Quought for the day #45 – Jodee Bock

Jodee is a certified Life Purpose and Career Coach who supports individuals and teams in succeeding in whatever they are committed to accomplishing. She has spent more than 15 years in many facets of Corporate America, including newspaper editor, sports information director, corporate communicator, PR manager, corporate trainer, and management consultant.

Jodee is one of the charter members and current chair of the Women’s Business Exchange, a Fargo-based not-for-profit organization that connects women who want to take their businesses or careers to the next level of success through networking, conversation and mentorship.

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Jodee’s Quought for the Day

Where in your life might the fear of criticism be greater than your desire for success (however you would define that)?
Jodee’s note accompanying the Quought:
As I’ve been contemplating this question for myself and asking it of some close friends and associates, I’ve learned that everyone’s definition of success is slightly different – and even that can alter the answer. If success means achieving a goal or hitting a quota, that may cause fear because it raises the bar for the next cycle and the possibility of “failure” looms. But if success means being happy and content, the fear is no longer present. In fact, the fear that may arise in both cases is of something that isn’t even happening – it’s merely a possibility, it’s in the future. If we’re in fear mode, and conditioned to see everything we do as fear-producing, we won’t be able to think our way out of the situation until we get out of the place we were when we created it.

Related Links:
1. Jodee’s website: Bocks Office
2. Blog: You already know this stuff
3. Book 1: The 100% Factor
4. Companion Website: The 100% Factor
4. Book 2: Don’t miss your boat

Quought = Question that provokes thought. Questions are important. Thinking is important. Questions that make you think are very important!

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