How not to be my young self, shorten the learning curve, and avoid paying dire prices as a first timer

Do you want to outsmart your rookie self that makes you pay unnecessary prices, delays your advancement, or even sabotages you when you take your first leadership role?

Are you interested to outgrow your current novice status to think, talk, decide, behave, and act like you are pro from the get-go?

If you said yes, I’m here to help.

Though you’re the new kid on the block, it is possible to appear as someone who has been around the block a few times in your new position.

It just takes you to avoid being like my younger self, to be smart, and teachable.

It just requires you to stop acting like a lone wolf to fight the first-timer syndrome with your ‘bare hands!’

If you do so, you’ll not hurt like I and thousands of new Team Leaders, Supervisors, Project Managers, and Business Owners I’ve been coaching, mentoring, and training.

I was egotistical without even knowing it.

When I was a first-timer youth leader in my hometown Harar in the early 90s, student leader of the largest students’ union in my native country in the late 90s, supervisor for an international research organization in the early 2000, and when I was a new business owner in 2010 here in the US, I thought I knew what I supposed to know and do.

I was speaking at African Union (AU) representing AAU Students’ Union in 1998. Salim Ahmed Salim (in the background) was the then Secretary General of the AU.

Looking back retrospectively, however, it is embarrassing to realize that I didn’t even know what I didn’t know. No self-awareness at all… And that ignorance and arrogance did cost me direly!

I could have avoided so many unnecessary prices like so many:

  • Sleepless nights,
  • Endless worries,
  • Uncertainties,
  • Stress, and so on if I knew what I know now.

But it is too late for me. I already paid the penalties that come with a lack of self-awareness.

On the other hand, if you’re an emerging leader, it isn’t too late for you.

You don’t need to be like my young self. You can be smarter and more vulnerable than him. You can:

  • Shorten the learning curve,
  • Feel confidence,
  • Certain,
  • Relaxed,
  • Calm, and
  • Productive from the get-go.

The good news is that I’m here offering you a FREE copy of my book “Overcoming 1st Timer Syndrome: 11 antidotes to thrive beyond first-time leadership pitfalls.”

Don’t plow through alone and pay costly prices against your health, relationships, and performance.

First-impression matters!

You don’t want to have a poor and bad first impression with your superiors who took risks and promoted you, your peers, the people who report to you, and other stakeholders.

It may take you years and lots of effort, if you could make it, after all, to repaint your shattered first-time image and regain your confidence.

It’s cheaper never to find yourself failing to make an impressive and indelible first-time impression than trying for the second time. The stake is high…

Do you know what tortures me about my young- stupid, egotistical, and naïve self?

He was just a book or a mentor away to stop all those bleedings and wounds…

If I knew:

  • How I was supposed to think, talk, behave, decide,
  • What models and tools to use,
  • Which approaches and strategies to employ, and
  • Where the quicksand and the wild animals were when I took my past first-time leadership roles, I’d have lessened the negative impacts by two-thirds and shortened the learning curve, at least, by half.

If I knew the questions to ask and who has the answers, I could have enjoyed all my first-time experiences … Now, you can!

1. If you’re an emerging leader, you’re reading a book away to never suffer like my young self and millions of other first-timers did…

2. If you are a senior leader, mentor, or coach of first-timers, you are giving this one book away to stop their suffering, paying unnecessary prices, and causing havoc affecting their teams and the greater organization…

To learn more about my story, what made me to woke up to the syndrome, and do something about it, check this blog:  At the end of the blog, you will also find the link to get the book for FREE. DON’T MISS OUT. Get this offer or share it with those who may benefit before it disappears…