Square peg. Round hole.
Have you thought about the many different types of situations and circumstances you find yourself in daily, weekly, monthly?
Personal and/or professional.
Sometimes the lines are clear which is which. Sometimes they’re not.
Who you are and your purpose in differing settings drives what you do next to achieve your desired outcomes.
It’s imperative to always be cognizant of your role(s) in any situation you’re in.
It’s not a one-size-fits-all.
One simple but specific question to ask ongoing is:
“What’s my role?” Right here, right now.
Your role influences your responses, reactions, and interactions.
Be specific. Be honest. Am I the boss? A peer? A subordinate? The competition? A hired gun? A friend? The foe? A family member? A disruptor? The peacemaker? More than one of the above?
The types of “roles” you play at any given time are numerous and nuanced.
Answering the “What’s my role?” question informs your next behavior(s): What to do. What not to do. How? Where? When? If to do it now, etc.
Pause. Ask the question. Be objective. Proceed accordingly.
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