A deeper look at the Small Business Hero’s Journey Thinking of leaving your corporate job to go out on your own? There are many things to consider. Here’s an overview of some of those things in A Hero’s Journey: Starting A Small Business. Let’s take a deeper look at the journey. The first question I would […]
Self awareness is the foundation of any powerful / successful leader. We are not often given the time nor opportunity to increase our self awareness.
In this world of action and results – who has time for reflection?
You do! That is, if you want to improve your leadership skills. You can not change that which you are not aware.
That is what Brian discovered after the reviewing the results of his recent 360 feedback survey. It wasn’t just one thing that needed to change, it was a lot of little things. What surprised Brian the most, was that he wasn’t even aware of his behaviors, let alone their impact.
Read more to learn what simple tool we used to start making change happen!
Your inner critic can be very helpful – or hurtful. The inner critic can help you to become a better person / manager / partner; or can keep you from growing -letting life and opportunity pass you by. The difference? How you connect with, relate with, and respond to your inner critic. Take the critic and make her an ally.
Just as you would develop a relationship with a friend, connecting to and turning your critic into an ally takes time and deliberate focus. The result is a more creative, innovative, and healthier you!
How to develop a healthy relationship with your inner critic
This post is a little different. I’m taking my own advise and doing one thing different today….I hope you enjoy this departure.
There once was a dragon that was lost at birth by its parents and raised among farm animals. It grew up to eat grass and walk the fields like other tame beasts.
One day an older dragon flew over the fields, breathing fire and scattering all the animals in the barnyard. The young dragon on the ground was fascinated and frozen in its tracks. The older dragon, spying its young cousin, swooped down, grabbed the younger one in its huge jaws, and flew far up into the sky.
what is a sweet spot?
Many years ago, I took a couple of golf lessons. Yep, laugh all you want, but at least I tried! There’s one thing that stuck with me: finding the sweet spot. In golf the sweet spot is the best surface on the club face that, if you strike the ball right there, you’ll hit a beautiful drive. Yeah, right! Let’s just say I could see the sweet spot, but could not execute on the theory. Now I just like to golf on those courses with the windmills – if you know what i mean.
sweet spot for work
What I took away from that experience, was that there is a sweet spot in other areas of your life – like work. No, really. There is! Stay with me on this.
Do you feel under utilized? overworked? bored? have a general feeling of angst in your daily work? I know why…..do you? You’re feeling angst because you are not working in your sweet spot.