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It Took Me Almost 30 Years to Learn This

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I turned another year older yesterday and to celebrate, I wanted to share one lesson that has taken the support of experts and years to learn, and I’m still working on it.

How to label and work through my emotions.

For some reason, when I was a kid, I decided that feelings were bad. Whenever I had a strong emotional reaction to something, I would get angry at myself, making myself feel worse. I couldn’t even name what I was feeling beyond I’m frustrated, or I’m mad.

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Setting a Goal Isn't Enough

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2020 is the year in which I'm focusing on Exponential Value and Visibility.  A huge part of being able to achieve this is reflecting on how far I have come and celebrating my progress. You can follow my journey to experience my vision here. 

 

Setting a goal is not enough.

Last week I shared my process of setting up my year for success.

I wanted to outline one exercise that has kept me motivated and focused.  I try to model this approach for my...

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My Mid-Year Review Practice Part 2

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2020 is the year in which I'm focusing on Exponential Value and Visibility.  A huge part of being able to achieve this is reflecting on how far I have come and celebrating my progress. You can follow my journey to experience my vision here. 

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  1. Document Check
  2. Q2 Check
  3. Midyear Review
  4. Next Steps

Document Check

I try to take the time to document my progress in many different ways, so I start off by reviewing things I have already...

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I Want to Speak Better

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Being able to communicate and connect with all types of stakeholders is key to being a successful leader. The most important component might be building our self-awareness to understand where we stand and how we can improve. Communicating, like all soft skills, is like a muscle that needs to be worked out.

As a leader, one of the responsibilities I had that would scare the heck out of me was speaking.  Whether I had to lead a team meeting or have a press conference, I was always...

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(Re)build Your Routine

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As a leader, I sometimes spend more time doing things for others than myself.

What have I learned?

I must help myself before helping others.

Having a routine has helped me with making sure I can show up for myself and others.

Routines allow us to develop habits that match our goals while helping us eliminate habits that keep us from reaching our full potential.

Ready to make a change?

Start by downloading my free resource to start to work out your routine.

Next, watch my video from an...

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My Five Top Tips to Stay on Top of Your Goals

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I'm super excited to share a recent webinar I put together for She Leads Africa on Staying Motivated on Your Road to Goal-Setting.  I outline five things you can keep in mind to keep moving forward:

  1. Define Your Why
  2. Set Aspirational but Appropriate Goals
  3. Embody Success
  4. Ask for Help
  5. Track Progress and Evolve

Click to watch the 33-minute video below.

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You can find my slides here.

Let me know which of the five thoughts I shared you are going to implement today.

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Taking my LinkedIn to the Next Level

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2020 is the year in which I'm focusing on Exponential Value and Visibility.  A huge part of being able to achieve this is transforming my vision and theme into actionable and achievable goals. One of my first goals was to make sure my online presence was consistent and communicated my value.  You can follow my journey to live my vision here.

LinkedIn has been amazing for me over the last few years.  I mention how investing time, energy, and resources into my LinkedIn...

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How Well Positioned is Your Career?

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Wherever you are in your career - how well positioned are you?

Beyond technical skills and the obvious of course.

To get a job and keep it, you need more than technical skills.

In October 2019 I was asked to be part of a panel on career positioning in the digital age alongside representatives from the largest banks and financial institutions in Nigeria including Ecobank.

Before the panel, I was given the opportunity to present my thoughts on the most important skills for CFA (Chartered...

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What My 2019 Week Looked Like

Since my full-time working for other company days, I have always tried to use themed days.  When I worked with a team, I would set aside specific days for different teams and administrative tasks.  My team knew I only had HR and people related conversations on Wednesday unless it was urgent. Themed days allow me to keep on top of all recurring parts of my business and different projects.  Over the last year, I have tried to do the same.  I plan to update my 2020 Week based...

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Investing in Myself for Others

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Since 2017 I have invested over $50k into my personal and professional development

So, I was initially shocked (and scared to share this) when I calculated the numbers, but I was really curious and inspired by a coach I have worked with who has done something similar.  I invested a little over $25k in mostly coaching and consulting related education and business development if I remove the $30k I spent on my leadership-focused MBA.  

So far, I have invested in:

  • Therapy
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