Decisions we make are often determined by fear. How do we not lose our job? What if I get ‘canceled’ if I say something with nuance? How can I avoid being targeted by my boss?
We all have monsters in our closet that drives us to act from a defensive posture. One of worrying about the outcome, usually at the expense of our authentic self.
I worried about changing my blog image to be all creepy for Halloween. “It’s too scary for LinkedIn” my inner monster said.
And then I realized that honestly, if this blog image isn’t ‘professional’ enough for you, then I’m not a good fit to work with. To really live by people over profits, I have to value people as humans and individuals first, and then as part of an organization. And if I can’t do that for myself, then what kind of leader am I?