Who are you being?

We’ve talked a bit about how you are showing up in the world.  The big “a-ha!” moment comes when you realize that how you show up in the world is a CHOICE- you are not trapped in a fixed way of being.

By changing who you are being, you automatically shift how you are showing up in the world.

Let’s look at how we are being in the light of the Three Pillars: Being Present, Living in Full Responsibility, and Personal Power.

Being Present

First off… are you being present? Or are you deeply involved in the “monkey mind” chatter in your head?  Your constant internal conversation takes you out of the present moment (affecting your interpersonal communication and evaluation skills), and it causes you to see things through the filters of your internal conversation (which often consists primarily of distorted representations of past events).  The more present you become to the situation you find yourself in,...

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The Inner Game

“All we are, we are” – Matt Nathanson

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi

Many times we wonder what it is that sets some teachers apart from others.  What is it that some teachers have, that some don’t?  Why do we remember so fondly some teachers, and not others? What is that je ne sais quois quality that differentiates the good teachers from the great?  And once we know what it is… how do we get it?

That magical ingredient lies not in the outside world, but inside each and every one of us.  It is our “inner game”.  

Put plainly, it is who we are being. It is not circumstances, education, upbringing, socioeconomic strata, race, color, or creed.

A question to ask is this: “How do I show up in the world?” and then working backward from there, you find it is simply a matter of who you are being… your actions, mannerisms, and habits that form...

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