I’ve found out that when I am aware of my feelings and I dare to express them as such, magic happens.
I create a space of trust and openness that encourages the others to open up and do the same.
I’ve been pausing on my 500 words a day challenge. I don’t know why, I just stopped. I didn’t feel like doing it.
That’s a very typical road block for me, to start something and then abandon it. That’s a weak point that I would rather hide from you. But I won’t.
And I come back now. I’ve told myself, it doesn’t matter if I took a break for a few days as long as I keep writing.
Tonight, just before starting to write this, I felt like something is missing. I missed writing.
So now I am writing because I truly want to, because it feels like an exercise that I love doing and when I am not doing it for a while, I miss it.
Such a lovely feeling to have! I feel a sort of sweetness around my heart, when I think about writing.
I appreciate that I am able to express my thoughts, and my emotions, and my ramblings through written words.
And that someone else might benefit from this. This makes it “Wow!”
I write what I am going through and someone on the other corner of the world reads it and finds it useful, or inspiring, or challenging.
It feels like the 2 in 1 type of instant coffee: I write for myself and I (sometimes) inspire others. How cool is that!
Being authentic, and genuine is what I desire most.
Being true to myself and have the courage to expose myself like this in front of you, is a challenge I am willing to take.
The Power Of Vulnerability
We needed someone like Brene Brown to reminds us how strong we are when we think we are the weakest!
I found out that when I am aware of my feelings and I dare to express them as such, magic happens. I create a space of trust and openness that encourages the others to open up and do the same.
That’s more or less the basis of creating friendships, the power of confidence.
But how do you apply this on a daily basis, in business, in your working environment?
How do you maintain an image of being competent, and professional and still remain a human being, that is not afraid to show her vulnerability if that is the case?
By the power of intention. If you set up your intention to remain true to yourself and show your self as such in any given situation, then you will do it more and more often.
In the beginning it will feel awkward. But in time you will realize the benefits and it will get easier.
Showing your vulnerability doesn’t mean telling everyone about your dirtiest little secrets or complaining about your life. That’s playing the victim.
Showing your vulnerability is about being honest even when your Ego says a lie would serve your image better.
It is about saying : “I don’t know”, “I am sorry”, “Thank you”, “Please forgive me” if that is how you feel.
It is about admitting your limitations and your ignorance instead of trying to look smarter or more important.
It is about being who you truly are. And magic happens.
People respond to vulnerability with kindness and more authenticity.
A circle of trust and openness and genuine communication is formed.