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The Power of Saying "I Don't Know"

The Power of Saying "I Don't Know"
Column by Janine Popick, Inc.com "Girl Power Female CEO's" February 11, 2010 Imagine six business colleagues in a meeting and the leader of the meeting says: "Did everyone get the TPS report?" Everyone in the room nods. If you have no clue what a TPS report is and you’re like me, you raise your hand and say, "At the risk of sounding like an idiot, I don’t know what a TPS report is, can you elaborate?" The leader then elaborates and you see a sign of quiet calm come over all of the people that now know what a TPS report is, because you asked. In today's ultra competitive work environment, many people feel the need to be "super workers" and have an answer to every question. I once worked with a guy who was a stereotypical Sales Shark! In another incident, I was recently on a conference call with someone who was trying to get our business. Why do people have to pretend to know everything? The Bottom Line: The Truth Doesn’t Hurt Related:  Readings

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Why Most People Dream and Only Some Do: The Go-Getter Theory I remember it like it was yesterday. I just won the biggest marble from a boy three years younger than me, and my “best buddy” back then was talking to me on how much he liked his new moped. (He wasn’t legally old enough to drive it on the street, yet he did). He got it from his father who, I believe, up till now still has a bicycle shop. We used to talk about things we’d like to do. Now let’s fast forward to present tense. What differs those who are naturally set to succeed, from others who are not? It boggles my mind why some entrepreneurs make it big while others settle for mediocre or close to nothing results! Lately, I’ve met a lot of business men and students set to create a startup, and I started noticing a few differences… It’s not education, skills or talent; It’s passion, drive and motivation. People who get stuff done strive for “good enough” and go on to the next. I believe that perfectionism is a bad “quality” to have and shouldn’t be in the dictionary of any entrepreneur.

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