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Alice Borner
Alice Borner

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Growth is a journey, not a destination!

I have been for a few years growing a bit unintentionally, and I fear you might be as well. The problem with that is that you might end up in a path you didn't want.

But what do I mean with "unintentional"? It's not the fact that I was not doing anything to grow, actually I was always learning, studying, dedicating a lot of time and effort to different things, but to be honest I didn’t know where I would like to go.

Around a year ago I started taking the lead of my growth and this journey has not been easy, but very constructive. I would like to share with you a few things I have been doing to help:

  • Reflect about what you would like to achieve!

If you don’t know what you would like to achieve, you will achieve something, but nothing at the same time! Nothing that matters to you, nothing that you want. I often see people so busy with their daily tasks, not taking any time to think about their dreams or goals, and the result unfortunately is usually (sooner or later) a lot of frustration.

  • Communicate/share this with your team!

I was typically the person who worked on my things by my own, I was not really sharing with others, and when I joined a company with a cultivation and collaboration culture and I saw people all the time talking about growth and people helping each other grow, this was mind-blowing! If you still don't do it, start it, you will see the incredible power it has.

  • Work on your strengths!

For some people this can be a bit contra-intuitive, some people basically only work on trying to fill in the "gaps", getting the skills that they don't have, but working on your strengths, first of all detecting them can be the KEY for you to shine. "You Are Unique. You Are Powerful. Be Confident With Who You Are." -- CliftonStrengths, this is a test I took to identify mine.

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