Attending a meeting recently, one of the other attendees remarked to me, “I notice that all your emails, texts, and comments, both written and spoken end with, ‘Keep being awesome.’ Why do you say that to people when you don’t know if they are being awesome or not?”
“What a great question!” I thought to myself. Answering, I asked if he really wanted to know why I did that and would he listen to the entire answer. Affirming that he would, I began my explanation that I believe what is in The Bible and that in the first chapter of the first book of The Bible it says, “Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth,'” (Genesis 1:26). “So, God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them,” (Genesis 1:27).
Now, whether you believe in God or not is not my point, although I hope you do. My point is that logic tells us that if the Creator of all things made you in His image, you must have some pretty good stuff inside of you. Now note, He did not make you as a replica or a clone, albeit we do have gifts and talents that make us pretty darn awesome.
He made you and me in his image, so you and I don’t have all the same attributes of God, much like you and I don’t have all the same attributes of our birth parents, while demonstrating some of their physical and mental attributes. The challenge each person has is to identify those gifts and talents and use them for the purposes for which they were given.
So, you see, when I exhort you to keep being awesome, I am encouraging you to keep being the way you started.
KEEP BEING AWESOME is the title of my new keynote and/or breakout session for small groups, churches, church groups, business organizations, and business networks of all types. I would love to speak with you for the opportunity to speak into your organization with the principles to Keep Being Awesome. Contact me via LinkedIn or my website.
Brian Kennedy is an encourager who shepherds small business owners and entrepreneurs along the path of business success to preeminence by embracing time tested principles and executing the associated fundamentals daily.