How we show up to a courthouse is different than how we’d show up to a barbecue with good friends.
This is normal. Environment matters, and each of us are multi-faceted human beings with a wide-range of qualities and attributes. Part of the joy of life is being able to experience environments that pull these unique aspects out of us.
Here’s the relevant question — as you think about the next appointment on your schedule, what kind of environment are you creating for those who attend?
It’s very simple to do what we’ve always done when it comes to the meetings in our calendar. It might be worth pausing to consider what the gathering is actually for, how you want everyone to feel when they come, and how you could create an environment that matches your purpose for your guests.