, “I’ve got this – Get out of the way – I know how to do your job better than you do” area, it serves no one well.

Crossing over into this area is the ultimate, grand “sprinkle-over” – a technique established by four-legged dog friends and perfected by two-legged human friends.

Keep your perfectly, perfect zealous energy focused on all the best areas – areas that move yourself forward while honoring and supporting the work of others!

 

 

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Laissez les bons temps rouler

FullSizeRender-48Your big dream and that big project you’re leading at work require enormous energy in addition to everything else you’re managing. It’s no surprise that every now and again you encounter an energy sag.

When the energy sag sets in, it’s challenging to let the good times role – especially when that sag kicks your “get up and go” to a curb around the corner and several blocks away. A debilitating kick with enough force that the original energy sag is now a full-on fizzle.

In your solitude of your banged-up and bruised self sitting on a cold and uncomfortable curb, the reasons to give up on your dream or your big project become clear:

It was a dumb idea in the first place.

I don’t have what it takes to implement this idea.

No one thinks this is a good idea.

I’m not talented.

This is too hard.

I’m tired.

While you very well may be tired, all of the other reasons are emotional rationalizations induced by your energy sag and fizzle.

The fix for your fizzle?

Stand your perfectly, perfect self up from the curb, take a deep breath, and let your inner Kenny Loggins or Kirk Franklin rip because:

This is it

For once in your life

Here’s your miracle

Stand up and fight

You and your dreams are the miracles always worth fighting for!

Laissez des miracles rouler!