I was recently asked, “What are the benefits of intuition training in business?”. I answered,”inspired contribution“, and in that moment, I wondered exactly what I meant.
I see life like a puzzle and each of us a colourful piece that is uniquely ours to contribute to every place we arrive. It is our contribution and it is inspired. Its colours and context are fully revealed when we are being authentically who we are, sharing honestly what is within us, in order that those with whom we engage can connect and collaborate with us. Through our courage to contribute what is true inside of us, we can make accurate connections, bring things into their proper alignment, and paint the full picture.
Wouldn’t that be good for business? Wouldn’t that be good for everything?
We can’t complete the puzzle by being the same piece, and we certainly can’t get the whole picture unless we are all willing to show up in our full size, shape and colour. Authenticity is imperative in this game.
We just need to remember that we are not individually the puzzle, but we are certainly valued pieces. Doesn’t that take the pressure off having to be the whole answer anyway? If we all promised to be our piece, then wouldn’t we build an amazing vision together?
Inspired contribution is collaborative. It is like opening a door so that others can show you why it was so important for you to open the door.
It isn’t about imposing our intuitive visions and inspired ideas in order to create a world of followers hanging on our every insight. Rather, it is about the courage to contribute our insights without attachment knowing there is more to the need to do so than meets our own eyes – humbled to our own lack of understanding, yet blessed by the miracles that grow out of the courage to have done so.
Before we ever offer the authentic insights we are carrying, we assess the freedom to do so. We take into account who we are speaking to and what we have to lose. We make our calculations, evaluate the repercussions and then decide … best not.
Why be a stack of puzzle pieces when you can admire the whole picture? If we spend too much time trying to fit to the mold that’s before us, and too little time being what is within us, then we risk mastering an identity that is provided for us rather than that which authentically ‘is’ us.
Inspired contribution is the ability to be the fullness of the puzzle piece you are in order to complete the picture that is intended for your life.