You are a role model – any time, anywhere!

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SUMMARY:

People are always looking up to others for guidance and benchmark. It happens all the time. Often it happens subconsciously.

 

It happens in the supermarket for instance, when you see a young mother dealing with a crying child in a way that makes you reflect on how you deal with difficult situations with your own kids. Or maybe while driving in the streets, and the person in the car in front of you stops at the zebra crossing and lets a pedestrian cross, reminding you that you don’t always behave as you wish you would.

 

We do this all the time. We are hardwired since our childhood to do that. This is how we learn – we copy.

 

The behavior that you show is picked up by others around you, and it serves them to either validate or disrupt their current beliefs.

 

You can inspire and uplift somebody, or you can destroy their faith in humanity forever. This is your choice. This is the power that you have. And it is your responsibility.

 

However, we rarely think of ourselves as role models. We can’t possibly believe that we can be of help to anybody else. We are struggling with our own lives; how could we possibly be an inspiration to others? This is why we play small, and this is why we then live average lives. But this is not serving and helping anyone. This is not helping you, and it’s not helping the world.

 

It doesn’t take much to bring the role model in you alive. All you need to do is to be yourself – to be an alive version of yourself, to be a productive version of yourself, to be a healthier version of yourself. Be the best you can be, and show others what’s possible, show the potential.

 

Do you find yourself struggling? Maybe you need a little push into the right direction. Maybe some inspiration, to make you believe that what you have to offer to this world is unique. Because, what you think and believe about yourself matters, and it makes all the difference. Or maybe you need some tools to make you more prolific, productive, and performing so that you get that self-confidence you need to make it all happen.

 

I’m here to help. I’d like to share my experience, knowledge, and insights to make you feel good about yourself, to raise your ambitions, and make that role model in you come alive so that you can succeed and inspire others.

 

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VIDEO TRANSCRIPT AND QUOTES:

Hi, everybody. This is Tasso, creator of RolemodelU. In this introduction, I want to show you what this is all about, and what you can expect here.

 

Let me ask you a question: What is a role model to you? Who do you think of when I say “role model”? Maybe a celebrity or somebody like Mother Theresa. Is your boss a role model for you? Or maybe your Mom or Dad? Are you thinking of somebody who is a good example to others, or somebody who lives a decent life, or somebody with integrity? There are so many traits to a role model.

 

Sometimes we love seeing people being bold and daring, and sometimes we like when they’re consistent and just being themselves. What we admire most in other people is what we would love to have for ourselves, or actually what we already have in ourselves. What we admire in other people is rarely that they’re rich and famous, but it is because they show us possibility and options, and another way of doing things.

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What do you think? Can you see yourself as a role model? Do you believe you can be a role model? Not sure?

 

I think you already are.

 

Let me illustrate this with a simple example. Picture yourself as a pedestrian walking down the street, you come to a junction and there’s the red light. What do you do? There’s nobody around. What do you do? Chances are, you’re going to ignore the red light and just cross to the other side, and the chances are higher if you are in a hurry.

 

Now, same situation – you come to the junction, lights are still red, but next to you, or maybe on the other side, opposite of you, there’s a young child. What do you do now? I believe you will wait, and you will wait irrespective of whether you have a lot to do, or whether you’re in a big hurry.

 

We have encountered this in our lives hundreds of times. All of you will have been there in this situation. And I want you to remember how it felt. I want you to remember what feeling this awareness of being a role model in that moment gave you. What that gracious feeling was and the power and the influence you had. That’s why I’m saying that you have it in you, that it’s already there. It just might be buried under all this daily stress and the busyness.

 

In the example that I gave you, there is somebody visible to you to whom you actually could decide to be a good example to. But it goes far, far beyond that. What if I told you that you are a role model any time, everywhere? Let me say this one more time, because it is fundamentally important – you are a role model, any time, everywhere.

 

I’m going to use the same example with the streets and the lights to illustrate this for you. Let me show you what I mean. You come to the street, and there is somebody standing there, another person. By simply them role modeling the right behavior and showing you what’s the right thing to do, you already have a barrier. There is a barrier established, and you will struggle with yourself whether you should go to the other side or not. This person might not even have noticed you, they don’t know that you’re there. But still, they had this influence on you.

 

Let me give you another example, a real life, more recent example. When I left my previous job, people came up to me and said that they were sad I was leaving. I wondered and I asked them why would they say that? One of them for instance said, “Tasso, you were always happy and smiling, and you were so energetic. You lightened up the whole office environment”. And another one came to me and said, “Tasso, I really was impressed how you handled meetings, how you tackled things, and I decided to take a project management course, and I now want to build on my career based on that”. I was blown away. I never even could have imagined that I had an impact on other people’s lives like that.

 

This is why I’m telling you that you are a role model anytime, everywhere.

 

We rarely think of ourselves as role models. We can’t possibly believe that we can be of help to anybody else. We are struggling with our own lives. How could we possibly be an inspiration to others? This is why we play small, and this is why we then live average lives. But this is not serving and helping anyone. This is not helping you, and it’s not helping the world.

 

People are always looking up to others. People are always looking up to others for guidance and benchmark. It happens all the time, it happens subconsciously.

 

It happens in the supermarket for instance, when you see a young mother dealing with a crying child in a very nice way and you’re thinking yourself, “Maybe I should be doing this same thing at home with my kids”. Or maybe you’re sitting in the car and you’re driving on the street, and the person in front of you stops at the zebra crossing and lets a pedestrian cross. And then you say, “I don’t know if I would have stopped in this situation”.

 

We do this all the time. We are hardwired since our childhood to do that. This is how we learn – we copy. The behavior that you show is picked up by others around you, and it serves them to either validate or disrupt their current beliefs.

 

Behaviour is picked up by others

 

You can inspire and uplift somebody, or you can destroy their faith in humanity forever. This is your choice. This is the power that you have. And it is your responsibility.

 

You can inspire and uplift or destroy

 

You might say, “But Tasso, I don’t know what’s good for people. What should I role model?” That’s the good part of it. You don’t need to know what’s good for people, that’s not your job. Don’t bother with that. Don’t stress with that.

 

All you need to do is to be yourself – to be an alive version of yourself, to be a productive version of yourself, to be a healthier version of yourself. Be the best you can be, and show others what’s possible, show the potential. An athlete who gets all the amazing achievements doesn’t expect others to follow his lead, and do the same things. But they show what’s possible. The person in the example that I showed you before with the red light – he didn’t even notice you, he doesn’t know you’re there, he simply shows what the right thing is to do.

 

Now, let me ask you again. Do you think you’re a role model?

 

Damn right you are!

 

So…what’s missing? What do you need, to make this role model in you come alive? Maybe you need a little push into the right direction. Maybe a little brain massaging and inspiration, to make you believe that what you have to offer to this world is unique. Because, what you think and believe about yourself matters, and it makes all the difference. Or maybe you need a couple of tools to make you more prolific, productive, and performing so that you get that self-confidence you need to make it all happen.

 

What you think about yourself matters

Does that make sense? Do you resonate with this? If yes, I would love to help. Because I’d like to share my experience, the knowledge, and insights I have, to make you feel good about yourself, to raise your ambitions, and make that role model in you come alive so that you can inspire others.

 

Thank you very, very much for watching this video. I really appreciate it that you watched it until the very end. If you liked this, please feel free to subscribe. In my newsletter I’m going to share with you weekly content that is going to help inspire you, that’s going to be an eye-opening experience, or a lesson learned, or an insight that will be helpful for you to inspire you to follow that same path.

 

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I truly hope that it helped you, that it served you. I’m looking forward to seeing you in my email list, so that you become part of the role models.

 

2 thoughts on “You are a role model – any time, anywhere!

  1. Tasso, exairetiki douleia! Sygxaritiria! Oxi mono ta les oraia alla kai afta pou les einai poly oraia.
    Keep up the good work! 🙂

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