Do you show up each day, professionally on purpose?
If so, you never need to remember what you say to people, do you? Because you consistently communicate the same message, values, principles, and ethics, you are constant as you both serve and lead.
Do you consistently show up, on purpose?
When you are “on purpose,” people trust you. Over time, you liberate yourself from people and cultures which used to compromise your values and ethics. You move one millimeter beyond being a professional shape-shifter. Instead, you become known for having the courage to tell people what they really need to hear, even if this message is not what they want to hear.
Your purpose-driven commitment to better serving and leading colleagues and clients creates a stronger sense of clarity, communication, and confidence. Your word always becomes your bond to them. In this manner, you both serve and lead everyone to where they really need to go, one millimeter at a time, together.
Alternatively, do you prefer the role of spectator or shape shifter?
After all, making a commitment to be professionally relevant – on purpose – involves both risk as well as reward. However, as a spectator, you remain comfortable and avoid drama. Yet behind-the-scenes, you may jockey for the best position in the scenario. Yet, you avoid making a commitment you might be held accountable for. Where is the professional courage in that tack?
Consequently, as a professional spectator, people are never quite sure what you stand for, other than your own reward. Being a spectator is not a passive role, either. Over time, your absent professional courage and undefined purpose earns you the reputation of professional shape-shifter. There is no trust built on continuously shifting values, ethics, principles because there is no other purpose than your own.
Are you engaged within professional environments and with people who allow you to be professionally on purpose?
If you find yourself feeling ethically and morally compromised, but feel powerless to do something about it, reconsider your position. Double down on discovering and redefining being professionally on purpose each day. Identify the projects, scenarios, and people in your organization that provide opportunities to liberate yourself from where you are now. If you come up short, yours is time well spent. Understanding your own professional purpose develops your courage, confidence, and self-trust, first. Thus, you develop an incredibly strong sense of the professional purpose you bring to other colleagues and clients, and new employers. Your thoughts?
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