I’m currently on a 2 week 9 city national tour presenting Intentionomics at Work and when I was in the refreshing winter warmth of Townsville on the Northern Queensland coast one of the comments that was made by a number of the audience members after my presentation was the power in the simple message that ‘People Get Your Truth’.
What encourages me most about the way Intentionomics is resonating with readers of the book and audience members at my presentations at conferences, is the recognition that individually we can all hold ourselves accountable for our truth.
One of the biggest issues facing the corporate world today is a lack of believability!
During my presentations, I often invite the audience to list the top 10 industries or professions that lack believability and even verge on the unethical.
Politicians headline this lack of believability followed closely by used car salespeople, real estate, telemarketing, lawyers, banking, insurance and financial planning, telecommunications, new car sales, and completing our list of top 10 is the power and utilities industry (electricity and gas).
OK, so it’s not a scientific research study, but what’s really interesting, quite often the conference members offer their own industry as one of the top ten.
To add to this discussion on the lack of believability and the importance of the platform principle of Intentionomics that ‘People Get Your Truth’, I also ask audience members to write down the top-of-mind names of as many business owners/founders/CEOs that they can think of that they believe are inspirational aspirational leaders (that is people they respect, believe in and would aspire to either follow or lead by the same type of example).
Very few audience members can think of more than 3 current leaders.
While again, this is not a scientific research study, and there may be other reasons behind the results, however, I am convinced that despite all of the work being done in leadership over the past thirty years, there’s obviously still a long way to go.
My point of this post is to get you thinking about your truth.
When I had my ‘Eureka’ moment with Aristotle’s quote of “Our actions and our behaviours are our morals shown in conduct” and made the immediate decision to step up into at least giving it my best shot to be a more inspirational and aspirational father, husband, friend, colleague, and thought leader, I knew that it was an audacious goal and that there would be times when I would unintentionally not live up to my goal.
However, if you were to ask those who do know me, and if you know me, you would readily get that my truth is that I am personally pursuing the goal to live by the Intentionomics Blueprint of 9 inescapable truths.
What about you?
The world needs more leaders – and leadership starts with self leadership.
Over time your intentions, your actions and your results will either promote you or expose you.
My challenge to you, as it is to me, is to give the Intentionomics Blueprint of 9 inescapable truths for a prosperous life a real and committed chance to help you discover what you need to discover and take intentional action on, to live an even more happy, flourishing and prosperous life.
And in so doing, you will be individually breaking down the lack of believability, at least in your immediate sphere of influence, and stepping up to become a much needed inspirational aspirational leader.
I look forward to hearing about your experiences with the 9 inescapable truths for a prosperous life.