Emphasis on Up

What’s everyone up to?

Pay attention to how you answer that question. Here’s what the answers could be when you neglect the “up.”

Ego says that they’re doing work that isn’t as good as yours.

Jealousy says that they’re being recognized for doing work that isn’t as good as yours. Their metrics are higher. It shouldn’t be that way.

And competition says that they’re beating you. They have more followers, subscribers, customers, sponsors. You’re losing. They’re winning.

What could the answers be when we put emphasis on “up”?

Community says that that they’re working for connection – you like this, I like this, let’s like this.

Collaboration says that they’re working with feedback and accountability. I like how you did it that way. I tried doing it this way, but it didn’t work out. Let’s keep showing up everyday to do the work that only we can do.

And care says that they’re working out of a love for the craft. It’s easier to do it when you enjoy doing it.

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