Take Your Whole Self To Work

Your career is often a core part of your life. It can be your structure and your meaning d’etre. If that’s the case, then it is critical to allow all of you to take part otherwise large portions of who you are may never be seen, nourished or developed. Everyone then suffers – you become frustrated and unfulfilled, your colleagues miss out on your best bits and work is just that, not a community that you can belong to.

Relationships, trust, and loyalty do not come from your job specification but from who you are, how you treat people and what you give in order to inspire and develop them. Those skills are not taught, they are a fundamental component of you so please don’t hide who you really are at work.

Stop worrying about your brand or what other people think. If you are in the right place your skills and personality will be welcomed. If not, get out!

Nik Davis
Nik Davishttps://nikdavis.com/
NIK DAVIS is a business transformation expert and has spent 20 years in the corporate world. Her comfort zone is order, logic and applying analytical tools to solve complex problems. She is also a keen observer of life, a writer and eccentric. Nik has recently returned to the world of work after taking a career break to spend time with her family. Upon her return, she found that her perspective had changed, as had the world she was returning to. Nik decided to carve out a new place in that world and mould some of it to fit her too. Nik sees life from quirky angles, shaped by experiences and the vast amount of knowledge we now have access to. She likes to write about her experiences and observations. To ‘tell it how it is’ and to find a more authentic way to live, whether in our professional or personal lives. Nik often talks about finding ‘The Third Way’. It’s a philosophy about life, having a personal life as well as a career, making money and being socially generous, being logical and sensitive, living by the rules of a society but not being afraid to challenge them, inspiring others to feel good but not for your own ego, giving rather than taking. Nik wants to make a difference to this world by getting people to see things differently, to try new ways of working but most of all, to re-discover our true selves and therefore reach our true potential. Nik also has two other persona’s: nikdavis which is where Nik writes about her deeply personal experiences of life. Nik runs a facebook group alongside this website to create a safe place for people to discuss the topics that are raised in her blog. Nik’s second persona is Lilly Isabella and this is where she shares her passion of fashion and design.

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Joe Kwon

Enjoy the advice that not every place is for every person and vice-versa. Life is too short to be pretending all the time. Do that for long enough and after awhile, it can become difficult to really know who you are any more. Thanks, Nik!

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Thanks joe – the more of us that do it, the more normal it becomes!

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