|Redundancy Doesn't Have To Mean The End - Be Brilliant Again|
|Wednesday, 28 September 2011|
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Written by Simon T Bailey, author of Release Your Brilliance, and founder of The Brilliance Insitute.
As I look around the world, there is a gravitational pull to be average, common, just plain ole regular. This happens especially after you experience a redundancy for the first or second time. Sometimes you pretend that things will turn around. Well, open your eyes and deal with the reality that things will only get better when you get better. Simply put, go and be brilliant again.
Here is the reality, anyone and anything that has made an impact or left an undeniable imprint refused to be ordinary. The longer I live and the more I travel, I see men and women playing it safe and living beneath their potential. I observe people with unbelievable gifts, raw ability, and uncommon talents who settle for what life has given to them instead of striving for who they were meant to be.
Prior to your redundancy did you show up to your place of work to collect a check? However, if you ascribe to being brilliant again then in your next place of business show up to shift the conversation, shift market share, shift the thinking, and shift results. If you are not shifting how you do what you do, then you will be shifted. How do I know? It happened to me. Now is the moment and now is the time to stand up and SHIFT and be brilliant or be shifted! There is no room for average thinking, average living and average results.
Shift happens when the shifted decide to become the shifter! A shifter is a man, woman, or organization that is “IN IT TO WIN IT.” Anything less is common, unfulfilling and unrewarding. If you don’t love your job or business, then fire yourself. Get out of the way, there are a ton of people in the current job market waiting to take your place. They are hungry, desperate to add value, and make a significant contribution.
Some of you who are reading these words right now have “QUIT IN PLACE!” You are stuck in neutral, waiting for things to shift, but it won’t shift until you shift. Now, I challenge you to get unstuck by shaking the negative dust of limited thinking off of your shoulders. Go and be brilliant again. You will be fine. Here are some practical tips to go and be brilliant again:
1. Be Boardroom-Ready!
My friend of twenty years called me nine months ago and
said she was ready to go to another level professionally. There was a juicy
managing director-level role at her company headquarters and she applied for
it. As she prepared for the interview, we discussed how she was going to land
this coveted role that over 100 people were applying for internally and
externally. To win the role, she prepared a 10 slide PowerPoint presentation
outlining her value in her current role, what she would do within the first 90
days in the new role, and highlighted her point of differentiation. Guess what?
She got it. She told me “Simon, I went in with my boardroom-ready pumps (www.stuartweitzman.com),
boardroom-ready suit (www.sjk.com) by St.
John, and a plan to win.
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