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Archive for December 7th, 2019

Baby’s First Shoes!

I recently had my new book launch event for “Bring YOUR Shoes: A Fresh Perspective for Leaders with Big Shoes to Fill” where several of my friends, business colleagues, and family members celebrated with me. And my special guest, my new grand baby, Henry James, showed up too. At the time I’m writing this blog, he has never worn shoes as he’s only 10 months old. But I plan to give him his first pair of shoes.

I plan to encourage him through his life’s journey to always “bring his own shoes.” I plan to walk alongside him and be there for him throughout his life.

He will need to first learn how to walk and how to walk with shoes. He doesn’t get to choose his first pair of shoes. His parents chose them for him. And they will continue to choose his shoes for the first few years of his life until he can choose his shoes on his own. But even when he can’t choose his shoes by himself, the shoes must fit him perfectly and comfortably. Otherwise, he won’t be able to walk at all or, at least, he will feel uncomfortable or be in pain.

The point is that we each must choose our own shoes and bring them wherever we go. In my analogy, “bringing your shoes” means you must be yourself and bring all your talents, personality, unique experiences, and skills to your job and be okay being yourself.

I encourage you to embrace who you are and “Bring YOUR Shoes” wherever you go!

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