I’ve finally figured it out… It’s taken me a while, but I finally realise what the most boring thing in the world is!
Being the smartest person in the room!
There… I said it… being the smartest person in the room IS the most boring thing in the world… here’s why;
- You don’t grow as a person
- You feel like you have to hold yourself back so you don’t make others feel bad
- You don’t learn anything new/exciting
- Fear of judgement kicks in (“who does she think she is!”)
- Half of what you say gets lost because they don’t get it
- You start to stagnate
It’s something that’s remarkably easy to fix…
Become the ‘little fish’
Being the little fish in a big pond means you have room to grow.
If you’re in a room (or forum) of people bigger and smarter than you there are two things that are going to happen;
- You’re going to learn
- You’re going to grow
Yes, it’s scary and can be intimidating… Not so long ago, I had a ‘mixer’ call with other business owners… I knew I was the small fish.
People with 20+ years of high-level industry experience. People earning well over 6-figures in their businesses, managing teams and travelling the world… and there was me, working in my living room, having just closed a business, earning nothing and feeling like a total fraud.
Amazing things happened from that call…
I was supported by those further on than me. We chatted, my thoughts were validated, when I wasn’t sure about something they offer advice and unwavering support.
I’m the ‘smallest fish in the pond’ but I fit in!
And even better, I feel like I can grow!