Buy an idea from you? Why would I?
How interesting are you? Are you multi dimensional or simply a grim workaholic?
People buy more readily from people that interest them, they relate too and admire. As the boss you have to sell your ideas, big work requests, hopes, dreams and hard aspirations? You’ll cultivate your character by pushing your boundaries.
When was the last time you did something new – maybe a bit edgy or risky? Something that gave you something interesting, compelling, exciting and intriguing to talk about.
You don’t have to be that like-able to all and sundry – just interesting now and then. Outside of work stuff what do you have to talk about that strengthens the human bond and inherent search for connection?
I’m grateful to my best bud Tony who will often ‘volunteer’ me to do something a bit different and challenging. This weekend we did the Padstow to Rock open water swim. It was a bit choppy (!) and very inspiring to see all sorts of shapes and abilities suffer a bit of hardship for a good cause (Marie Curie).
I was thinking mid swim how I could right something really clever about the race for this blog. I think I’ll bin that idea and simply settle on marvelling at the human spirit of adventure and generosity of heart. That’s a great place to start the week.