There was a time in my life I was afraid of what people thought about me. I felt anxiety and sometimes even shame about things that I had done, or experienced.
And then I made the choice to be more open – I realized that if I exposed those bits inside of me that I was worried about, suddenly I would know how people would react, and it wouldn’t be so scary.
I also realized I didn’t actually care what anyone thought.
Two things followed:
- I stopped feeling fear and shame.
- People started to like me more.
So, the me you see on Quora is the me you’ll see on stage giving a talk, or get as a coach one-on-one, or talk to over dinner. I’m me, everywhere.
I write the way I would say something out loud. If you ask me a question in person, you’ll get an answer, just like here.
It’s not a Quora personality I put on.
As far as I can tell, being this way has brought me more job opportunities than its lost.
(Keep in mind, I am a security professional, as well as an executive coach who keeps a lot of client data secured and confidential, and I have and do frequently work with government entities.)
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/How-dangerous-is-it-to-your-career-to-be-completely-transparent-on-Quora
Originally Posted On: 2016-04-06