That meeting on your calendar, the one scheduled for tomorrow. What if it were the final interview for a job you care about?
Would you show up on time?
Where would you sit?
What sort of questions would you ask?
What would you wear?
Would you reschedule it at the last minute?
Why is it okay to act any less professionally than that for a meeting with a co-worker, a salesperson or an entrepreneur looking for funding?
It’s entirely possible that we can honor a reflexive property. When we are contributing we can show up with the same enthusiasm we use when we’re asking for something.