Your zone isn’t just about what you’re decent, good, or even excellent at—your zone is where you thrive and shine. What unique power and talents do you bring to the table?
Focus on those strengths—rather than fixating on your perceived weaknesses—and tap into your inner rock star.
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If there’s any tension between you and your “monster,” you may need to confront the issue head on, in spite of your discomfort.
While this doesn’t excuse their behaviors, tapping into this perspective can empower you to communicate without fear and not take their behavior personally.
In his book, , Gay Hendricks describes the “zone of genius” as the place where your greatest passion and your innate gifts meet.
If you’re feeling intimidated by someone, understand that your fear gives them power over you and allows them to dictate your thoughts, emotions, and actions. When I think back, I can definitely spot a pattern to the type of people I felt nervous around: people with some perceived “power.” Their ability to effortlessly be who they were, speak their truth, and command the crowd only punctuated the fact that I struggled to do so myself. What are you personally struggling with that might be coloring your experience with this person?
Here’s how to handle even the most intimidating individuals. Is there an underlying fear or limiting belief about yourself that’s actually in play?