So, how are you? Done something scarey recently? Well up until last month, its been a while since I have done anything truly scare. But in April, I bit the bullet, I met and overcame a challenge.Thats me on the left, getting into Manhattan for the first time. As a nervous flyer who always wanted to go to the big apple, I was going to have to tackle my limiting beliefs. That’s exactly what I did. I flew 9 hours from London to JFK, via Shannon. Why the long way round? I wanted to support myself and process immigration in Ireland- it makes the journey much easier.
A bit of nerves in the immediate run up, but it was well worth it. Manhattan was all it was said to be. Fast, big and, had to be experienced first hand. I went to Harlem, Wall Street, the United Nations, Central Park, Fifth Avenue and the Lincoln Center to name a few places. It was just amazing. Eating out was fab and the people so friendly.
That got me thinking about transformational leadership. When your leading others, you are usually you taking people through a change that while worth it, is totally scary, like flying for a nervous flyer. Remembering the emotional side of change is key. This is what I learnt; CBS:
- Consistency, once I decided to go, I paid the ticket straight away. There was no going back!
- Benefits: I focused on what I was getting at the other end of the flight, I really ramped that bit up. I spent a lot of time thinking about what I was going to gain.
- Support: I softened the parts of the challenge where I could. I flew business class and made immigration smoother.
How have you challenged yourself recently, and what lessons has that provided you with supporting others through change? I would love to hear from you in the comments box bellow.