It’s a good situation, isn’t it, zebra?

It’s a good situation, isn’t it, zebra?

18 months ago I learned that I was a zebra. Another exotic name for a gifted or high-potential child, or a precocious child who has become an adult.
After passing the WAIS, I decided to create a blog because I felt the need to write and talk about it. Understand!

To understand how I could have lived 30 years without knowing who I really was.

An online dialogue from me to me.

And then we went from me on my own to me to you and you to me. Today there are more of you every day (23,000 in January 😱 ) to follow my wild ramblings about my life as an adult zebra.
On the blog I encourage you to be proud of who you are, proud to be a zebra. But how can I encourage you to be strong when I myself don’t have the courage to take on the project I’m most proud of in my own name?

Fear of judgment when you’re a zebra

I didn’t do it for the first 15 months because I was afraid of being judged. Fear of no longer being legitimate in the eyes of certain professionals, when in fact it’s a part of me that doesn’t do me any disservice but, on the contrary, makes me highly competent in my work and determines the majority of my choices, both personal and professional.

Coming out of the woodwork when you’re a zebra

Today, I’m going to step out of my comfort zone and take a risk. Taking the risk of assuming who I am, loud and clear. Take the risk of not pleasing everyone. And when you’re a zebra, the emotional impact is extremely strong.

Helping other zebras identify themselves as high-potential / gifted

But I also want to take the risk of pleasing and helping other zebras to discover themselves, as well as helping employers, colleagues and companies to recognize and, why not, hire zebras, those atypical profiles that can be great sources of innovation and benevolence in business.
I know the power and influence of LinkedIn. So I decided to take responsibility for creating my blog and writing my articles on my Linkedin profile.

Taking responsibility for being the creator of the Follow the Zebra blog

On Linkedin, I’d like to talk to you about the 2% of French people who recognize themselves and the other 8% who still don’t know who they are. I wanted to talk to you about what are also known in the working world as atypical profiles, even if not all atypical profiles are zebras; all zebras are atypical profiles.
So I’ll answer the question:

It’s a good situation, isn’t it, zebra?

“You know, I don’t think there’s a right or wrong situation. If I had to sum up my life with you today, I’d say it’s first and foremost a series of encounters. People who reached out to me, perhaps at a time when I couldn’t, when I was home alone.
And it’s strange to think that chance encounters forge a destiny… Because when you’ve got a taste for things, when you’ve got a taste for things well done, for beautiful gestures, sometimes you can’t find the person opposite you, the mirror that helps you move forward. So that’s not my case, as I was saying, because on the contrary, I’ve been able to: and I say thank you to life, I say thank you to it, I sing life, I dance life… I’m nothing but love!

And finally, when a lot of people today say to me “But how do you manage to have this humanity?”, well, I answer them very simply, I tell them that it’s this taste for love, this taste that has pushed me today to undertake a web project, but tomorrow who knows? Perhaps simply to put myself at the service of the community, to make the gift, the gift of self…”.

Source : Otis, is this a good scribe situation? Film: Asterix and Obelix mission Cleopatra.

You can also find more information, resources and tools on Giftedness in Mel POINASbook. With a lot of humor, Mel tells the story of the discovery of her giftedness and the routines she put in place to finally find her place!

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