On Own It! The Podcast 143, Nicola’s guest for the first of five August shows during Judith’s holiday is Georgina Noel, and she brings today’s intriguing challenge to the podcast, all about trust.
In the Show…
It’s super hot in Greece. Nicola’s been on a mega night out with music and lots of very affordable local wine, and to Write Club where she missed a submission deadline for the short story competition, despite having her piece critiqued and having made the changes. Georgina is just back from New York where she caught herself in what she describes as a “tasty piece of self-sabotage”.
Client Challenge of the Week
The podcast summer guests are always invited to bring each week’s challenge, and Georgina chooses trust. Trusting yourself to make money, to make good decisions, not handing off responsibilities to others because you have insufficient trust in yourself. There’s talk of fear of failure which G explains is a lack of trust in oneself to overcome obstacles (they keep coming, however successful you become!), trust in peers and colleagues, trust that it’s OK to say “I don’t understand”, that it is OK too to be vulnerable.
Nicola talks about her upbringing where she learned she couldn’t trust very much or very many, and how that’s impacted her adult life. She doesn’t trust many people outside her own family and was particular to talk about agreements for – and not rushing into – partnerships and joint ventures. She also doesn’t trust that money will just come without taking action, something on which she and Georgina are both agreed.
Do you trust yourself in business? Do you trust yourself to deliver your work and make good on your word?