2016 is not the most productive year I have ever had. I got married, bought my first home, but felt I did not make much progress in other areas. However, a few days ago, I received the message below from Udemy.com: 8,200 students from 133 countries took my online class during 2016. This is astonishing! It reminds me how powerful this blog is, and how powerful you as a reader are.
The most powerful thing you can do right here, right now, at no cost, is this: SHOWING UP. As an analyst, I love hiding in the corner, calculating and analyzing all day. I don’t jump up and share things because I might look bad, I might use the wrong word. I hesitate to speak up because I might not have the perfect answer ready. I love to wait for a “perfect” moment. Otherwise, I would stay in the dark, thinking and analyzing what other people said. Does that sound familiar to you?
The email from Udemy showed me my result of showing up. The course is not perfect, and it takes a lot of courage for me to post it out there for the world to see. By doing so, I am putting myself out there for any feedback including criticism. In 2017, I am determined to share more and give more. I invite you to show up as well: leave comments, share your experience, forward this article to someone who needs the courage to succeed in his or her life.
Also “show up” in your work life as well! Be visible. BestAnalyst.org is about helping you get raise, get a promotion, get your dream job! Showing up is merely the first step, yet the scariest one. Luckily, You are not fighting alone!
Happy New Year!