I was raised in a middle class home by two loving parents. I was taught to turn out the lights when I left a room and to close the refrigerator door if I wasn't actively getting something out or putting something up. I was taught to only put on my plate what I wanted to eat - to not just throw out food. More specifically, to not waste food. Or electricity. Or anything else for that matter. Conserve was the name of the game. Save.
The message was "Use what's needed. Use ONLY what's needed. No...
Leaders INSPIRE their team to want to step up.
Note; Motivation and inspiration are two different things. Motivation comes from within and inspiration can come from external sources.
You have your "behind your desk work" stuff you do. That alone is more than enough to keep you busy.
And then you're supposed to go and inspire your team?? YES!
Your team is craving something. Do you know what it is?
Do you really not know?
You DO know.
They desire to do more than exchange wages for work.
They are bent on being a part of something larger than themselves.
They want more. More what? Happiness. Appreciation. Clarity. Trust. Challenge. Reward. Pay. Camaraderie. Success. Wins. More everything! (like you)
They want to be elevated.
They want to grow as people.
They want to truly be seen. And heard.
You want to be a better leader. Great!
It will feel like satisfying the itch to make a difference.
You will have a deep sense of satisfaction.
You will know your life and work mattered.
You will feel fulfilled.
To be an inspiring leader, you must first be inspired.
Becoming THAT leader starts with the desire to make a positive impact on people. That's followed by making a decision to...
Oh my - sometimes I think it's a good thing no one knows what I'm really thinking!
Or else or they'll think I'm crazy and don't have my act together! Especially my clients. Crap! What if they know I struggle with the same stuff they struggle with? Would I still be fit to coach them?
Short answer: YES, I am.
Who better to speak to how to deal with something than someone who deals with it or has dealt with it?
Longer answer: We have certain struggles that may never go away. Like -...
There is work underneath the work - tasks, routines, habits and rituals that do not appear to directly reflect on the bottom line of productivity. In fact, on the surface they appear to take time away from productivity. However, they have a profound, positive impact on productivity, success, happiness and more.
It's easy to deflect them. It's tempting to say "not now," "later," or "I'm too busy."
That's what most people do. But YOU'RE NOT MOST PEOPLE!
Have you ever made a DECISION that you were all in?
That can be annoying to hear. LOL
Let's get clear on what making a decision DOESN'T get you.
When you make a DECISION to achieve something it doesn't mean you're on auto-perfect.
It doesn't mean you automatically start taking perfect action, all the time, every time.
Making a DECISION means you...
Sometimes I don't really want to workout. Yesterday was one of those days. I heard my whiny voice start coming through saying things like "this is hard," "it hurts," and "I want to quit."
Then the stronger voice came through and said "I choose to do this." "I choose to finish this workout even though it hurts." "Yes it hurts so do 3 more reps." "I choose strength." "I choose to get better, stronger." "I choose to be a person who...
And it feels so freakin good!
One of my favorite WINS is when I have a client with a win.
And it can come in so many forms.
She confidently took a stand and declared THIS is who I am and choose to be. She knows exactly how to fill in the blank behind "I am..." And she is MILES ahead of where she was five and a half short months ago - mired in fear and sadness.
Today, we worked on anchoring even deeper the powerful...
I took a film appreciation class is college. I thought how cool is it that I can get college credit for watching movies??? (Don't tell my Dad )
I didn't really care for the movies we had to watch (no Tom Cruise involved) but I did walk away with a key phrase: "suspension of disbelief."
Any good movie-goer knows: to really get into a story that, if we're being honest, would NEVER really happen, you must have a suspension of disbelief. That, and have POPCORN! .