When we face issues, people, situations and big-picture context and say: “Oh no you can’t. And oh, by the way, oh yes I can and, in fact, will.”
You know what I am talking about. We all have stuff banging around in our brains that we avoid thinking about. This junk holds us back from moving ourselves forward, both professionally and personally.
Then there is the “other” stuff which is begging for a professional hard call. We work within legacy companies with legacy mindset. We stick to our own professional discipline with very little opportunity or encouragement to branch out and cross-over. We are hampered in our own professional output because we are not encouraged to speak to talented professionals in our own company who work in “other” departments or professional disciplines.
Make your professional hard call. Move yourself 1 millimeter outside your professional level of comfort. Learn something new every day. Meet someone new every day. Do something extraordinary every day, even if it is having a cup of coffee with someone outside of your professional discipline.
You owe yourself a professional hard call or two. Get used to it. As a professional businessperson of worth, you will be making quite a few more during the course of your career.
The Sales Aerobics for Engineers® Blog is 7 years old and growing, thanks to your readership and inspirational conversations. I hope you enjoy reading this month’s blog posts as much as I enjoyed creating them for you.
What professional hard call will you make next month?
- Dealing with Toxic Clients
- Toxic Teams impact #CustomerSuccess
- Team Criticism – 4 #Collaboration Hacks
- Do you have an #IoT #ValueProposition?
- Successful Internal Communication is Your 1st Priority
- #HR #Strategy for #Tech #Workforce #Collaboration
- Confessions of a Recovered #Sales Hoop Jumper
- Take Professional Ownership of #Team Ideas
- Reinventing #Sales Wheels or Just Spinning Them?
- The Toughest #Business Decision I had to Make
- Why Your #Upselling #Strategy does not make Sense
- Tech #Workforce recalibration for #CustomerSuccess
Babette Ten Haken is a management consultant, strategist, speaker and coach focused on customer success for customer retention. She traverses the interface between human capital strategy for hiring and developing collaborative technical and non-technical employees. Babette’s playbook of technical / non-technical collaboration hacks, Do YOU Mean Business? is available on Amazon. Image Author: ra2-studio. Image Source: Fotolia