By-Pass the System
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Muriel Strode
When you look back at your life, will you be able to say that you lived in your groove, working and loving to the fullest degree possible?
Those who lead great lives have learned to bypass the system. That is, they are not afraid to go outside of whatever system they are in to effect change for the good of all. They have one foot in, and one foot out, living inside and outside of the box.
Look at politics, and you will see that Barak Obama worked the system but also worked outside of it to win the election. He could bring a new visionary approach to campaigning while also playing the game. He painted inside AND outside of the political lines.
One of my most successful clients is seeing the results that comes from bypassing the system. When he first started coaching with me, he was trying too hard to fit into the corporate culture where he worked.
But in a brief time, we got him on track by looking at what mattered to him and the ways in which his corporation did not support his most profound values—such as high integrity when doing sales. In a few months, he decided to walk his talk and be completely honest with clients, not compromising any of his convictions.
Guess what? His income nearly doubled from 180K to 350K in one year. He still enjoys playing the game, but he has fought for changes in the rules. And he is now seen as a leader and a winner…not a whiner. It’s all about bypassing the status quo, going beyond the rules of the system.
If you want to live your groove more fully,
take these steps to BYPASS THE SYSTEM:
- Get clear about what you value and what your truth is.
- Compare your beliefs with those of the system in which you are working.
- Evaluate how you currently show up in YOUR way within the system. How can you be even truer to yourself?
- Start taking steps to live your truth and bypass the rules of the game, whenever it’s necessary, so you are bringing your great values and leadership to what you do.
If your organization will not tolerate your way of doing things, it is time to think about how you might bypass that system for good by creating your own business or finding a position with another company in greater harmony with your values.
Email me with the results. Are you creating your greater future today? How is greatness working in your life? What are you doing to make your future rock?