Be There or Be Square” is a saying that has largely fallen out of use, but it’s one that I believe still holds a lot of truth. And it needs to come back into our lexicon.
Essentially, it means that if you have the opportunity to be somewhere, especially if that somewhere is where interesting and successful people are going to be, you should do everything in your power to be there.
Why is showing up so important?
Well, for one thing, it allows you to take advantage of opportunities that might not come your way again. If you’re not present, you’ll never know what could have been. You might miss out on a valuable conversation, a chance to network, or even a job offer.
But it’s not just about the tangible benefits that can come from being in the right place at the right time. It’s also about the mindset that comes with consistently showing up.
When you make an effort to be present, you’re signaling to yourself and others that you’re serious about what you’re doing.
It shows that you’re willing to put in the time and effort to make things happen, and that you have the discipline to follow through on your commitments.
In today’s world, it’s easy to get caught up in the idea that everything can be done online, or that virtual connections are just as good as in-person ones.
But the truth is that there’s still something special about being in the same physical space as someone else.
It allows for a deeper level of connection and understanding, and it’s a crucial part of building meaningful relationships.
So, if you have the opportunity to show up and be present, do it.
Be There. Don’t Be Square.
Make the effort to be there, and see what doors it might open for you. The results might just surprise you.
And by the way, I’m not just talking about our Gathering. This advice applies to everything.