You know when you’re looking for wifi and a whole host of wifi networks appear on you phone or tablet?
So, the other day, one appeared called ‘Hidden wifi’.
Not so hidden then!?
A few days ago, standing outside Pennsylvania Avenue, amongst the crowds, there were a dozen Secret Service operatives.
Is that what they’re called? Operatives? Or have I seen too many films? Agents maybe? No that’s definitely films.
Anyhow, the thing that struck me was, they were all wearing a vest, on the front of which were the words SECRET SERVICE. Capitalised and boldly displayed. Not so secret then? If it says what you do on your t-shirt.
We like secrets. More though when we can reveal them. “Have you heard…?” “Did you know…?” Knowing a secret is in itself a currency we value.
What’s that about?
You probably have a loyalty card, or six. Maybe you collect points from buying petrol, from visiting your supermarket, from buying coffee, from a number of high street stores? These days we aren’t loyal to one retailer, but the retailers still strive to buy our loyalty. Actually they are spending to protect themselves from our disloyalty. It’s a game. They offer points for us to save for gifts or for money off future purchases, and we dutifully collect the points. Theirs, and often their competitors too.
It seems we like to think we are getting something for nothing. It seems we like to save and to reward our saving endeavours.
So… what if you were rewarded for being loyal to who you are?
What if you had your own loyalty points system? Gaining rewards, gifts and bonuses from living your life in a manner congruent with your sense of self?
Every time you act in a way aligned with your values and beliefs, you gain satisfaction points. Every time you behave or act in line with the things that give you meaning, your account is topped up with a sense of purpose and fulfilment. Every time you do something that makes you happy, you get a bonus injection of joy. Every moment of enhanced self awareness gets you a small gift of learning.
Be loyal to yourself.
No card required.
No account needed.
No password to remember.
Meaningful, priceless, lasting gifts.
Singing someone else’s song is fun… but it’s not your song.
In life, when you stand up to the microphone…
Sing your own song.
Find your own words.
Hum your own tune.
Strum your own beat.
Make your own rhythm.
Voice your own story.
Connect with the hearts, minds and emotions of others through your own lyrics.
Don’t sing a karaoke version of someone else’s life.
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.
If someone took the time to notice you, to see you, to want to read the dust jacket of your story, what would they see, hear, feel and read?
If you could be who you are and say what you feel, what would people experience? What would that experience be like for you?
Do you know?