I love the old proverb, “A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.”
Our names are important. They trigger memories, garner respect, and sometimes, sadly, bring shame.
For nearly four years I have been blogging under another name, i2ileadership.org. Today I am making the switch. After being encouraged by many friends and readers, I am going to begin generating content under my real name.
When others think about my name, my hope is it will bring to mind several traits that serve as my target. Truthfully, I am a bit uncomfortable switching to randygravitt.com. It feels a little crazy. Those who know me will tell you I am anything but a .com guy. It is certainly with hesitation, but also excitement, that I make this transition.
My desire is that the new site will expand my opportunities to serve leaders. If I had a nickel for every time I have clarified i2i, it’s meaning, it’s spelling (“Is that e-y-e or the letter i with a t-o, t-w-o, or the number 2?”) etc … You get the picture. It would be raining nickels. Cha-ching!
When you think about your own name, or better yet, when others think about your name, what comes to mind? Would they describe you as — Family focused or self-absorbed? High energy or lazy? Excellent or mediocre? Positive or negative? Authentic or fake? Generous or greedy? Fully engaged or going through the motions? … The test questions are endless.
I’m assuming, like me, you desire to be family focused, high energy, excellent, positive, authentic, generous, and fully engaged. Those traits are indicators of a life of wholeness, a concept that is rooted in the arithmetic word, integer. Rewind the tape to fourth grade math and you will remember that an integer is a “whole” number. Integer is also the root for our English word, integrity. So integrity is literally, “Wholeness.”
The goal of randygravitt.com is to establish a platform to encourage leaders to live fully engaged lives — lives of integrity. Leaders who live fully integrated lives are positioned to steward and maximize their influence.
Moving forward, I look forward to the leadership conversation and to serving as a catalyst for you and your team.
Feel free to contact me as needed at firstname.lastname@example.org and please help me spread the word on the new site.
I challenge you to intentionally impact someone in a positive way today!
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Randy is an author, speaker, executive coach, and the CEO of InteGREAT Leadership. He invests his time encouraging leaders around the world.