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I’ve been doing a lot of introspection over the past several months. Making the transition from a corporate HR executive to HR Consultant and speaker requires some pretty serious mindset shifts. Through this process, one question keeps coming up for me to focus on and wrestle with.
Bulls-eye Jason! Good job. I highly recommend the writings of Edwin Friedman and his concept of self-differentiation(based on Murray Bowen). I'm not concerned with building my brand per se. I am concerned about building my "self" vision as a leader. How I view and position myself as a leader. How I act, or not act. How I respond to the many relationships that cross my path each day. Containing my reactivity and, maintaining a non-anxious presence as a leader. One doesn't do this to be noticed, but such a level of clarity will attract the attention of those who are in your care, and in turn reduce their anxiety level in the roles they play.
Good article! Something healthy to remember whenever starting something new is that one's comparative knowledge goes to zero. You may feel pressured to immediately prove yourself, to showcase your talents and potential, and execute tasks immediately. Fortunately, you will likely just get chalked up to being inexperienced and "green". It doesn't have to be this way. Instead, gather information, prioritize, develop your plan and then execute.
Choose initial projects wisely. Ensure you are a product of your product (because, if you are not your prospective clients will see it, yet never be candid with you about their doubts).
I had plenty of experience when I started my business almost 10 years ago, but I carefully chose a couple of "beta clients" and hired one of the best professional coaches in the country as my coach, model and mentor. These became priceless strategic moves that may have slowed me down at first but have paid big dividends in the long run.
I wish you the very best and much success in your new endeavor.
Thank you to all of your for the great comments. This has been a great process for me to undertake and I recommend it to everyone, even if it's in a more modest form. Standing out is important. We should all strive to do work that leaves a mark on the world.