Take advantage of your fears. If you’re not afraid, you’re not human. Everyone is afraid of something. Besides… Fears tend to evolve and change over time. A young child might be afraid of the dark. A middle-aged man is afraid of embarrassing himself during a speech. A newborn is afraid of loud noises. All other fears are learned. What have you learned to be afraid of? Well my leadership mavens… Let’s turn the tables and start to take advantage of your fears.: 1. Determine why you’re afraid If you’re afraid of falling off a cliff and dying, your fear might […]
Sometimes it might feel as though you will never find your life purpose. There is so much to do in your everyday life that it seems there is not enough time to even get the basics done. Besides, the world’s problems are so big and overwhelming, what can one leadership maven do?
Sometimes, we can be our greatest enemy. But sometimes, we can be our greatest asset. While it is normal to want to succeed in life, it is very easy to put a great deal of pressure on ourselves to achieve what we want, especially being a leader. But there is a fine line between driving yourself to reach a goal and drive yourself crazy. There comes a time when you need to back off for a minute. Knowing when that is, and how to do it, will keep you from the kind of breakdown that comes from too […]
Learning to be assertive in life is one of the most important skills you can develop as a leader. Studies have shown that being assertive can lead to a whole host of benefits, from increased self-confidence to better relationships and improved mental & physical health. Before you start, it is important that you understand what being assertive means. Psychologists define assertiveness as being able to express yourself effectively and stand up for your point of view, while respecting the rights and beliefs of others. The basis of assertiveness is mutual respect and honesty. Assertive communications are straightforward and know […]
You might think that creativity is something that you do not have. So many people say, “I don’t have a creative bone in my body”. But everyone has the ability to be creative; and it is not just good for the soul to sketch, needlepoint Pikachu into a pillow, or paint. Creativity comes in all forms, and it has some unexpected benefits for your life! It Can Help You Solve ProblemsFostering your creativity trains your brain to be more adaptable and flexible in dealing with all sorts of problems and issues. Not just how to get that pot completely balanced […]
The art of practicing gratitude is just that, an art. It is not always easy to feel thankful, especially when things are not going your way. But oddly enough, an attitude of gratitude might be just what the doctor ordered. Not only does being grateful lead to a higher rate of contentment in your personal life, but it assures better sleep and even brings down levels of depression through the production of dopamine in the brain. But rewiring brain neurons sometimes takes some effort, sort of like building up a new routine or habit; especially if you are […]
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!