If there is any sacred cow related to being on video, it’s “be yourself”. That’s exactly why it deserves a little more scrutiny. 

After all, it’s the very foundation of your visible authority.

You might think of this short video as a vaccine with strong protection from all the seemingly weird events thrown at us on a daily basis. 

Fortunately it has no side effects other than happiness. Plus it makes you highly contagious, spreading light and life wherever you go.

It also gives you a timeless authority and unshakeable confidence. All worth having, in my book.

Of course, like all vaccines, it may sting a little on contact.

Maybe I’m getting apocalyptic in my old age, but to make the point as stark as possible, this video has no graphics, no text, no b-roll, no jokes, no animations. Just a simple message from my heart to yours…

Next time I’ll bring the lollipop. 🙂

    7 replies to "Strolling Along the 3rd Rail of “Be Yourself”"

    • Jeremy Latham

      The force is strong Steve…
      The ability to let the anger within be acknowledged and its energy redirected into positivity is a difficult skill to learn. It reminds me of an old movie called The Tingler. A psychiatrist believed that within our spinal columns there exists a thing like a malevolent lobster. At moments of great stress and anger, it becomes active, and fatally snaps the spine of its host. He of course devises an experiment to demonstrate it, and the beast escapes, attacking all in its path. Make friends with your Tingler!

      • Steven Washer

        His movie sounds like an object lesson in what NOT to do! Making friends is certainly one way to go.

        Another possibility would be to observe the part of you that created the lobster. Under that kind of scrutiny, the beast tends to shrivel away, as it was never more than a thought to begin with. However, listening to it, it becomes fuel for a “thought fire” and how many times do those end well?

    • Tom Hailey

      Deep. Timely. Important. True.
      Thank you.
      -Tom Hailey

    • Jay Creighton

      Thank you, Steve, for this thoughtful reminder that we hold all the wisdom we need within ourselves. We receive so many messages from outside of ourselves that, at times, our own inner voice joins the chorus of those outside messengers telling us that we must seek “the TRUTH” (whatever that means) from some other place—any other place—except the sacred place within ourselves. Your video reminds us to look within and find our core. And, once it’s found, we can weather the storms around us with mindfulness and patience. When we emerge on the other side, we will have all we need not only to survive, but to thrive in both our personal and professional lives. Thanks again.

      • Steven Washer

        Yes, and when your own inner voice joins the noisy chorus, that should be a “tell”. These voices can run and they can hide, but the hiding place is out in the open. All you have to do is see it.

        I know. Like that’s easy. 🙂

    • Mia Sherwood Landau

      What a wonderful presentation this week, Steven, in this freedom season. Really beautiful!

    • Don Simpson

      The funny thing is I enjoy watching and listening to your videos whatever the content and I guess that’s the skill of it. There’s an ease to your presentations; we all see it. I really hope this is learnable but even just watching I suspect some of it will rub off. Great job Steven. Thanks you.

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