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Crank up your soft skills to reach for your superpowers


Posted on: Monday 29, April 2019

In the film The Matrix the protagonist is asked to choose between two pills:

“Choose the Blue Pill - you wake up in your bed, your life stays the same and nothing changes.”

 

That’s very much like being trapped in your Comfort Zone; where fear, pain, excuses, past history,  dysfunction and negative mindset keep you stuck from growing beyond the mediocracy of meh!

Bad habits, negative chatter and routine are sticky too and hard to shake off.

 

Alternatively...

“Choose the Red Pill – everything changes, and you see how far the rabbit hole goes!”

That’s the same as reaching for your higher-self superpowers by learning to build your soft skills to pipe down your fears and outsmart your negative chimp brain.

 

So, soft skills are definitely not fluffy or namby-pamby! According to Ghost Writer Amy Blaschka…

  1. They matter a lot
  2. They will define the future of work
  3. Top influencers cite them as their superpower
  4. We can all improve them
  5. Lastly, high-performance teams require them (my addition)

 

But, reaching for your superpowers comes at a cost; it also means putting on your big pants and taking responsibility too: building trust, dealing with difficult situations, handling conflict as well as being accountable for your actions and results.  

 

To learn more, click here for a short SlideShare to help you to hack into your superpowers using soft skills...

Watch out for the longer blog to follow shortly.

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