For about two months last year, I sought advice from everyone on a single question. To start off 2019, Unfiltrd is dedicating an entire month to it.
What makes a self-starter?
You know the people. You may be one of them. They don’t wait for permission. They can follow just as well as they can lead. They can teach themselves almost anything and know the right questions to ask to move their work forward. This self-starter attitude and lifestyle helps them take initiative in the workplace and beyond. These are the people who arrive to the meeting with solutions and not just the problem and a chorus of ‘ummm…’ or ‘Let’s wait and see.’ They get shit done.
As I grew into a professional role with increased opportunity for mentorship and management, I often came up against is how one person can be such a natural self starter while someone else is constantly waiting for you to give them permission, describe the next step, and/or receive feedback before proceeding. Also, how do you teach that self’-starter behavior or inspire that? Is it natural? Is someone born with the hustler gene or can they develop it over time?
I’m still stuck on this topic and it has led to some of the most interesting conversations amongst my friends so I’m opening it up to this community as the theme for January. Sound off in the comments below or follow along with our content as we try to figure it all out. Okay, it’s a month, we’re not going to figure it all out but maybe we’ll have a better understanding?