Welcome to Week 44 of the Authenticity@Work Leadership Tool-kit! My intention for this series is to share a quick tool each week to help you lead with more authenticity, adaptability and inspiration so we can together create workplaces where we bring the best of ourselves and inspire others. So grab a journal and an accountability partner to make these practices even more powerful for you!
In last week’s post we talked about the courage to stand up for yourself. Did you interview your inner courageous one? How can it impact your life?
Corporate restructurings are the new normal. Jobs, our family life situations, our health—change comes in all forms. Our ego wants safety because it feels unsafe, so it resists change. We want life to be according to the plan we created to feel safe. Change hits us and creates a feeling of loss, because it reminds us that we don’t quite have the level of control that we want to have to feel safe.
From the perspective of the authentic self (the part of us that is centered, at peace, and already feels safe), change is the natural order of life. When we are in our authentic selves, we know that we have an infinite reservoir of resources available to us to create from the change around us. We know that we can flow with change and that change brings all kinds of new opportunities for us to grow, to become resilient, to access new and exciting parts of ourselves.
As you step into your authentic self, you automatically call up the courage to face change with optimism, confidence, and a sense of adventure.
This Week’s Tool:
Questions to ask yourself: What is a change you’re faced with? What resourcefulness would become available to you if you stepped into your authentic self? Remember, we learned to do that in Week x (link here). Journal about your thoughts.