I enjoy the Easter break because it means having the time to meet people, have long, meandering conversations and do lots of reading.
One of the people I met this Easter break was Michael Lawrence, American artist and author of Tripping with Jim Morrison. In short, he’s a dude with a lot of life experience and tales to tell!
Michael asked me what I did for a living. That led to a discussion about how one of the most wonderful things in life is becoming who we really are at the same time as soaking up every chance to learn.
Michael commented that he’s always been open to new experiences, people and places but that he’s come to know that his deeper character is like his fingerprints, unchanged through his seventy-something years of life.
I love the idea of our character being like our fingerprints. There’s an acceptance in fully embracing and being who we are. I’ve found for myself that it takes self-insight as well as the willingness to let go of trying to be what we’re not.
I’m currently working on the final edit of my next book which is an eight week programme to help people discover who they really are and embed their strengths in their day-to-day lives.
The Strengths Workbook will be published in the UK in August and in the USA in November. More information coming soon!