3 minutes ago
Integrity is really just showing up!
I'm going to share a little story with all of you that my dear friend Steve reminded me of tonight. A few years ago I shot with a wonderful photographer named Maurice. The guy has shot for magazines such as Italian Vogue. He's a legend! There he was shooting me on the beach in Del Mar five years ago and all I was doing was complaining. I didn't feel well that day and I was determined to let him know.
Maurice said something that I've never forgotten. He said "Do you know what the definition of a professional is"? "It's showing up when you don't feel like it"! Tonight, my friend Steve shows up for a planned Facebook live video shoot. Steve is a celebrity chef in LA that I've known for a few years. I could tell immediately he wasn't feeling well. I could literally FEEL the heat coming off his body yet he said he felt "cold". I new he was having a herxmire reaction from a heavy Detox he was going through. My heart went out to him.
I asked him why he didn't call and cancel. His reply was "because I told you I would be here". This my friends is Honor! This is integrity! This is "showing up when we don't feel like it"! In EVERY section of your life you will be faced with not wanting to show up!
Not wanting to show up at your in laws house
Not wanting to show up to parent teacher night
Not wanting to show up at home when your wife is pissed off!
Not wanting to give someone clarity about a situation they need to know about.
Not wanting to show up to pick your child up when they've gotten in trouble at school.
Not wanting to show up at your long term boyfriends to tell him "yea, while you were MIA, I moved on". Here is my advice! Advice that will carry you through a lifetime. SHOW UP ANYWAY! JUST SHOW UP! Showing up for people earns their respect! It shows you honor the relationship whether business or personal.
Thank you Maurice for teaching me the lesson! I'm a woman of integrity and I "show up" in my life! For the people I love & for strangers on the street!
Thank you @pureenergychef for reminding me that great people are everywhere! People who still show up. Even when they are experiencing trials💗!!! #integrity