Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place.
What does that even mean? This story might help…
I know a woman named Nikki. Her face dons an infectious smile. Her life is an adventure waiting to be explored. She will go out of her way to turn your frown upside down. There is always a joke to be told and a hug to give. You feel her positive presence when she’s in a room and your spirit can’t help but be uplifted.
Let’s be clear. Nikki isn’t that annoyingly perky woman in the movie Office Space who accuses Peter of having a case of the Mondays. But I’m not saying she never has a bad day or that life doesn’t get her down either. She’s a delightful balance of emotion. She is capable of seeing the good, finding the good. She chooses happy.
Wherever she stands, she is the soul of that place.
Does it make more sense now?
Being the soul of a place doesn’t mean you have to be extroverted and the center of attention. I believe it means your essence is felt by all. You can have an impact on a crowd of people and never speak to a single one. Your actions and reactions to situations project onto others.
Keep them positive.