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Your Weaknesses Don't Matter

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Ok, that is not entirely true, but what I want to suggest is that you focus on how best to leverage your strengths instead.

I love using assessments to learn more about myself and to share how others can use me more effectively.

This week I wanted to share an assessment I sometimes use with my clients:

How You Self Sabotage

I love this assessment because it gives you the vocabulary to talk about some of the things that hold us back.  

When I need to help a leader explain some of the...

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I'm My Own Worst Enemy

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 This is just who I am

 I can’t change

 I can’t do any better

Those are all versions statements I used to tell myself and mutter to others when I was afraid or feeling uncomfortable.


Now when I say those statements to myself, I get really curious and start to ask myself:

Is this true?

Is this statement holding me back?

 Am I just afraid and starting to get close to the edge of my comfort zone?

 

I find that usually, I am my own worst enemy.

A lot of my...

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Let’s Give Better Feedback

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Feedback is a key component of being a better leader and human in general.  

Sometimes it seems like it is easier to give feedback than it is to receive.  

I have found both to be difficult.

If you are looking for a few questions to give feedback, even if it is to yourself check out the questions below.

START HERE

  • What do you expect?
  • What is she/he/you doing well?
  • How is he/she/you not meeting expectations?
  • What you want him/her/yourself to do differently
  • What support...

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Is Money the Only Thing that Motivates You?

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I would argue that it isn’t.

I’ve worked in places where they tried throwing money at the problem and it didn’t turn out well.

I’ve learned that each person (and employee) might need to be recognized and acknowledged in a different way

And we have to get comfortable with that fact.

Here are some thoughts around different rewards and approaches:

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LET ME KNOW

Do you have any other ideas of what could be a great reward or incentive?

 

Share this with someone who...

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Try to Stay in the Present

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Time is the most precious resource we have and we tend to waste it on regretting the past or being anxious about the future.  

Mindfulness is all about making the most of your present time.  

I used to think it was a super complicated concept that involved long meditations and chanting.

I have learned, and now teach, super simple techniques you can implement right away so you can take into account your past but make the most of your present to maximize your future results....

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I ❤️ Getting Things Done

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I get even more done when I am able to bring others along.

One of the many productivity issues I experienced as a leader was firefighting.

I would rush from task to task, not even completing one before I would think of something I needed to do, or a member of my team would interrupt me.

Even now I sometimes get off track and feel rushed to finish a project or have a conversation with a client.

What I have learned:

There is nothing such as being ‘too busy’ - there is only...

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We are Never 100% Happy or Excited to do our Jobs.  

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Even as leaders we do not like everything we have to do.

Invoicing, building budgets, and approving spending used to be super cumbersome for me.

So I appointed someone on my team to help me with it.

Now that I work for myself, I have to make it work and have selected a specific time in my schedule to tackle it.  I even reward myself when I complete my finance-related work.

In every position, we have a range of motivation and engagement. 

We are never 100% happy or excited to do our...

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You Can’t Build an Empire or Career on Your Own

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I used to think that I could do everything on my own. 

When working as a leader at a high-growth startup, I struggled to let go of business development and sales when other members of my team could support me and connect with some clients better.

I told myself I couldn’t trust them to do as good of a job.

It was a lie.  

And I wasted time and resources.

Now, as a project-based entrepreneur, I struggled to get support to create content and post. 

I told myself that I...

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My Why

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About a year ago a friend was kind enough to attempt to help me put together a video introducing who I was and what I do. Click below to watch it

I was a reluctant and overwhelmed leader.

I felt alone.

I felt like I had to act a certain way to be taken seriously - that I was not cut out to lead.

In this video, I quickly share more about my diverse background and why I decided to work with leaders to help them connect and focus to scale - so they can thrive in their professional AND...

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They Aren't You

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That is what self-awareness is all about.

Remembering that people are not you.

And making the most of who you are.

Did you know that according to research done by an organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times bestselling author Tasha Eurich working with colleagues who aren’t self-aware can cut a team’s success in half?  

You can probably replace colleagues with any stakeholder.

There are three basic ways to start to cultivate your self-awareness:

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