Biggest Disservice You Can Do Is Not Challenging Someone Because It Means You Don’t Believe In Them…

This episode is a reflection on the disservice we do to other people by not allowing them to do something on their own. Too often for me I get too involved under the guise of helping. In this way they’ll never learn or build the necessary confidence. One of the best examples where parents allowed their child to step into a moment is with Mikaila Ulmer ( It’s really an inspiring story. I discuss it and talk about my own experiences. I highlight why it’s insidious to not allow people to do something for themselves. Now, you might think does that mean I never help. Of course not. Guidance is key. But don’t over step. Plus, there is a way to be direct and honest WHILE showing empathy. It’s called radical candor, a term Kim Scott coined (you can read more about it in her book aptly titled Radical Candor). So take a listen, reflect with me and make a positive change—for yourself and others. As always, if you have any questions or want to share your thoughts, go ahead. You can write in the comment section or hit me up on social media @PhilSvitek.

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