Tonight, I watched a TED Talk presentation by Brene’ Brown called The Power of Vulnerability. As I watched and listened, it was as if Ms. Brown replayed in slow motion a part of my early life.
For years I talked about starting a business of my own and because there were so many unanswered questions and so many things that I didn’t know about business, I allowed uncertainty to stop me from achieving my dream.
What I have learned is that being vulnerable in business means you willingly expose yourself to uncertainty. Fueled by mere passion and a vision, you pursue your dream, giving it everything you’ve got with the understanding that there are no guarantees.
Vulnerable people are often defined as weak, frail, or easily hurt. One of the most profound attributes of a rising entrepreneur is their innate ability to-be completely vulnerable.
These entrepreneurs have an inner strength like no other; in times of uncertainty, they endure with grace and humility.
If you asked these same vulnerable entrepreneurs to share their personal story, they would give you the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Ms. Brown does not specifically cover business in this stunning talk but the lessons highlighted transfer easily into the business sector.
As a rising entrepreneur / business owner it is important to know that you are vulnerable; even more relevant is understanding The Power of your Vulnerability.
I encourage you to watch / listen. I think you’ll find the 20 minutes, 20 sec well worth it.
About the Author: Victoria M. Parham is a (retired) army wife, Army veteran, talk radio host, and Career Strategist. Propelling people to reach their greatest career potential.
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