There’s an influential force in my approach to communication, a kind of “open secret” that you’ve been experiencing throughout our interactions.
Curious to know what that is?
It’s vulnerability, a tool often misunderstood and rarely utilised correctly.
Now, when I say vulnerability, don’t get the wrong idea.
It’s not about laying bare every fleeting emotion or attempting to manipulate through tales of victimhood.
No, the vulnerability I speak of is much more profound, and significantly more human.
What do I mean by that?
Vulnerability, in my context, is about candidly sharing my journey—the highs, the lows, the triumphs, and the stumbling blocks.
It’s about showing you that my path to success is littered with challenges faced, lessons learned, and obstacles overcome.
Why is this important?
Because in sharing my raw, unfiltered experiences, I enable you to see beyond the polished façade often presented by those in my position.
You get to see me as a fellow human being who’s still figuring things out.
I am not a guru, but a companion on this journey.
This kind of vulnerability creates connections that run deeper than the usual client-service provider dynamic.
It fosters an environment where we can relate on a human level, supporting each other in our respective journeys.
It’s about showing that success doesn’t come from infallibility, but from resilience and courage in the face of challenges.
The question then becomes: How can you adopt this level of vulnerability in your own client relationships?
Take a moment and consider it.