Business analysis projects (intentional choice of the homonym, projects) are the generous works of people who want to facilitate.
Adrian Thomas and the trainer understand that being your true self inside the organisation is unsolicited, that what stakeholders need is someone to understand and facilitate them, not to simply be the recipient (or victim) of whoever you feel like being at the time.
And when we produce the best version of our best work, our responsibility isn’t to create it for our own interest…it’s to deliver it for the stakeholders we seek to serve. We save our best version of the work for their benefit, not our own.
Just as a Product Owner doesn’t come home and manage her family like a backlog, you’re not expected (or welcome) to project every one of your self-doubts, personal concerns, or perceived constraints at work.
You’re here to facilitate.