In this article, Amy Giddon reveals what her team discovered when they asked the public about courage.
What we learned when we asked 250 people about their fears.
‘Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.’ — Brené Brown
We’re having trouble seeing each other these days. It’s always been hard to show up in our full complexity and contradictions, and now we have social media further tempting us to filter and edit our stories. We fear the judgment in the comments section and hang on every “like,” only sharing what fits our narrative. Even those close to us may remain partial mysteries, while those unlike us can seem downright confounding, and even scary at times. We fill in the blanks with assumptions and judgments of our own, maintaining our distance. So how do we get past this to see and be seen more clearly?
Become curious. Thoughtful questions are an invitation to deeper connection.
We’re building a mobile app, Daily Haloha, to challenge ourselves to share beyond our social profile. Daily Haloha asks people around the world one thought-provoking fill-in-the-blank question every day. And since people remain anonymous — and we leave out judgments and “likes” — they can be comfortable answering the questions honestly, and even vulnerably.
Key areas covered in this article include:
- Physical risks
- Emotional risks
- Financial risks
Read the full article, The Surprising Connection Between Curiosity and Courage, on LinkedIn.
In a world that has an abundance of aphorisms and rules for every occasion, Robbie Kellman Baxter suggests that the community of professionals think twice before following advice.
Other than maybe the golden rule, I am hard pressed to think of any saying that is always true. And that shouldn’t be surprising, as the answer to so many questions is “it depends.”
- “Should I let my daughter go to the late night party?” It depends…on your child’s age, maturity, and where the party is being held.
- “Should I quit this job right away or stick it out for a while?” It depends…on your other options.
- “Is a liberal arts education the best thing ever or a waste of money?” It depends… on what you want from your education.
And yet, people still spew out these aphorisms like they are universally true and unassailable.
Read the full article, Nobody Ever Said “I Wish I’d Spent More Time at Work” on Their Deathbed …and Other Lies, on LinkedIn.