The term “lean in” became a popular business motto back in 2013 when COO of Facebook Sherly Sandberg penned the book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. “Lean in” as a concept encouraged women to adopt strategies to help them succeed and move up in the business world. The phrase took on a broader meaning as time progressed, and now applies to other areas as well, in addition to its original construct.
I recently heard the term “lean in” in a country song, and it got me thinking about the more widespread use of this word today. I am hearing this phrase more often and wanted to pay homage to it, as lately it has appeared frequently in my own vocabulary.