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Experiencing Self-Awareness and Leadership

Updated: Jul 30, 2023

Who would have thought that I'd find myself rejoining companies I worked for in the past?

Yet, here I am, back at Jungleworks and now Orane, experiencing a familiar cycle with time gaps aligning perfectly.

Sometimes, I can't help but doubt my abilities, thinking I may not be the best talent in my field. Yet, there are moments when I feel like I possess something exceptional, and I blame the oversight of my hirers.

But as I grow wiser, I realize that it's not about boasting or seeking validation from others. It doesn't matter what others think, even your family. What truly matters is whether you've taken the time to appreciate and acknowledge yourself for your achievements.

In the past, I failed to do so. It's intriguing how we can either be overly possessive or completely neglectful of ourselves. It's not selfishness; it's about developing empathy for ourselves. Taking an outside view of our accomplishments and being realistic about our expectations helps us stay grounded and unbiased.

Recently, I had an enlightening conversation with a non-sales individual who mentioned how non-salespeople are often criticized for failures while salespeople rewarded for positive outcomes.

I said, "Higher the risk, higher the reward." Continuing with an intention to be more balanced in my feedback, I responded with an analogy: "When I provide you with a rationale for your feelings, it's also a form of sales." Sales is more than just a transaction; it's about getting your point across, achieving your desired outcomes, and negotiating effectively.

It's about winning arguments and persuading others to cooperate.

From my experience as salesperson, I've learned a few essential lessons:

a. Sales is omnipresent and extends beyond traditional contexts.

b. Success in sales comes from finding ways to get your way without offending anyone.

c. True success in sales means reaching your goals without causing harm to others.

d. Sales can be about fulfilling your dreams by convincing others to collaborate with you.

Reflecting on these insights, I can't help but wonder about the true essence of leadership.

We often hear about leadership, but I am yet to encounter a genuine account of a leader's journey. If anyone reading this has valuable insights to share, I eagerly welcome your input.

I believe that continued learning and personal growth are at the core of great leadership.

As I continue to explore the intricacies of sales and leadership, I am committed to honing my self-awareness and empathetic traits. Together, these attributes will shape my journey, defining the leader I aspire to become.

If you have any wisdom to share, don't hesitate to reach out. Your perspectives are highly valued and appreciated. Thank you in advance for your contributions to my growth. Together, we can uncover the path to impactful leadership.

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