Sometimes I just need a good pep talk. Sometimes life just gets me down. I have days where I just feel beaten. I’m working on rolling with the punches. Working on not taking things so personally that my core beliefs are shaken. Self care needs to be a priority and work on positive self talk. I love Brene Brown and her work. I want to read all her books and give them to all the people in my life. She is so inspiring and I would be on the right track if I followed her example in life.
This is true at work too! We asked managers a simple question: What behaviors do you find the most trust-earning in your direct reports? Everyone guesses the answer is reliability or accountability. Those answers rank in the top 5. The number one trust-earning behavior? Asking for help. It feels counter-intuitive, but would you delegate an important project to someone you know wouldn’t ask for help if s/he were struggling? – This image is our free download on brenebrown.com for March. You can grab it at the bottom of the home page.
Turning toward what’s hard and scary and vulnerable is not a default choice (at least it’s not mine). But over the years I’ve learned that the energy I spend trying to avoid my fear is best spent walking right toward it with an open and willing heart. Easy? Heck no. Does it get easier? Not always. Worth it? So far it’s been worth it every single time. . This image is our free download on brenebrown.com for January. We change it every month so you have today and tomorrow to grab it. Just scroll to the bottom of the home page. Link in profile.