It’s Mardi Gras season in many parts of the world. Like Halloween, this raucous celebration allows people to wear a mask and either hide, or reveal, their true selves.
Let the good times roll!
When I was a college student living in Austria, I got to experience Mardi Gras firsthand. Some friends and I decided to hop on a train to nearby Munich. We left in the morning, did some sightseeing, and stopped off for lunch.
After lunch, we noticed that the party had already started. Scores of men in business suits were shedding their professional demeanors as bankers, lawyers, and accountants and began singing and dancing in the streets; the effects of way too much beer! Many were wearing masks and silly hats and doing things that they probably wouldn’t do if their bosses (or wives!) were around.
My friends and I decided to get out of there before things got too out of hand. Is this what corporate life does to you, we wondered? Little did I know that I would graduate, get a job in the international department at bank on Wall Street, and wear that corporate mask as well. Yes, it was enough to make you want to drink!
Maybe you’ve tried a few jobs or careers that either didn’t work out or just didn’t fit. Maybe you’ve got a business that isn’t growing the way you had hoped. I’d like you to take a step back for a moment and ask yourself: Are you being authentic? Are you showing people the real you or are you wearing a mask?
I’ve worked with many people who are either hiding, holding back, or both. They’re afraid of what other people will think and they’re afraid of failing. If this sounds familiar, I’d like to ask you a question:
What would your life be like if you decided to really go for it? What would it be like if you took off the mask and discovered your Divine Rhythm and Unique Mission? If you’d like to find out, I’ve got a few slots open for private coaching. You can schedule a complimentary strategy session here.
Dori Staehle, MBA is the owner and Chief Encouragement Officer at Rock the Next Stage in the Raleigh, NC area. She helps creative types and speakers get unstuck, take their talent or their business onto the next stage, and rock their brand from the inside out. Dori is also a speaker, drum therapist, and author of the forthcoming book, Finding Your Divine Rhythm.
To contact Dori for speaking engagements, drum therapy, drumming events, or private coaching, contact her here.