Stand Up For What You Really Want

I was working on a project with someone. I invested a lot time during the process. When I received the output of our collaboration, I was deeply disappointed and no longer wanted to participate. This was especially true when the originator of the project brushed off my concerns as “no big deal”. With prompting from a smart associate, I realized that I could make my portion of the project what I wanted it to be. I sat down and rewrote it and felt much better when I did. Now, I don’t know if it will be accepted. If it is, great. If it isn’t, then I believe what I wrote will create more value somewhere else.

Honor yourself, your values, and your ideas.

Have a good day,
Anita

Narrow is Key to Success

I was chatting with someone today who has BIG plans that are not being achieved. The more I spoke to him, the clearer it became to me that his success was in direct proportion to his willingness to narrow his message and connect to the audience who could become deeply committed to his product.

I think narrow is the most direct path to success – if you have the courage.

Warmly,
Anita

High Performing Success

I was chatting with someone recently who was moving so fast, his life seemed like a blur. This could have been fun if he was achieving his goals, but he was not. When we chatted, it became clear that he was doing so many things, he “forgot” to prioritize his actions. The funny thing is action of any kind, can feel like progress – but it isn’t necessarily so.

So now, he evaluates his to-do list before committing to anything – and his progress is better than even he expected.

Warmly,
Anita

Success on the Other Side

I was chatting with someone, let’s call her Laney, who was incredibly frustrated by a colleague who just couldn’t see her point of view. As Laney and I talked, it became clear to both of us that she was doing the same thing to her colleague that she believed he was doing to her – not listening and closed to having her mind changed. The next time the two of them met, Laney really listened and found a tiny bit of common ground. That became a foundation for more to follow.

Success can be found in places that seem unlikely, at best, if you listen with an open mind and heart and be determined to find areas of agreement and value.

Warmly,
Anita