I've been figuring out how to make those three words true for the past several years. There's been lots of shifting, and while that's been going on, I've been vague and quiet about the best ways I can serve you. (And if any of you are entrepreneurial, and are trying to figure this out for yourself, the "magic formula" can be found at the intersection between your delight/expertise and the world's need/void.)
There is a lot of treasure to be found at that intersection. Here's what I discovered there which, interestingly, is also what I have to "offer":
The question "How are you?" is PROFOUND.
But it has been watered-down to a synonym for "Hello."
Forced or fake auto-responses of obligated okay-ness are expected.
(And if you are going through something tragic, it really doesn't matter! Every social encounter OPENS with this well-established Ritual of Insincerity.)
The question "How are you?" prompts an answer that begins with "I AM _____________."
This means many times each day, you are invited to SPEAK THE MOST POWERFUL STATEMENT that can be spoken of yourself.
And the socially-expected thing to do, is be QUICK + SLICK with your answer.
For a change... TAKE YOUR TIME, and tell your truth. ✍🏾