Being an instructor where I often teach on the topic of mind set and how our life challenges can cause us to loose focus. I’m always amazed how open my class becomes when I make sure they are aware that I’m facing the same challenges and that I’m not there to judge but listen and at times provide some insight to how I manage my world. It’s called being vulnerable. I recently read a great book called.
Daring Greatly by Dr. Brené Brown
I highly recommend this book. After reading it I realized that in order to have people see you as authentic you have to become authentic and embrace your vulnerability and imperfections and not be afraid to share that with strangers in settings where it is safe. This is just one snip-it from the book that speak to this.
“I’m more likely to pay attention to your thoughts and teachings if I know your wrestling with your own gremlins. I’m not at all interested in your commentary when you don’t have the courage to let me see your flaws. ”
Being human and letting your guard down is very powerful! It lets others see that you are human and have the ability to relate.
I hope you take the time to read this book then let me know how it changed your perspective on showing up.