Is Your Fear Fake?

I heard a cool acronym for “fear” recently and I love and hate it at the same time.  

False

Evidence

Appearing

Real

Fear can be exaggerated, sure.  But I don’t want you to dismiss its messages, as we always have something to learn.  By listening and shifting, we can begin to reclaim our voice, leverage our power and make an impact!

The Skinny On Fear

Fear is a daily occurrence for us.  On a large scale, if we’re in unhealthy relationships or environments.  But micro-occurrences can also cause us to react from a place of fear in the moment.   What irks me about all this is that it alters how we feel, quiets our strength and voice, and ultimately affects the impact we have on our career and life.   

That state of fight, flight or freeze is real.  It’s what our ancestors had to do when they were on constant alert of being eaten by a tiger.  It’s highly unlikely that we’ll be involved in a...

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Reclaim Your Voice at Work

Companies are diligent about sharing their values, big goals and often even the rules of engagement.  These are typically pretty straightforward. What can be confusing are the unspoken rules at work. The underlying messages that exist, but aren’t shared, can jam us up in both our work and in our work relationships.

Over time, we tire of the confusion and we get discouraged.  We stop speaking up. We accept the status quo and bite our tongue.  But who is that serving? It’s time to reclaim your voice using two simple strategies for confidence and impact.

Keep A Thought Journal

Are you new in your role and don’t feel comfortable sharing ideas just yet?  Perhaps you work for a leader or company who you don’t feel welcomes your ideas?  Maybe you don’t feel confident in your own abilities? (Imposter syndrome, anyone?!?!)  

Let’s start here.  

  • As you go throughout your day, write down ideas, thoughts and feelings that...
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INTRApreneurs: Ideas to Impact

Opionated. Creative.

You never stay in your lane. Business savvy.

  Unhappy with the job you were given. Entrepreneurial.

IN·TRA·pre·neur/ˌintrəprəˈnər/noun

Individuals working for an organization who display creative or entrepreneurial strengths. Idea person. Desire to be leveraged. Often misunderstood resource.

Do you know an INTRApreneur? Are you an INTRApreneur?

They Call You The “Idea Girl,” Eh?

I was an INTRApreneur for years, although that label is fairly new so I didn’t call myself one. In fact, I really didn’t even think too much about it. I just was who I was.

I was curious about all areas of the company, saw endless opportunities, wanted to help be part of solutions and typically wasn’t afraid to share my ideas. I befriended others like me, but still played nicely with others. As I look back on my career trajectory from an Individual Contributor (someone who is responsible for their...

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