Have you ever felt like your voice is not being heard on the organization or team you are involved in? Do you sometimes feel like you can’t get your message across to anyone in your group. Well I felt like this in an organization that I was apart of. I just felt like nobody would take my advice, nobody wanted to listen to me and my voice would never be heard. Here is what I did to influence others in my position.
I simply went to work. I worked hard to show that I was a viable part of the tam even-though my voice was small. I needed to get noticed so the only way to get noticed was to produce results. By producing results I started to show up on the charts and little by little people started recognizing me and noticing what I was doing. Then I noticed that lots of people kept asking me what I was doing and how was I producing those results.
This was the beginning of me pushing through not being heard, to now people asking for my advice. However, I still was not the go to person in that area of expertise. I thought to myself, how am I going to get folks to see the value that I create even though I was not the Leader or the Organization? I did the following things that catapulted me to the front of the pack;
- Focus on my work – I focused on my duties for the day and completed them before lunch was over with. I was determined to get all my duties done.
- Go 100% on all my tasks – Do you know when people say they go 100%. Well I literally put all in. I burned the bridge behind me and went all in with Passion. There was no stopping me.
- Do more than everyone else – I ran circles around everyone when it came to production. They had no choice but to ask what I was doing.
- Produced amazing results – My results spoke for themselves. I led the charts month after month, and out produced everyone else.
- Remained humble – It was easy to become boastful at this point, but I always remembered Jesus humility. I wanted that, so I followed his example and implemented it.
My voice was weak and nobody knew I existed in that Organization, but because of sheer determination and work ethic I was able to rise to the occasion and beat the odds. If I can do it, you can do it too. There was nothing special about what I did, I just worked harder than everyone else. These 5 steps have propelled me in my personal and professional life and I tend to always get things done when I do them. I have that same focus again for this next 90 days in my business. When I look up again after 90 days, some lives will be changed and you will notice a difference.
Question: How do you get your voice heard when you’re not the Leader?