Letting others in is creative. We are transparent, to varying degrees, with clients, reports, patients and colleagues. This act enables sales, relationships, knowledge and efficiency.
Like any creative act, transparency is risky. Will we scare them off? What do we say next? How much more of the story will we have left to tell?
But work is not storytelling – or if it is, it’s the type of storytelling that looks like a daily journey to the bottom of the well. Draw up everything you have, and put it all to use.
When you turn off your screens tonight they will go opaque. You’ll get your rest and possibly dream – more opacity. You’ll wake up and clear your head with a shower and maybe some exercise, put on your work clothes and push through the double glass doors at the office. You’ll start your hours of opening up.