Do you recognize loving your specialty? The 10,000 hours invested; no big deal?
Sooner or later entered a new level and started to feel a lot less comfortable? Which, at first, slightly decreased your self-confidence?
Found yourself somewhat lost in your new role while simultaneously felt more responsible than ever?
So you've started to working longer – and more - days at the expense of your health and family?
Which isn't doing any good to anyone, however is the sign you need to add a different skill set to your expertise, now.
You still own your specialty. Maybe it became a bit dusty. However, like swimming and cycling; once you’ve got it, you’ll never loose it :-). And you can still use that specialty to build confidence on, generate results with and develop further from.
Can you count on your expertise and make your expertise count?
A couple of master class tips to make your expertise count:
#1 Get back in touch with your expert passion. That curiosity, that drive that shaped your career and turned you into an expert in your field. Feel strong again.
#2 Stick to your new role and new goal(s) as a lion(ess). For example, imagine you’ve been promoted from senior level expert to team manager or other management position. Or changed jobs from in-depth specialist to specialized consultant. Both managerial and consultancy positions require a different kind of skill set. As I’ve seen many times, and have been there too, content experts transitioning to management – or consultancy positions tend to take over tasks of their team members or clients when things get tough. As a powerful professional you’ll never, ever get even near there! Instead you’ll function as a steal wall holding people as capable to handle their tasks, their responsibilities and their challenges themselves. Hold your team and clients as powerful, so they can take full responsibility and start growing and enjoying their results and development(s). Like you do too :-).
#3 Powerful professionals continuously bring the intention to really understand. In (professional) conversations, for content they review and when they carry out their task(s) as part of getting the job done.
#4 Last but not least here, powerful professionals speak up when something bothers them for, let’s say, the 3th time. They share their concerns, their doubts about certain results or forecasts and their confusion in a calm, respectful manner.
In fact, powerful professionals decide to do what’s needed. Not necessarily what’s asked or ‘expected’. They decide to do what’s needed in line with what’s wanted.
Holding you as powerful,
met vriendelijke groet / kind regards,
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