You may have a small business, a side hustle, or be fully engaged in a traditional career – it doesn’t matter! Your Business Brilliance will bring you success, elevation and freedom in whatever ways you use your skills to make a living.
5 things that will ROCK because you know your Business Brilliance:
1.You’ll know your Strengths
What do you do well? What do you do easily? What do you know deeply? What can you master effortlessly? When you know yourself, you know your strengths and this gives you your competitive edge. And, when you know and harness your personal and professional brilliance, you’ll catapult to new heights.
- You’ll know your Workable Areas of Growth(formally Weaknesses)
This is, ‘what areas need more training, practice, support, or what needs to be delegated or deleted for me to be successful?’ Weakness is defined as failure, flaws, fragility or powerlessness and these are all very heavy, negative, and demotivating. When you know your Workable Areas of Growth, you know both sides: what you have interest in, passion for, and ability to practice and master AND you also know yourself enough to declare what will never fit your skills, abilities, talents or interests. There are just some things that are not Workable Areas of Growth, and these need to be given to someone else to do as soon as you can. Being in your Business Brilliance isn’t about doing all the things, it is doing the right things for you.
- You’ll understand people better
Self-awareness is critical for improving your overall people and relationship skills in every position you hold. Without deep self-awareness, you’re more likely to push people to work outside of their zones of brilliance, misread other people’s social/emotional/energetic cues, make decisions based on misunderstood or misguided understandings, and foster tension or reactionary responses. How you show up in every interaction will change when you harness the power of your Business Brilliance.
- You’ll be more engaged, participatory and collaborative
It doesn’t matter if you are a junior person or a top player – everyone at every level must master collaboration, negotiation, partnership, as well as provide contributions to a common goal (just at different levels). Having better self-awareness leads to higher levels of authentic engagement, and that means you will see where you can step up and add your brilliance to the mix, and where you can step back and create space for others to add their brilliance – all without pointing fingers at other people’s shortcomings or limitations. The Business Brilliance model is based on collective actualization, which is recognizing the team’s full potential is substantially more powerful than one single contributor.
- You’ll be a better leader
People define ‘leader’ in many different ways, but most people agree that good leaders have one hand on the pulse of the ‘now’ and one hand on the potential of tomorrow, weaving together innovation, communication, decision-making, empowerment, and problem solving. However, one part of the formula is gaining momentum, and that is good leaders become great leaders through deep self-awareness. A study conducted by Cornell University found, “a high self-awareness score was the strongest predictor of overall success. This is not altogether surprising as executives who are aware of their weaknesses are often better able to hire subordinates who perform well in categories in which the leader lacks acumen. These leaders are also more able to entertain the idea that someone on their team may have an idea that is even better than their own.”
Do you know YOUR business brilliance? Learn more in my latest book, The 5 Seasons of Connection to Your Business Brilliance, or book a 1:1 session with me and tap into your hidden potential!