Who’s Got Your Power?


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How often do we give away our power, without realizing we are abdicating our own businesses or selves?

We hire an expert to guide us, partner with an industry leader who has big clout, focus on a major customer who is demanding a specific action if we want their continued business.

Before you know it – we’re following someone else’s lead. Supposedly for all the right reasons – their expertise and status, or perhaps their important position in our market. We’re doing what we’re trained to do – listening to those who know better than we do. After all – we need the expertise of others to create the best success, right?

The problems with that approach are twofold; those others don’t know what we know, and often they aren’t the experts we think they are. They don’t share our unique vision of our business, our goals and what’s most important to our future. They are acting on their own past, their own beliefs and their own perceptions.

But what if those we follow, look up to and trust are gravity-laden? What if their focus and beliefs aren’t in our best interest?

I learned my lesson this week. I listened to experts, gave them my power – and woke up to find myself down a path that isn’t exactly the best Flight Plan for my own success. It’s not a bad Flight path – don’t get me wrong. I didn’t fly into a hurricane.

But I did give away my power – and shift somewhat off the true course toward my passion and purpose.

So – as I realign my Flight Plan back on my True Course…here’s my question for you.

Who has your power?

Republished with author's permission from original post.

Rebel Brown
Rebel Brown consistently challenges the status quo to deliver optimum solutions and high velocity growth for her clients. She combines the strategic expertise and tactical savvy of a global Corporate Strategy, Launch and Turnaround Expert, along with the leadership and motivational skills needed to get the job done.


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