Leadership Coaching: Risk. What stops us taking risks? It’s our brain. Is this always useful? No! Yes, it keeps us safe, but it also arrests our development. I have clients that have brains that enable them to decide to do one thing late at night and by the next morning, they have managed to
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Leadership Coaching: Risk
To externalise it, involves talking to another human being about the thing that’s jumped into your mind. It means pinging words and ideas around with someone you respect. It means putting it on paper, talking, going to places and doing proper research out in the world. It does NOT mean turning on the computer where you are researching deeper and deeper into the ether. That’s a sure-fire way of losing a whole afternoon and eventually deciding it wasn’t what you wanted to do anyway. Do you have a whole afternoon to lose? To no avail? No, I thought not.
So quit spending the time going in ever-decreasing loops around the neural pathways inside your own brain. The risk you are anticipating is unlikely to end in disaster, Park your idea so that you can either go to sleep or get on with the practical things that need to be done in your workday. Then, take a risk. risk putting that thought or idea out there in the world and see where it goes.