Hope you had a beautiful weekend! 🙂
Have you watched ‘The Little Mermaid‘ yet?
Our TuesDate today is brought to you by that movie. (Not a sponsored post! Hehe)
Let’s dive into our Story, Highlight, and call to Action for the week 🙂
At the end of this letter, I’ll also share some of my recommendations.
I love planning for my life, business, and career, but when it comes to travel and leisure, I’m all about spontaneity.
My weekends are like a blank canvas, except for my Sunday Mass commitment.
Last Saturday, I felt like watching a movie, so I picked “The Little Mermaid” and dove right in.
The movie was worth watching! I couldn’t help but mentally note down the lessons it was teaching me. My Strengths Finder test confirmed that I’m indeed a learner, even during movie time!
If you haven’t seen it yet, no worries, I won’t ruin the fun for you.
Here’s a brief story about ‘The Little Mermaid.’
Ariel was a curious mermaid who was so fascinated by humans.
No one in their kingdom understood her fascination for humans.
Her father, who is the King, asked her to stop her obsession with humans because he perceived humans as the most dangerous creatures.
Ariel felt repressed and unheard by his father.
Thus, she secretly looked for ways to learn more about humans and went to the extent of disobeying her father’s rules and making a pact with the sea witch.
Conflict and chaos followed.
Thankfully, everything eventually turned out well!
As promised, no spoilers here, hehe! I’m sure there are various lessons one can glean from the movie. For this TuesDate, let’s hone in on the theme of Ariel feeling unheard and repressed.
When you feel unheard and repressed, you either give up, retaliate or find ways to be heard.
Unheard can also mean unseen.
When you feel unheard or unseen, what’s your tendency? Do you give up, retaliate, or find ways to be heard?
Many people feel unheard or unseen in relationships.
Many employees feel unseen in the workplace.
Even leaders feel unseen and unappreciated by the people in their organization.
Sadly, when employees feel unheard/unseen, they feel invisible. This results in muted team meetings, low engagement, and low productivity.
When a person in a relationship feels unheard or unseen repeatedly by the person they love, the relationship eventually falls apart.
The key is to create a safe space where the involved parties can communicate their differences.
Call to ACTION
Are there instances when you feel unheard or unseen?
Are there instances when you make the other person feel unheard or unseen?
What would be the best course of action for your particular situation?
How can you make the other person feel seen or heard?
If you feel unseen or unheard, how can you communicate it with the other person?
I wish you fearless possibilities!
Keynote Speaker l Author l Adjunct Faculty, Asian Institute of Management
P.S. I’ve spoken to many corporate leaders who have expressed a disconnect between the leadership team and employees. Employees feel unseen, while the leadership team struggles to understand their team members. This leads to low employee engagement, decreased productivity, and increased stress among leaders. If this is a concern in your company, I would be delighted to assist you. Visit https://www.shanacino.com/ or book a free call with me at https://shanacino.com/call.
Dare to be Different (a podcast episode)
Do you feel like a misfit sometimes? Ariel was a misfit in their world. Instead of trying to fit in, she dared to be different and everything turned out well in the end. There was a breakthrough between two worlds — the world of humans and the world of mermaids.
If you struggle to fit in, listen to this podcast episode on Spotify by clicking here.
The Power of Being Seen (3-minute video snippet)
This video is about building a culture of care, a culture where people feel they matter. But why is it important to build s culture of care and appreciation?
THE GREAT RESIGNATION — In a study done by Zety in 2021, 65% quit because they didn’t feel valued by their managers.
ENGAGEMENT & PRODUCTIVITY — When employees feel unseen, their engagement drops. Low engagement leads to low productivity. The disengaged employees can even negatively influence the more engaged ones.
If you’re a corporate leader, HR officer, employee, department head, or sales head, watch this video.
Fearless Possibilities(a podcast on Spotify)
It’s a show that inspires you to turn uncertainties into opportunities and unleash your untapped brilliance. You can subscribe on Spotify.
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Thanks so much!!!
Sha Nacino is a motivational speaker, TEDx speaker, author, and adjunct faculty at the Asian Institute of Management. For speaking invitations, visit shanacino.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org