I wrote that and initially I laughed – and then I stopped, because it’s actually not very funny. The world has gotten pretty hostile in the last several years, especially online where people can hurl insults and opinions from behind their computer and from the comfort of their living room.
Entrepreneurs who make a stand, own their leadership, innovate, coach and teach always run the risk of receiving hostility and criticism. Standing out can lead to rejection, ridicule and failure – the painful things most people spend their life avoiding.
Ever heard of the Tall Poppy Syndrome?
According to Wikipedia:
The Tall Poppy Syndrome describes aspects of a culture where people of high status are resented, attacked, cut down, strung up or criticized, because they have been classified as superior to their peers.
It’s one of the things that I coach about every week. It’s not easy owning a business or being in sales. It requires you to put yourself out there. If it was easy, then everyone would do it. It’s risky. It’s raw and vulnerable.
It’s harder to be vulnerable than to be tough. It’s harder to put yourself out there than to keep a wall up. You open yourself up to criticism and in this day and age – everyone’s a critic.
It sometimes feels safer to hide or at least that’s the illusion. When you have a gift to share or a stand to make, hiding may feel better for a minute. But in the long run, you will feel that gnawing desire from the inside out.
If it wants to be spoken, birthed or brought forth and you choose to ignore it, I guarantee that it will show up in some other way. You can run, but you cannot hide.
Here is the truth…
You have to get comfortable being uncomfortable!
Everything does not have to feel good. In fact, everything shouldn’t feel good or you aren’t making progress. Yeah, that.
It may not feel good at first, you may have a lot of fear, an upset stomach, butterflies, anxiety, excuses… but do it anyway!
Whatever it is that you are here to do, be and say, let it happen.
Growth and comfort do not coexist.
Every single person that is here on this planet, has a special gift and a unique perspective.
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How can I help you in 2019 achieve wild success?
Let’s make a plan. Let’s make it happen.