I am no longer the domineering Alpha male presence that I used to be. I now sincerely enjoy doing things for others. The pleasure comes from simply bringing others joy. Interestingly, I have noticed that good things have started to come to me, when I expect them. People seem to be happier in my presence.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m still in charge at work, but find that I am much more at peace when empowering and enabling them. People who look up to me are more relaxed and they actually seem to gain more insights with me now. I listen better and do not foist my perspectives upon them, but rather encourage them. I find value in asking them thoughtful, purposeful questions, and in helping them to embrace their own insights.
Money is less important to me than before. Living life and just being on the journey is far more fulfilling than being obsessed with money.
And, you know what? Being consistent with these new changes is much easier than I thought they would be. Things that were incredibly difficult before are now just a part of who I am.
The gift of learning how to live in the moment is just so precious.