2.5 Weeks and we will be back to #NorthAmerica and the great #whitenorth. Reflecting and Living, earthing, growing, recharging our souls and learning more about Jobs business ideals.
We have done a lot of work over the past 10 months from parenting, to performing, teaching, training, networking, building, and developing our brands. The sacrifice has been huge, yet it all has been fun work and very rewarding as well.
The other day I was sitting online streaming and I was watching the Charlie Rose Show with interview Jony Ive, the design master at Apple who is also known as Steve Jobs’ closest working partner next to Steve Wazniak and Joanna Hoffman.
As I watched the interview, I discovered a leadership insight that I’d never heard before…
Jony Ive shared a story that hit me about Steve Jobs and his harsh interaction with a worker. This one day he was so upset with Jobs for being too ferocious and demanding with an Apple employee who failed to deliver at his best when he needed it the most.
Jobs listened to the reasoning. Paused. Then replied to Ive without holding back, candidly mocking him for being so vain that he cared more about being liked than producing beautiful work that helps people’s lives.
A profound insight, yes?
I guess what I’m suggesting is while Steve was clearly intelligent, focused and relentless, his greatest talent just might have been his acute comfort in his own skin. Looking closely his rare capacity to stand in his own light, power and authenticity even though it was Aggressive was passionate, and commanding yet ever fearful of failure.
He had the internal strength, sense of self and passionate authenticity to speak his truth and be himself, at all costs. He pissed off a lot of people in his time.
His vision, the product and the service they built mattered more to him than being patted on the back by others. Fitting in was not the magic he was looking for.
In our world, we needs more heroes. More humans being real, delivering on their dreams, creating amazing things, running their own races and making lives better for others along he way. We need less fakers, pleasers and masqueraders – in both business and society. I really believe this. We need more doers, togetherness, caring, nurturing nature, family, and friends.
The key to working + living like this? Work on your interior life, your personal self-worth. Invest in your abilities. Get to know your real visions, your God-given gifts, form them, mold them and know your wants and needs. Access your true power and abilities, harness it and deliver time and time again. Become fully human.
Jobs spent years working on himself before he became an icon in the world. he has left a legacy, he has created a culture that has shaped the world when he was told it saw not possible. Do this and everything in your outer life follows automatically because your exterior world is just a reflection of who you are inside.
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