Career & Business

Is Your Kindness Viewed As Weakness?

April 12, 2016

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For the longest time, I felt like such an imposter in the business world.

I’m really goofy. I take things personally.

And, I’m always looking on the bright side.

More than a few times, I’ve walked into business relationships bright-eyed, with open arms and a fully trusting heart — only to discover in hindsight that I probably should’ve been a bit more cautious.

But being optimistic, kind and warm-hearted is who I am!

That’s my DNA.

Those are some of my superpowers and I wouldn’t trade them for the world.

So when I read this question from Ginny, who’s afraid that her positive outlook is making her appear weak and naive — especially as a CEO, I had to respond.

Because here’s something I know deep in my heart…

Strength isn’t pretending to be something you’re not. It’s having the courage to live from the truth of who you are.

Now, I’d love to hear from you.

Have you ever been tempted to suppress your true self because you thought you’d be seen as weak, naive or somehow less capable? What specifically happened and how did you handle it?

Leave a comment below and let me know.

And, share as much detail as possible in your reply. Thousands of incredible souls come here each week for insight and inspiration and your story may be exactly what someone else needs to move ahead.

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Thank you so much for reading, watching and sharing with such grace and enthusiasm.

You’re a bright light in my week.

With so much love,

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