That is to say, not like a snob. Be kind to everyone you encounter.
Let me first tell you a bit about Micah.
Micah was a dear friend that passed away in 2004, and he was one of the most genuine people I’ve ever encountered. He was an extremely talented musician and songwriter, but more importantly he was probably the ultimate friend.
You see — I had people that I was closer to than Micah, but none capable of being such a great friend to so many different people.
Let me quickly share two of my most vivid memories of Micah, and then I’ll get straight to the point.
1.) I recall his youth-minister describing Micah as “Authentically Micah.”
Can you imagine a better way to be remembered? In a time where so many of us are scared to be who we really are, Micah was always himself. And more importantly that never changed, no matter who he encountered.
2.) Micah was so capable of bringing so many different circles (cliques if you will) together. Everyone smiled, all having fun with each other in his presence and at his concerts (including the impromptu ones sitting on a tractor tire next to a bonfire.)
There’s the cool circle. There’s the social media circle. There’s the Brazen circle. How many people though, can successfully interweave all these circles? How many people don’t need any of these circles to define who they are? How many people can build relationships equally valuable with people from each circle?
Micah was friends with the jocks, the loners, the stoners, the thespians, and the nerds. In fact, when Micah was around most of these lines blurred completely.
I have been absolutely flattered and taken aback by some of the people that have reached out for my free consulting offer. There are a couple that I genuinely look up to, and am positive they have way more to offer me than any knowledge I could ever provide them.
But those of you out there in the crowd that are a little timid, whether you’re a jock, a novice, a work at home mom, or a college student, please come forward if you want help.
I get a whole lot of e-mail, and again, I’m so grateful that people think I have something to share that could benefit their blog, their business, their life. I try to answer every single one, but if I miss yours please don’t think I have done so intentionally. Send Another.
But I also want to connect with you.
I think what I’m trying to say is that everyday I aspire to be a little bit more like Micah in building relationships. I think we all should, because if we do, we can change this world. Micah changed it everyday.
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