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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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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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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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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:

  1. ...

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Something I Learned the Hard Way

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In my last post, I shared the importance of awareness and how it has been key to my growth.  

Awareness is a critical component of what I teach.  

It is the first thing I cover with clients.

I wanted to introduce you to the basic framework I take my clients through no matter the new habit or approach they are trying to build: 

  1. Cultivate Self-Awareness - I love creating a safe space for my clients to learn more about themselves and using what they have learned to get...

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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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Feeling a Bit Unmotivated?

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So am I.

When I feel a bit off, distracted, nervous, or want to make sure I accomplish something significant, I stop and set mini-intentions using my five senses. 

Let me break it down for you:

  1. What do I want to see? 
  2. What do I want to hear? 
  3. What do I want to smell? 
  4. What do I want to taste? 
  5. What do I want to feel/touch?

Now, let me apply it to how I prepare for group sessions I facilitate: 

  1. I see smiling faces and nodding.
  2. I hear vulnerable questions and...

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