I’ve got some wrinkles…so what?!

One of my very favorite books is “The Go-Giver” by Bob Burg and John David Mann. This bestseller is a parable about a guy named Joe~a real Go-Getter who struggles to achieve his goals.  Joe is mentored by Pindar*~ a wise, generous man with substantial influence and success. Pindar attempts to teach Joe The 5 Laws of Stratospheric Success, the 4th of which is The Law of Authenticity.  This law says “the most valuable gift you have to offer is yourself”.

I really like this law because it kind of takes the pressure off.  I don’t need to pretend! “Pretend what?” you might ask.
Pretend that I actually know how to write a great blog post.
Pretend that I don’t ever have a bad day.
Pretend that I can help absolutely everyone with my coaching.
Pretend that I don’t ever worry about stuff.
That would be a LOT of pretending and it would definitely restrict me in what I want to share.

So as we get to know each other, I look forward to sharing our authentic selves. I hope you can handle flaws, cause I’ve got many. (ie. I cropped the picture of my eye so you couldn’t see all the wrinkles next to my nose.) **
But in addition to my short-comings, I’ve got a passion for helping people improve every aspect of their lives with a subtle shift in their thinking.

I hope you find something of value in my words and I look forward to hearing yours~

*Pindar is an awesome coach, mentor and person.  When I facilitate a Mastermind group on this book, I secretly hope the participants will start to call me Lindar…Linda Ryan…Linda R…Lindar…get it?

**Since publishing, I decided to remove the eye picture. Someone whose opinion I value told me it was a little eery and I try to take the advice of those I value.



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6 responses to “I’ve got some wrinkles…so what?!

  1. Also no need to pretend any of that because you ARE REALLY GOOD at what you do. I’ve personally benefited by and from your wisdom and now, through your blog posts, I will continue to do so. Thank you for sharing your … true, authentic self. – Bob

  2. Linda! What an amazing blog post! I love it! Go figure… it’s coming from you, so of course it’s going to be amazing. Thanks so much for sharing your true authentic and best self with us!

  3. Mary Silva

    Thanks, Lindar (aka MOM!!). Thanks for being the amazing coach that you are…. Thanks for helping me to grow as I share my authentic self with you! xo MP

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