SHOW DATE: FEBRUARY 5, 2014
We’re giving a shout out to Peyton Manning today—who was absolutely pounced by the press the Monday after the Superbowl.
On Tuesday, everything turned around. Manning is known for being a big picture guy, a steady rock of leadership that provides the team’s stability and security.
As we watched him on Tuesday getting piled on by the media, Manning stayed true to himself and said he was not embarrassed by the defeat.
“We played a great team, we needed to play really well in order to win, and we didn’t come anywhere close to that.”
Our point today is, stay true to yourself and find your real source of empowerment. Your superpower, if you will. Manning didn’t lose himself by wallowing about a “destroyed” legacy because he stayed true to his level-headedness.
If you get promoted because of your exceptional micro-managing skills, don’t feel that you have to all of a sudden give that up for being a visionary who only thinks long-term.
That superpower that makes you what you really are—you have to use it or you’re going to lose it. You don’t have to become someone else entirely when you get promoted.
Utilize your superpower.
But how do you get yourself back on track if you’ve suddenly become derailed by ditching what made you rise in the first place? Here’s our three simple tips to avoid stagnation and get you back on your path:
1) The first step is just being open to yourself. If you’re deviating from your strengths, admit it and stop resisting the fact that you need to realign yourself.
2) Understand what superpowers are around you. If you’re misaligned yourself, you might take it out on your co-workers. Recognize their strengths and make sure you don’t look past their superpowers as well—otherwise you’re limiting the entire office.
3) When you get promoted because of your superpower, you need to learn to adapt it to this new position of authority. If you’re a relationship builder and you get shoved into a higher-paid position with your own office, don’t hole yourself up in thr room; continue doing what got you there in the first place.