At my new job, my leaders gave me the autonomy to explore a new city where we’re going to start a new operation. They told me: “You’ll be alone. You’ll have nobody until November. Are you up to it?” Hell yeah, I said yes!
When you have autonomy, you’re responsible for the results. When you become responsible for the outcome, you become afraid of what can happen.
This fear can create a sense of ownership. A feeling to go and get what’s yours. It’s only on you to do that, right? It’s only on you. That same thought can paralyze you. You start to second think everything.
I’m in the second month at my new job and they gave me an enormous responsibility. They’re expecting bad results.
This is the best opportunity that I could ever ask. I can overcome expectations. I’m new and working alone when everybody else has a team.
This ‘gift’ almost paralyzed me today. I was prospecting and receiving a lot of negative answers from potential customers. Sales can mess up with your ego. That thing hurts.
But there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel that shines to you. In my case, it was a lead that believed in me. He said ‘yes, I’ll give a try’.
I’m not letting this freedom paralyzes me anymore. I’m going to overcome expectations and assume responsibility.
Uncle Ben said once:
“With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility.”