Ep 44 - How we give away our power

Uncategorized Apr 18, 2021

We give our power away in so many ways without even realising it.  In this episode, I share 13 ways we often give our power away at work, ranging from boundaries and people pleasing to deferring authority and underestimating ourselves.

I also share 6 things you can do this week to take some of your power back.  By the end of this episode, you’ll have awareness of where you might be giving your power away and will feel ready to be 5% bolder.

A quick note that this episode is aimed at those working in the safety of a healthy environment with reasonable people. If you are working within a toxic workplace with aggression, bullying or systemic discrimination it may not be possible or feel safe for you to follow these suggestions and you are not responsible for the situation you find yourself in.

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My other podcasts mentioned in this episode:

Ep 18: How to leave bullying bosses in the past
Ep 21: Handling negative feedback like a pro
Ep 32: Why we look to others for validation

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