In Take Charge we encourage you to create a Talent Fulfillment Team of people who can support and inspire you. The world is full of people who can bring out your best and fill in your gaps of knowledge, skill, experience, and expertise.
The idea of a Talent Fulfillment Team is great, but it’s not enough to just create it. You also need to create the space for that Fulfillment team to do its job; you need to make requests of the people in it and be willing to graciously accept what they have to offer. The Fulfillment Team needs to be used and to see that it is making a difference if it’s going to realize its potential.
And yet we see, time and again, that Talent Fulfillment teams are under-used. What is it that keeps us from being able to receive the support that’s all around us?
Perhaps this well-known quotation from author Marianne Williamson can give us an insight:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?”
So here’s a healthy stretch for you to consider: be willing to be the brilliant, talented person you are; to believe that you are worth the support of the people who believe in you; to create the space for others to contribute to you and to graciously accept what they have to offer.
Take that on and your talent will have room to run.