We talked and caught up with each other. She spoke about the accomplishments she’d had over the years. Then she lamented about a reorganization within the company at which she worked. It was obvious that changes were being made. She noticed that a little fear had crept in and she began to feel somewhat nervous about her future, thinking she may be next of those to be let go.
She hadn’t considered the open Executive position that was recently posted. Why I wondered? It wasn’t that she didn’t have the qualifications. I knew because I’d coached her years ago and her resume was outstanding – full of accolades of success in performance. So, what was the reservation?
I asked her, why not go for the open position? She pondered over the question and we remembered we’d been down this road before, some years ago, when she was going for another position with higher pay and less travel.
She asked me, “why do we forget how great we are? I know I’m qualified, but why am I torturing myself as if I’m not? Here I am wondering if I were good enough; if I get it, will I fail and fall on my face? Why do I do this to myself over and over again?”
I responded that, as life progresses we forget. We settle into our lives and we forget what got us where we are. And the situation seems new – and it is to some degree. It’s different, it’s new, it’s unchartered territory. Anything new scares us at times. Change is difficult to embrace, but we must face it.
I was thrilled when she responded “you’re right. I’m going to go for it!”
To tap into what you need to move forward:
* Ask yourself what you really want
* Consider what fears plague you from moving forward?
* Analyze if the fear is real or made up?
* Jump in and act according to your desires!
Change is inevitable but success is a choice. Jump out on faith and act, knowing you *can* achieve your greatest desires.
We, at The P3 Group, had to make changes. It wasn’t easy, but it was necessary and what was needed to help us expand our reach.
After coaching and consulting executive leaders, small business enterprises and offering training and development, the next level of growth for us was focus and expansion into those areas.
Lisa Thomas CEO/Sr. Business Strategist The P3 Group, Inc www.TheP3Group.com 910-221-9294
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Lisa Thomas is the CEO of The P3 Group, Inc. and The P3 Group International, LLC, publisher of The P3 Power Boost Online Magazine, host of The P3 Power Boost Radio Show, and President of the Board of Directors of NetWorth. She is a 20-year veteran in business, executive leadership and performance coaching/consulting. She has worked extensive with corporate call centers, executives and small business enterprises. She’s been a featured columnist and business strategist on Affiliate NPR, WFDD, The Cary News, Fox 8 and numerous NBC affiliate stations.
Lisa is best known for her business and leadership acumen and is widely recognized her ability to develop leaders to be more effective. Lisa is also a sought after keynote speaker on various topics women in leadership face. She generously donates her time and expertise to a number of organizations and worthy causes, including NetWorth, the Business Succession Forum Network, and the Hazel B. Neal Foundation, for which she recently was recognized with the woman of Power, Purpose and Vision award. In her downtime, she can be found practicing yoga, cycling, swimming, reading a good book or spending time with family and friends.
CEO/Sr. Business Strategist
The P3 Group, Inc.
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