In the Opera before going out before an audience one is told, “In bocca al lupo.” The translation, “Into the wolf’s mouth.” In other words, jump into the mouth of your fear.
This seems to be an appropriate message for many people sitting in the seats of Corporate America. Today our professional lives are filled with uncertainty. From mergers and acquisitions to reorganizations that result in layoffs; people have become fearful of the unknown and frozen by fear. This fear is stopping people from speaking up, living their truth, doing what is right and being bold–outcomes that limit innovation, promote complacency, and literally drive down the intellectual power of business. Fear is exhausting to employees and the greatest threat to business.
So how do we break free form this perpetual cycle of fear? There is only one way. People need to take back their power and jump right into the mouth of their fear–a business revolution. People need to stop giving all their power to higher-ups in fear of losing the golden handcuffs, and they need to exercise their brilliance with courage. Only then can a business truly be innovative and have a healthy culture where people want to be engaged. You see the energy of the mass population creates the reality of the business environment. If you’re a business leader this message is your greatest profit strategy.
So today’s message is for the employees of Corporate America. The change is up to you. You have the ability to change the culture, create new opportunities for yourself and others, and live in a place of possibility. If you want to feel good in the business you’re in, you have to take responsibility and jump into the mouth of your fear. How? Be bold and speak up for what you know is right. Show up each day with positive intentions. And choose to kick negative complaining to the curb. Name what you actually want from the business, and then take action and GO FOR IT!
Gina Soleil, is a speaker and acclaimed author of Fuel Your Business: How to energize people, ignite action and drive profit. She blogs and speaks about how to create a business where people are energized, feel good and are happy. Visit Gina Soleil and follow her on Twitter. Attend Gina Soleil’s author event: The Power of Love, Suffering and Community, August 12 at Open Book.