- 17th February 2013
- Posted by: Rosalind Howard
- Category: NL Week
Please meet one of the most positive leaders I have ever met…Alan Maloney, Director, Sales Development of Ford Retail:
I probably have around 192 months – 5,840 days – 140,160 hours – left on this planet.
How will I use them?
I left school over 30 years ago and until recently, at a sub-conscious level, I thought that I had not quite achieved all of my career aspirations, I felt there was something missing in my life, and I knew that someone was holding me back.
And then an amazing thing happened. I discovered, took on board and started living with a totally new perspective – that being myself, just as I am, is all I need to be.
I met my true self.
In the space of a two day Naked Leader workshop I was shown a door that I didn’t realise existed, I unlocked it and swung it wide open. Standing there, on the other side, was the me that I had always wanted to be.
And in that moment I realised that the only person stopping me, was me!
I walked through, and in that single moment in time, I changed from a human doing, to a human being, I stopped worrying, and started living, and above all, I returned to being myself.
My dad and my granddad both died when they were 72. If I live to the same age, I’ve got about 16 years (192 months) left on this planet. I am now a man with absolute clarity and a real sense of purpose. I am enjoying being the best that I have always been.
And that door is right in front of you, right now, as you read this. Will you choose to walk through, and when?
Because no matter what anyone else has ever told you, or will ever tell you, you are you, and that is all you ever need to be.
With my love, best wishes and massive thanks to you Alan, and to you all for helping me reach 500!