Who's getting the best of you?
29.06.10 | Posted in General
I wrote this blog some time ago for SmartCompany and just came across it again. Given that I’m feeling tired and not totally myself at the moment, I found it interesting to read it again and hope you do too!
Over the weekend I was working away and my husband had the TV on in the background. The lyrics of one of the bands caught my attention. The lead singer was singing, in a very throaty voice, “Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you?” I raised my head and thought about that for a second. I wonder who’s getting the best of me?
Is it my people? I’d like to think they mostly get the best of me, but there are moments when I’m not being the best leader I could be, or not bringing their best out in them.
Is it the members of the Business Chicks community and my customers? I certainly put a lot of effort into being the best I can be with them, and nine times out of ten I deliver on this.
Is it with my family? They certainly don’t get the best of me. I give them a little bit of time every week, but they don’t get the best of me.
Is it my husband? My daughter? I really do put a lot of effort into ensuring they get the best of me.
We all know that it’s not possible to always be our absolute best. What I’m interested in though is where we choose to be our best. If your people are the most important thing, then you’re going to be ‘on’ at all times – 100% present, committed, interested….If customers are the most important thing for you, then your best side will be revealed to them.
Ask yourself the same question. Who’s getting the best of you right now? Who could be getting better? If you’re not being your best in your business, then find people who are going to be.