Never underestimate the power of asking other people for an opinion. This is what I have learnt this week as I embark on doing research for my up coming book - "Get the job you really want".
I was a bit nervous at first, would people want to talk to me? What if their feedback derails me? Or gives me some challenges? Do I want to hear it?
However having spoken to 2 people in the last 2 days I feel really buoyed up and much more confident about approaching others.
What did they tell me?
They gave me a view I hadn't thought of before - because it was their view point. Unique to them.
They reminded me of how I had helped them in the past and what had really resonated with them. Only they could know that.
They noticed some themes in what I was saying, and reflected it back to me - giving me a new perspective on my message.
I have gone away from the conversations with energy and insight and will now be booking some more conversations!
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