The foremost and final hindrance that had always kept Joe down was being intimidated by others. Comprised of bosses, coworkers, friends, acquaintances, and anyone else who had the will to lay into Joe would intimidate him into not pursuing things he wanted, to let things go if they got too hard, or into doing things that were detrimental to his life.
You must still have so many questions about how and when Joe our everyman changed to take his first steps in becoming the Champion.
How did Joe flabbergast the naysayers? How did he learn to not to be intimidated, and conquer his company?
First Act: A DUD.
Joe found himself at a crossroads. He could not understand why he was intimidated by others, work, and other factors in his life. He just knew he could not help himself when it came time to make decisions, and would let others control him.
These scenes had happened multiple times in his life. From his youth, when he let his parents choose a degree for him without researching the competiveness of it and asking if that’s what he really wanted. Happened in his relationships where he would let his girlfriends decide for him on clothes and style. At work, letting bosses discourage him from trying to work for promotion and letting them pass him up each year. Letting life slight him without noticing.
It wasn't until, he looked at his life holistically did he understand what was going on.
Taking a look at himself.
And where it was going… did he understand.
He finally understood.
He was a dud.
Second Act: Re-Ignition
How did Joe reignite? How did he come back from the rut that he allowed his life to fall into?
What Joe did was simple.
He purely accepted some simple truths.
He accepted that he had let life intimidate him.
He accepted that he let life take a hold of him and let it lead him in any way it blows.
Knowing these truths. He fought back.
He did not let others to intimidate him any longer. He built up the fortitude of his will and leveraged his position to ensure he would never be intimidated again.
He accomplished this by 1. Getting work done effectively and at a high quality, 2. Collaborating with cross-functional groups on major projects and making technical compromises, 3. Presenting to customers, company executives, and everyone else, 4. Seeing the world in others’ points of view, and
5. Being able to adapt to your environment.
Not letting life intimidate him, he took his first steps in fulfilling all other 5 lessons. Allowing him the audacity to become the champion of his company.
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