Oct 2, 2018

Corporate Hypnosis

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For some reason when we get a job and join a company, we think we have to say yes to everything our boss says. How does that make any sense? Everything in our society tells us that free thinking is a good thing. Education, movies, science, and history all put free thinkers on a pedestal. And yet, when we show up to work everyday, we throw all that away, and do what our boss tells us to do. Thinking gives way to submission. Do you think your boss is always right? Free yourselves my friends! Find the facts. Do the analysis. Have an educated opinion. Do the necessary work to get to the heart of the matter. Call out anyone who doesn't. Free yourself from Corporate Hypnosis.

Oct 27, 2018

I completely agree with this but it seems much harder in practice to do while stil building a new relationship. That said, setting boundaries up from the start makes sense. I would love to hear about your strategies and verbiage to navigate this? Please share!!

Oct 28, 2018

Thank you for your comment. Disagreeing with someone, especially your boss, can feel uncomfortable. Why is that the case? Well, let me tell you a secret, Disagreement isn't the source of feeling this way. It's actually a nonsensical mental model that's at play. In this mental model, we've coerced ourselves to believe that when we disagree with someone, it means we don't like them. What a silly mental model! My suggestion is throw it away and replace it with a far more powerful one. For example, I only disagree with people with whom I want to build a strong and productive future. I'm so committed to this mental model that it shows up in my language, mannerisms, and over all way of being. In fact, when I disagree with people, they feel closer to me. So there you go. Disagreement isn't causing you pain. It's the notion that disagreement is bad for relationships that's making it difficult. The next time you feel like disagreeing with your boss, try something crazy. Tell her you find this conversation with her so invigorating, you want to debate the topic like champions. Be bold!

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