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Are you sabotaging yourself as a thought leader?


Hi there, it’s Peter Winick. I’m the founder and CEO at Thought Leadership Leverage, and today I’d like to share with you an idea, as I like to do on a fairly regular basis. And the thought is this: as a thought leader, what is it that you are doing that is self-sabotaging? I witness a lot of behaviors across a wide spectrum of incredibly successful thought leaders that are really self-sabotaging. Behavior could range from micromanaging to fear of getting out of your comfort zone, to fear of trying new things, to perfectionism. There are lots and lots of things; there’s no shortage of things that one can do to self-sabotage. But what I want you to do is think about what it is that you’re doing in your practice, in your business, as a leader, as a thought leader, as a speaker, as an author, as a consultant, that might be self-sabotaging.

You might be aware that you’re doing this, or you might need to think a lot about it and ask those around you that see you do what you do to ask them, “Hey, do you see me do anything that’s self-sabotaging? Am I not following up? Am I not asking for things? Am I polishing things up too much before I get them out, and by the time I do, someone’s lost interest?” In any case, my challenge to you would be to ask yourself that question and, more importantly, ask those that know you well and see you do what you do what you’re doing or might be doing that is self-sabotaging. Thank you.

Peter Winick has deep expertise in helping those with deep expertise. He is the CEO of Thought Leadership Leverage. Visit Peter on Twitter!

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