Uncompromising Respect

I was chatting with a very talented individual today who made an excellent point about respect. If you don’t “require” it, you won’t receive it and your behavior will actually discourage those around you.

When I got off the phone with her, I deeply reflected on where I ignore bits and pieces of disrespect and write them off as so small that they aren’t that important. Yet even those little things add up and the end result could land you in a place where you don’t want to be.

Take a moment to think about how you give and receive respect – or the opposite. Your behavior trains those around you.

Just a thought,
Anita

The Mega Power

There are many things that help us succeed and be happy – from appreciation to a zest for life.

However, the “R” word is one of the most impactful of all, and that’s resilience. Without it, it is easy to be swayed by the vicissitudes of.life – thrown into frustration, disappointment, and even defeat. Yet with it, challenges become fuel for growth, power, and confidence.

Have a great day,
Anita

Two Simple Strategies That Work

It’s really common sense: do what do say you are going to do and acknowledge others. When you complete these simple, accessible, and little or no cost actions, you win. Winning leads to greater confidence, happiness and wealth.

So why doesn’t everyone do this? It’s clearly not that they don’t know what to do. I believe that many people are looking for something more complicated, complex, and weighty. Perhaps those things can work, too – but why not go for what works today and will for eons to come.

Thanks for reading this,
Anita

The Power of New Goals

Some people love to set goals and yet others shy away from them, especially when life is filled with obstacles.

However, this is precisely the time to step up and write out a new goal. Doing so, will help you propel forward, increase your capacity, and expand your confidence – all of which will prepare you for something even bigger in the future.

Have a great week,
Anita

Too Much Too Soon – Beware

I was chatting with someone this week who was stymied by his lack of progress in getting help from others. He shared his email communication with me and he was clearly asking for more than the new relationship could support. What became clear to both of us was that his too big request was literally sending the person away, derailing the hope of a connection, and compromising the reputation of the askee.

So, before you request something, be sure you are asking the right person and what you are asking for is appropriate for the relationship at that stage – along with it being REALLY easy for the person to say “yes”. When you do, both parties will feel good about the interchange and be open to sharing more – now and into the future.

Have a great weekend,
Anita

Advancement At Any Age

At least weekly, individuals tell me that they are either too young or too old to do something. While there are age constraints in a variety of activities, in many cases there are not.

Yesterday after work, I had the opportunity to meet with a remarkable woman who is decades past the traditional retirement. I was there with another individual to offer this woman a leadership position in a volunteer organization that is having a very positive impact around the globe.

Her reply to the offer was, “yes and I hope I can do enough.” I know that she will do a great job because the people to whom she will lead respect and admire this woman tremendously.

Way to go, friend!

So what have you back burnered because of age? Time to reconsider and even charge ahead.

Have a great day,
Anita