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#intensives: you're still ok. You're still beautiful. If your family sings that song back to you, fantastic!
But if you've spend the weekend with whispers (or shouts) ringing in your ears holding
the story that somehow the you that is most vital is
less than perfect because you have the temerity to ...
occupy space and time
to have needs to love hard to
eat and drink and sleep to
delight in people and food to
be treated with respect and dignity to
sing at the top of your lungs and hold the heart of your heart
in the palm of your hand
or wear it on your sleeve
you're still ok, as ok as you were
two weeks ago last Thursday when
eyes caught the light and your
best friend told you
how beautiful you were when your
hips swing with the lilt of your
voice when you open the doors to your
spirit at the chiming of the church bells in
Paris when you throw the
windows wide and
love your grandma so hard
even though she's not the person you'd have if you could
build her from scratch but
she IS your grandma and you
love her anyway but
if you've spent the weekend hearing that
you should love your sister more than your best friend
even though your friend is the one who
stood below the window, arms wide,
when you had to jump?
You're not too much.
Your love, your heart, your spirit, your soul,
and the hell-for-leather way you love your people:
it's not too much.
You are not, you cannot be too much.
You are perfect.
Perfectly, wholly, completely
One of us.
Are you impatient with slow-moving systems, dotting i's and crossing t's, when the world is on fire RIGHT NOW? You might be an #intensive. Incidental to another conversation a friend and colleague described a classic situation: a person impatient with the slow pace of change in an established organization. If that's you, read the book. You're Not Too Much, available on Amazon and through Ingram.
Does everyone else like to watch you speak up, take the fall, walk out on the skinny branches? You might be #intensive. Read the book!
New on LinkedIn: tortoise and hare: apples and oranges. What do intensives and expansives have to do with GM and Tesla's positions in the auto market?
Being tired is part of being intensive; we go like hell *and then we rest like the dead *. But if you're tired all the time, you're not letting yourself rest, which means you'll never get up to 100% GO. Tired is part of your cycle. REST, deep rest, is part of your cycle. #perfecti #intensiveGO #intensiveSTOP
Delighted to have sold all ten copies of You're Not Too Much that I brought to the conference last week. It's fabulous to have so much interest and such a warm welcome from my colleagues here on the Pacific coast! It's amazing what a boost it is to have people engage with the possibilities around antiracism work as well as organizational structure and leadership.
If you don't have a copy and want one, they're available at Amazon in print or kindle, or through your local bookseller in the Ingram catalog.
Why do people keep telling you you're too much? How do you be yourself without overwhelming the people around you?
What's an #intensive anyway? Get the book and find out how you can use all that awesome passion and fierce emotion to your advantage! Your intensiveness is a gift--if you treat it right. https://www.amazon.com/Youre-Not-Too-Much-Inte…/…/0997818107
Do you have this book? Have you read it? Please pop over to Amazon and give it a review! The more reviews it has, the better Amazon will treat it. https://www.amazon.com/Youre-Not-Too-Much-Inte…/…/B01I77T5KS
Basics: Do people tell you you're too much? They're wrong. You're awesome! And powerful. Sure, that sometimes scares people, but don't let that stop you! Read this book to find out why being an intensive is the best thing that could have happened to you and how to use all that power for good!