On Sharing

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On Sharing. (Or the lack thereof…)

 

I never wanted to be one of “those people.” You know the ones that pedal their wares like a bouquet of smelling salts under your nose, in hopes you’d come to your senses and buy what they’re selling.

You know, “those people” who you sort of dread bumping into whether in person or on Facebook?

“Those People” who have the nerve to SHARE what they’re passionate about or the things that have helped to positively impact their own lives. Wanting others to “Read All About It” so they too could experience a possible enhancement of life, only all I ever heard was “EXTRA! EXTRA!”  megaphone blaring like a paperboy from the 1900s, whatever the heck they were sharing.  No, it never occurred to me that I too could be considered one of “those people.” The ones who would stick their fingers in their ears saying “la la la, I can’t hear you.” Tuning out anything that caused me to roll my eyes in utter annoyance. Not open to receiving the information that was simply being put out there for me whether I chose to accept it or not. I imagine I could have been perceived as “one of those people” who silently judged others because I didn’t have the confidence or audacity to simply take a stand for what I believed in and let the seeds fall where they may. I didn’t realize just how stingy I was and quite selfish really when I break it all down. Robbing someone of the opportunity to benefit from the things I found great value in if they felt so inclined to lean into the realm of curiosity while I went out on that limb.

Yep. I became one of “those people” because I never wanted to be “one of those people.” And now in light of my God-given word for the year, SHARE, I’m officially announcing that I am finally willing to be “one of those” people. The ones who move out of their own way to offer others the gift of the same life-changing benefits, and surrender the rest.

I’m curious…Are you “One of those people?” If so which ones? My hunch is at times we’ve all been both. What are you robbing the world of in your hoarding of ideas, thoughts, or simply the beauty of you and your unique essence and offerings? And what could you be robbing yourself of by not being open to new possibilities?

Play your guitar. Make your art. Pedal your wares.

I dare you. To be One of “those people.”

~Audra Erwin

The “High on Life” Coach

PS~ The truth is, most of the time, we secretly admire it. Sometimes it’s just hard to be with the reality that some people manage to get out of their own way when we keep bumping into ourselves.

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Audra Erwin High on  Life Coach