10 Mins… to a Braver You
In her new book, Extreme You, savvy businesswoman Sarah Robb O’hagan wants to make you the best version of yourself – and we’re taking note…
‘Extreme you’ means...
‘Stepping up to take the kinds of risks that will propel you forward, taking ownership and learning from the consequences of these actions, because you know that your greatest potential is not found in your comfort zone,’ explains Sarah. Here’s how to adopt her strategy now:
1 Check Yourself out
‘success is understanding who you are, how you are naturally wired and what moves you,’ says sarah. It’s also about being open to change. ‘take an inventory of your year, look at your activities, holidays and plans.’ If it’s all the same, think about how you can switch it up.
2 Get out of line
If you want something, how can you approach it from a different angle? Stop ‘queueing’ and get yourself noticed. If you want a new job, how can you go out of your way to get yourself heard? got a big idea? approach your boss, today.
3 Get over Yourself
understand your strengths and weaknesses, and how you can use them to drive you forward. Instead of bitching about your work nemesis, think about what you can learn from them. ‘When you’re not listening to and learning from the perspectives of your colleagues, you can grow lopsided in skills and understanding,’ says sarah.
4 embrace ‘Pain training’
we all have setbacks in life, from missing out on a promotion to being fired. Sarah says we need to focus on the recovery period – this is‘ pain training’ .embrace flaws and errors and learn from them.
Be a better version of yourself…
extreme You: step up. stand out. kick ass. repeat. (£14.99, Piatkus) is out now