How many times do we say “what if…” followed with fear or negative thought?
It seems easy to allow the thought to linger and deter the positive next steps.
Instead, what if we ask: What if it succeeds? What if it’s possible? What's the worst that can happen?
All it takes is reaching out for the next rung, the next “hard” thing on the monkey bars of life.
If I can do that, I can do this…if I can do this…I can do that…and so on and so forth.
It’s true that the monkey bar rung misses and soar arms (that are bound to come along) do hurt along the way.
However, they pale in comparison to the flying, soaring sensation! The moment we experience and open our eyes to what is actually possible in this world of opportunities! The joy that comes from seeing real lives improved in tangible ways and playing a part.
In our experience, it’s not that cliff jump (though it may feel that way at times/could be the rare exception). It’s the calculated movements that slowly and surely move the needle forward.
For fun - My workday Friday ended on a high! I had the chance to meet with the leader of an awesome organization preventing homelessness in the Lehigh Valley (PA), getting families back on their feet.
HIHR Team Members have volunteered and offered training, time and career development services for this organization over the last year or so. We love them and plan to collaborate even further.
The leader generally asked me…’’How did you hire this team? Each one I've met are the most positive and amazing people to work with!’’ (paraphrased, but something along these lines).
I couldn’t stop smiling from ear to ear, as I’m doing right now. 😊 These gems of human beings have much intrinsic motivation, high-integrity intentions, spur each other on, and are a force to be reckoned with!
The “Go Higher” motto applied to life is different for everyone that joins in and will EVOLVE throughout various life seasons. It can be applied to family life, health, leadership, finances, and the list goes on!
For real-life encouragement, a journey where more is possible, interacting with passionate people who know how to “Go Higher!” (as we love to say), feel free to join along with us. We enjoy inviting new people along in many various ways.
This is a big year for us. There are several more bright announcements to come. If this resonates with you, you are welcome to join along in the excitement and energy!
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I've learned there are two powerful and UNIQUE things about me that impact and propel my life. These are my communication style and my personal faith.
I believe in the concept of bringing your whole self to work. I desire every person we work with to have the joy and opportunity to do this.
This is living your life as fully YOU, whether at work or home.
No matter your background, personal preferences, faith beliefs, color, personality, gender, communication style, etc.....and every other thing that makes you, you; We all have unique gifts to bring to the table. We all will thrive and help others thrive when we live life in this way.... with kindness, honesty, understanding, support and love.
Recently I've had the opportunity to be a guest on podcasts with some incredible leaders I respect. We are talking about topics I absolutely love and care deeply about...and I can't help but bring the energy 1000%! This is me being authentic, free, engaged, etc.
About the Podcast:
This most recent podcast, Elevate I.T. Podcast, is with Christian and Lyneesha Johnson, amazing authors/business leaders/coaches/etc.
I have worked with Christian closely as one of the senior leaders for an important HIHR LLC client for almost 2 years now. I think we spur each other on with our passion and energy. It just works! He is a very dynamic and talented leader whom we can learn a lot from. He lives and leads with wisdom and a genuine love for people. When he speaks, people listen. I'm so happy to see Lyneesha and Christian continuing to share and make an impact!
This episode exists to support emerging leaders in attracting their DREAM Team! This is one of most important things we will ever do as leaders. I hope and pray it will be a blessing to those seeking to do this.
The last few years, I have really enjoyed letting my energy and faith fly high. I enjoyed creating a space where I believe others can do the same with their unique traits.
I know when we show our authentic selves and real beliefs it can be scary. We open ourselves up for more criticism, discrimination, misunderstanding, being lumped with groups we may not agree with just from assumptions/association...and the list goes on. However, I have found - it is absolutely worth it!
My hope is that for myself and those in our community and beyond, we grow in love and not hate...healing and not pain, peace and not war...grow in understanding and not assumptions. There is so much on my heart these days that I'm excited to share/connect with others about. There will be much more coming this year.
I know it's possible for a few people to make a big impact and improve many lives...even living as our authentic, imperfect selves. Here's to 2024!
For more awesome development content - follow along with my friends Christian and Lyneesha - I definitely will be!
Author: Erika Butler, CEO