I started today's post forcing an idea that really wasn't there. No need to dwell on it. The bottom line is that there really wasn't a lot of truth in what I was writing about. There really wasn't something I could share that would serve any of you that might be reading this. I won't take up your time with that.
This new approach to writing - Nonprofit Now! Today - has been a wonderful and often challenging exercise for me. I'm seeing what I can come up with ON DEMAND in 15 minutes. Harkening back to what I learned from Neil Gaiman over my weekend listening is that the best thing I can do is write something that is truly me. In other words, I could spend the 15 minutes reframing someone else's stuff but you're never going to get much of me - my thinking and most of all, my offer of service.
So today, my only little tip is Don't force something that's not there. Those who read or listen to you will know it's not your truth. And more importantly, You'll Know It's Not Your Truth. Why do that?
The best we can always offer is our authentic selves and whatever is really coming up. Anything less doesn't honor those we're sharing with and those we want to serve.