Without motivation, you are dead in the water. Nothing gets done, and worse, you cannot find the energy to change the situation. The last thing that you want to do is fall into the vortex of broken dreams and lost promise. You change this by simply not getting there in the first place. The trick is to STAY motivated, even when you are not feeling it. How? Stop Procrastinating Chances are if you are procrastinating, you have stopped working, and motivation is already slipping to dangerous levels. When this happens, you need to give yourself a sharp kick in the […]
Losing motivation happens to the best of us. There are tricks to staying motivated though, many of which involve taking a good hard look at your goals. With a little preparation and solid planning, there is no reason why you cannot stay motivated all the way through whatever you have set out to accomplish. How are you going to set out to achieve your amazing goal? Well my leadership mavens, lets dig into it: Start with the Big PictureWhat are you trying to accomplish? What is your eventual goal? The clearer your vision, the more likely […]
From the time that we are kids, we are pushed to want to learn everything and anything. By the time we become adults, most of us are somewhat relieved when the learning portion of our lives are over. The problem with this is, saying goodbye to learning is not always beneficial to your mind, or ever-growing skill set as a leader! There are SO many benefits to keep learning your entire life. Stopping with just a degree, can be a serious mistake. As future leadership mavens, we need to keep developing professionally and personally! Here are some benefits […]
Work, Work, Work, Work, Work! We have all felt it, the heart-searing exhaustion that isn’t so much physical, as it is mental. Where you cannot do one more thing at work, you feel out of it, the reward system that you have in place just isn’t enough to motivate you anymore. This is what is called Burn Out. It hits every one of us at one time or another. How can you avoid feeling like a dry teapot over a high flame? You just need to get motivated!
You may have heard the saying “Nobody is perfect” before. You should make this saying something to live by, it is true after all. When you make a mistake, you often learn from it. This is what makes a mistake a very valuable asset in your life. If you don’t learn from them, you will keep making the same mistake over and over until you do. As leaders, you will make a lot of mistakes over the course of your career. It is a part of the process. Therefore, you just need to take a good look at what you […]
Sometimes, it can feel almost impossible to get with it. You rush yourself through your morning routine, only to arrive at work 5 minutes late, again. That concert you wanted to see the opening act at, only to get to your seat as they are walking off stage. You are always in a rush, but you never really get anywhere on time; it is leaving you feeling dragged out, overwhelmed, and maybe even a little like a failure, and you can’t figure out why the rest of the world seems to have no issues at all with being on […]
Staying active, is a struggle that many of us have dealt with at one point in our lives or another, to make a daily habit. As leaders, we need all the extra motivation we can get! Exercise is one of those small motivators! When we exercise throughout the week, we build our bodies, keeping our energy levels high, which give us added productivity. But it is also good for us in other ways. Exercise helps you sleep better, keeps you healthier and limber as you age, and leads to better moods and overall mental health! So, how do you turn […]
We all want to be happy and healthy leadership mavens, and that starts with a healthier brain! Did you know that doing just one simple thing for only 5 minutes per day can change how your brain works? To optimize your mental processes, you just need to do one thing: Meditate. As you age, your brain undergoes many changes. On a brain scan, you can expect your brain to lose a certain amount of matter over time. This shrinkage is what causes you to forget things. It is why your brain begins to slow down, making it harder to […]