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Module 3.4 - Risking Trust

Do you agree that leaders have to trust first? How do you know when a person is worthy of our trust and when a person has been proven to be untrustworthy? Use your Core Journal to consider this and what it feels like to be in a trusting environment, rather than a suspicious or controlling one.

What is your willingness to trust the people around you? Journal about someone you have in your life today who you risked it with and it paid off. Who is there in your life that you feel a need to risk trusting today? What is the hesitance/fear of giving that risk? Spend some time imagining what it would be like if you risked trust with that person and it paid off – they become a trusted relationship in your life. What would that mean to you? What do you have to shift in your core to take that risk? Is there something that makes risking trust difficult for you? Journal about what that feels like.

Name: Micah Ruiz Esparza

I think at first, we can never know that someone deserves our trust. That's why we have to take the risk to trust them. That can sometimes lead to disappointment, but I feel like the whole point of all of this is to have a strong core wellness that it doesn't destroy you. This doesn't mean it doesn't hurt or that you expected it, but it does mean you stay grounded in yourself and can move forward. Someone is untrustworthy if they take advantage of the trust you have given them. Instead of respecting boundaries and honoring trust, they use it to their advantage and at your expense.

Lack of trust really gets rid of teamwork. Everyone is going to fly solo if they think that they can't trust anyone. This will greatly hinder progress. We know they are missing trust when people are taking on the work of other because they don't trust them to do it, micro-managing, and in general not communicating. Now that I have been in a very trusting environment, it is night and day the quality of work you can do when everyone risks trust with each other and continues to do so even when someone falls short.

I can easily trust people will simple things, but I struggle to trust people with deeper things. I see the best in people and so my immediate response is to trust them until they have broken it. This sometimes can get me into trouble because I can't spot a threat as quickly as other people. When it comes to very personal things about myself, it is a lot harder for me to trust people because I have been hurt before.

I risked some deep conversations with a coworker a few months ago, and it turned our well. It was a conversation I was afraid to have because I didn't know what he would think of me (and we were stuck in a truck together for a long time), but it ended up being a positive experience. I can look back at that as something that did impact our relationship and also help me process the topic.

Fear for me looks like being silent. It's easy to just not get involved. This is especially true for me and authority figures. The issue with this is that I am a leader. I am not currently a leader at my job, but I want to be some day. For me to get there, I can't let the fear of risking trust to hinder me from forming the positive relationships with my authorities that I know I can have. I need to risk being myself more and being honest. I can easily mirror emotions and such so I fit in and say what they want to hear, but that is not me being myself.

Do you agree that leaders have to trust first? How do you know when a person is worthy of our trust and when a person has been proven to be untrustworthy? Use your Core Journal to consider this and what it feels like to be in a trusting environment, rather than a suspicious or controlling one.

What is your willingness to trust the people around you? Journal about someone you have in your life today who you risked it with and it paid off. Who is there in your life that you feel a need to risk trusting today? What is the hesitance/fear of giving that risk? Spend some time imagining what it would be like if you risked trust with that person and it paid off – they become a trusted relationship in your life. What would that mean to you? What do you have to shift in your core to take that risk? Is there something that makes risking trust difficult for you? Journal about what that feels like.

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