If you’ve struggled with the idea of being more vulnerable, so did I.
There is a lot of talk about it. Honestly, when I first started reading books and blogs on it, it was confusing to me.
Here was this growing trend of people being more open with sharing personal life experiences. To me, this was a little terrifying. I thought “That’s so not me!”.
But I discovered with some of my coaching clients and retreat participants, there were times I needed to be more open so I could encourage them.
Over the years I’ve come to understand more what vulnerability means to me. It wasn’t wearing my heart on my sleeve or divulging everything about myself.
I’ve found vulnerability has its place and can be a powerful tool in helping someone connect with others at a deeper level. While I don’t consider myself an expert at it, I find asking myself questions prior to sharing has helped me to know when and what to share. Here’s a few: