What makes you professionally hesitate?
Gives you that one single second of professional pause each day? So you are unable to discover the one millimeter moment that is the key to your professional development.
So, instead, you once again succumb to multiple sources contributing to a crushing sense of self-doubt. Dwelling in how you store past events inside your head, rather than re-examining them for what really happened.
Or you continue to execute professional tools to serve, rather than leverage them to lead. Because you convince yourself that making your numbers and fulfilling your KPIs is all you are really “good” at and “good” for. Are you sure?
Then, you choose once again to play it safe during meetings. Mainly because you are afraid to be branded as a “contrarian.” You continue to listen to the same people spouting the same stuff, rather than speaking up and pushing back on popular ideas. Not to argue for the sake of arguing. But rather, to make sure all available options are explored before making decisions on urgent matters. Because not everything is important or dramatic. Then again, some issues are extremely urgent. And require your courage as well as critical thinking skills, so hard calls are made, together. One millimeter at a time.
Consider the impact of continuing to ignore what makes you professionally hesitate on your daily professional energy levels. Because it requires far more energy to maintain a form of imposter syndrome cover that continuously compromises you, professionally. Rather than discovering and owning the value of who you really are. Because of what you do for people and with people, together.
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Then, take the actions which can save your professional passion, purpose and soul. Move one millimeter beyond what makes you hesitate. So everyone gets to where they really need to go: together.
No shortcuts. No quick fixes. Just discovery and redefinition of the professional value you bring to your teams’, your organizations’ and your clients’ tables. Then, the waterfall impact of that self-discovery.
Move one millimeter forward. Reprioritize the energy you expend on being frustrated yet remaining silent because you do not want to “rock the boat” during meetings. And yet, you also reprioritize your role, pushing back when the matter at hand is urgent, mission-critical. That remarkable choice represents innovation.
Moving one millimeter beyond what makes you professionally hesitate helps you make the hard calls that catalyze others to make those hard calls. Together. As a result, everyone seated around the table becomes one millimeter better than they are at the start of that meeting, or conversation, or business- and use-case.
At this point in this year, of all years, many of you are overwhelmed and exhausted. Wrestling with unanticipated changes to how you work. As well as (finally?) having the professional space to gain clarity of professional purpose. And confidence to move one millimeter beyond what makes you professionally hesitate, in your “professional before time.”
What do you need to choose to do, to get to where you really want, and need, to be: today, tomorrow and future-forward? Contact me to set up a discovery call. It is high time to take your first step into what awaits you beyond your professional hesitation, together.
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