Every person has secrets. They may be secrets about their families, health, money, business, fears, or successes. Some things should be kept secret or within a very small group. But there are other secrets that we should be sharing with others.
What are you not telling people that would help them do their job faster, simpler, or save your company money? What have you learned from years in the workplace that you aren’t sharing? Think about all the different jobs you have had and the lessons that you learned in each job.
The idea is that every person has many talents within them but often they don’t share their tips and shortcuts because they don’t think their idea is anything new. I see this often when I’m conducting workshops. People in the room think, “Surely everyone else must know this so I’m not going to say anything.”
Some people in the workplace won’t share their strategies for success because they are afraid the other person might get their job. Other people just don’t take the time.
I would like you to look at the upside of revealing your secrets to: being more efficient, managing relationships in the office, technology, speaking up and speaking out, dealing with change or 20 other things. The upside is that you are helping others in your company which ultimately helps your organization be successful. When your organization is successful, you win. Another upside is that it feels really good to share what you know. You will feel grateful when people tell you your idea was awesome! That will increase your self-esteem and you will want to share more often. Also, organizations need the more seasoned employees to mentor newer employees.
While I have been sharing my secrets to success for 26 years in owning Office Dynamics, I still have not told everything. I finally decided to host a free webinar on March 30, 2017, for administrative professionals whereby I will be pulling back the curtain and sharing some of my secret strategies from when I was an employee for 20 years.
I am challenging you to reveal your best-kept secrets this week to co-workers, leaders, peers, friends and family. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!