Excerpt from my recent keynote: Embracing Vulnerability to Increase Success at Work.
When I tell people that I speak about embracing vulnerability at work, often times I will get push back. “Do you think that is a good idea?” “What if this backfires or they are seen as weak?”
That is a narrow view of what embracing vulnerability can mean.
It doesn’t have to mean that you are oversharing about all of your worries and fears.
Embracing vulnerability requires opening yourself up to risk, uncertainty, and emotional exposure.
Todays topic: PROMOTION opportunities; many find this frightening or uncomfortable. They fear the process and outcome.
They engage in self-defeating thoughts such as: “I am not qualified,” or “Now is not the right time,” or “What if I don’t get it?”
Stop sitting on the sidelines.
Confront your fears.
Recognize self-defeating thoughts.
Reframe those thoughts to more positive ones.
Ask for help in preparing for the application and interview.
Be confident and go for it!
You may not be able to control the outcome, but at least you won’t kick yourself for sitting on the sidelines and taking a risk.