You may be wondering:
“Why in the world would the words “Alcoholic” or “Adult Child” be on a Leadership Development site?”
Here’s why: Bolder Leadership is primarily about having the chutzpah to be 100% yourself. And with 25% of our world being Adult Children of Alcoholics, there’s a strong chance that could be you, too. So owning that – however uncomfortable or challenging it might be – is a big step toward having more of the life and the career you’ve always wanted.
Here’s the deal: You already have most of what it takes to succeed in the professional world.
BUT, many of us aren’t aware of – or owning – our real power because the upbringing, conditioning, or traumatic experiences we experienced caused us to forget what we bring to the table.
This power comes in the form of our internal resources such as character attributes, a strong sense of worthiness, and our ability to overcome the most dire of circumstances. And such power is critical to becoming a Bolder Leader – one with a greater presence, poise and purpose.
Getting reacquainted with our power (aka getting back to who we really are) is at the core of transformation. And that process can be arduous. Overcoming conditioned thinking can be uncomfortable. After all, we hold onto old beliefs (which we like to call “stinking thinking”) because they’re familiar. But the truth is that they no longer serve us – that’s why they stink!