Have you ever been in a meeting and you were asked questions that you didn’t know the answer to? Instead of just saying “I don’t know,” you fumble around for a plausible response, but in the end you never really answer the question.
Why didn’t you just say, “I don’t know?” These words are so simple but so hard to say. The self-doubt kicks in. Are they going to think badly of me? Are they going to think I don’t belong?
“I don't know” can be a powerful expression for exploring new ideas. This choice of words will show your authenticity and honesty.
Experts are often afraid to show their vulnerability, so they try and make something up. Ultimately, this only shows their weakness.
Power and strength come when you are confident to use these words. When you do this, you can unlock the true potential of the conversation.
Until next time…I’m Marty, make every minute count.