𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐩𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫 is your ability to combine your technical knowledge with leadership, empathy and relationship skills which is unusual for the environments you’ve been working in.
𝐘𝐨𝐮’𝐫𝐞 𝐚 𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐫, which has got you to where you are today. You wish you had more time to be more strategic, but can’t bring yourself to take time out, for fear of getting behind, or judged for taking your foot off the gas.
𝐘𝐨𝐮’𝐫𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐜𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐝, always striving for solutions, which keeps you moving forward, but that desire for external validation from constant achievement has you working twice as hard, with an underlying level of anxiety that you’ll fail.
𝐘𝐨𝐮❜𝐫𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐥𝐞𝐭 𝐨𝐧, which means you are always striving to be better, but this breeds unhealthy comparison and makes you protective, less able to admit your weaknesses and reach out for help.
𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐡𝐢𝐠𝐡 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬, and your reputation proceeds you. You have similarly high expectations of everyone else which puts inordinate stress on your team and partners, and you often get let down. That really hurts as you go out of your way to support them to shine.
𝐈𝐭’𝐬 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞𝐝 and you support your peers beyond any reasonable expectations – everyone loves you for that. Problem is, you’ve built such an empire of loyal supporters it will be very hard to make the step change you need to make. You don’t like to leave people behind.
𝐘𝐨𝐮’𝐯𝐞 𝐛𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐭 𝐚 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐮𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟, rising through the ranks at work or growing your business from scratch, which makes you look and feel successful in the traditional sense. Afraid of losing what you have worked so hard for, you’re scared to step up into the unknown and become the impactful leader you know you can be.
𝐘𝐨𝐮’𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐳𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐠𝐢𝐟𝐭𝐬 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤.
I know because this was me.
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