Do You Wear A Mask?
Your company doesn’t know enough about the real you. It’s not just you. Most companies don’t know enough about their employees. Why? Because when you were hired, you showed them a resume you created with the accomplishments and education that were relevant to the job you wanted. You left the rest out. We all do. After all, we need to get all the pertinent information on one sheet of paper, right?
When you were interviewed, you talked about your experience, specifically your experience as it related to the position you were interviewing for. You may have been asked some personal questions as the company tried to determine if you would fit in, but the purpose and scope of the interview was to judge your qualifications and fit for the position you were seeking and no more than that. You wear a mask.
When you got the job, your manager may have had other conversations to get to know you better and help you get comfortable with your new duties, but the focus is almost always on the J O B being filled rather than the employee filling it. You were hired to fill a need and once you are comfortable doing your job, you became just another employee busy getting the work done. There is usually little time available or devoted to getting to know who is working for the company and less time devoted to learning what other talents they have. You wear a mask.
Your Knowledge and Experience Make You Unique and Invaluable.
You have many other skills, talents and experiences. And you have one thing that only you can offer, your unique perspective. You see, nobody looks at the world the way that you do, nor thinks in exactly the same way. Once you start to engage your innate intelligence, be it simple and from the heart or complex and of the mind, your unique creativity begins to shine, and you become a beacon of brilliance. You may be sitting on the one solution that no-one else can imagine, or you may hold just the right words to bring comfort and understanding to a tense situation. You never know until you trust your own uniqueness and take off your mask.
But there are challenges with that. . .
- We don’t see ourselves clearly and objectively.
- We have a tendency to undervalue ourselves.
- We don’t like to toot our own horn. We have been taught to be modest. We believe bragging is egotistical and not attractive.
- We are unwilling to be noticed. What if we appear stupid or we aren’t good enough. We lack confidence. We are afraid to fail. We hide where it is safe.
So how do you get people to see you as a leader? How do you get them to see the real you? You remove the mask by . . .
- Getting clear with undisputable information about your natural abilities
- Discovering who needs what you do and how much it is worth to them to get it.
- You learn how to talk about yourself, not to brag, but to inform in a way that brings solutions to bear on problems.
- You put ourselves out there knowing you are good at what you do, with the confidence that you can help, the clarity to know how and with the knowledge that failure is not bad, but part of life, a trusted teacher that helps us learn and grow.
We have created a coaching program called TAKE OFF THE MASK, REVEAL THE REAL YOU to help you see the natural talents you bring to the table, give you the language to talk about yourself and gain the confidence to put yourself out there so others recognize the value you bring.
You can’t expect others to see something in you that you don’t see or you keep hidden. Changing other people’s perception of you and your capabilities starts with you.
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