What stage 3 looks like
Well hello! When it comes to visibility, it’s time to become the change you want to see. The focus at this stage is on expansion. When you’ve worked through this stage and really embodied it, here’s what it looks like:
I’m living my message in delightful and unexpected ways. I am unselfconscious about being seen exactly as I am.
I am becoming known for my body of work which is changing the way people think and/or behave.
My community is thriving and I’m able to measure the impact I’m having in the world.
Stage 3 fears and limitations
At each of the four stages of visibility, there are specific fears and limitations to work through. To confidently embody this stage and move onto the other stages of visibility, these are some of the common stage 1 fears. If you don’t uncover and address them, they’re likely to create visibility blocks that can stall you for months if not years, if left unattended.
Here are the fears to focus on and explore:
- Perpetuating hierarchical ways of behaviour; this unconsciously holds your community back from reaching the next level because of the leadership model you’re embodying.
- Stuck in a comfort zone; this is where you get comfortable in the places in which you’ve established yourself but fearful of taking things to the next level.
- Big fish/little pond; you work is unique and it’s easy to keep preaching to the converted. But if you’re going to embody this stage, it’s time to start playing in a larger pond!
- Fear of collaboration; shows up as a lack of trust in other people, or a concern about relinquishing control.
- Unsure how to create safe spaces; this looks like not feeling comfortable with setting clear community guidelines. You might think you’re letting people be themselves and show up exactly as they are, but actually it causes people to feel unsafe.
We’ve developed a full report around stage 3 which includes the energies to embody, the shadow energies to overcome, and the habits to develop.
Stage 3 resources
We’ve also collated a bunch of resources to help you move through stage 3. Scroll down the page to check out the resources and gain access to them.
By the time you arrive at this stage of the four stages of visibility, here at the School of Visibility, we like to make sure you have a clear understanding of how structural inequality is impacting on your experience of visibility. Because of that you’ll notice many of the resources below are focused on the collective experience of women and visibility.
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