The Power Couple: Passion + Action

I see this a lot. Individuals either have a lot of interest, excitement, and passion or they are driven to take tons of action – but not both. Passion alone, can lead to unchanneled enthusiasm that can veer into drama. Action, by itself, can feel like a burden, as effort can seem endless without the pop of joy.

The power come in the combo of Passion + Action. Your passion can create the direction, motivation, and strategic vision while the action can turn your dreams into concrete accomplishments.

Do it.

Warmly,
Anita

Success Requires Courage

I have friend who was in a very solid role inside a global company. That said, there was a major reorg in her company and a new manager was hired who didn’t really like or value my friend. On top of this, her husband lost his job.

Now most people would have hunkered down, been quiet, and readjusted her goals. Not my friend. Instead, she set a really big goal and did the things she needed to grow her capacity, skills, and confidence. How did she do that? Well, one big factor was courage.

I am happy to report that my friend moved to a new company with higher role, more influence, and greater compensation.

Courage made her bold and the decision process she employed made her practical.

Have a great day,
Anita

The Space to Breakthrough

I was having lunch with a friend today. He was sharing  how he has been waiting for an ah-ha moment to be able to see his next move. At first, he wanted to do a bunch of things and act in ways to find this next Big Thing. Yet a wise mentor told him that he needed to step out of what he ordinarily does and put himself in situations he had never been in before.

My friend is up for the challenge and he and I both know that breakthroughs need space, a doubt free zone, and the support from others who will love you whether you breakthrough or not.

Warmly,
Anita

Leading Success

I was chatting with a friend recently. His company has gone through a merger and the employees of the acquired company is (shall we say) less than cooperative. This man’s frustration is running high because of the lack of action by his new colleagues.

To his credit, my friend realizes that he has been negatively judging his new co-workers and has to stop. Instead, he is looking at places where his preconceived notions can be a pivot point to new and more productive relationships.

Have a great day,
Anita

You Can’t Win – Or Can You?

I have been meeting with people who have a “hidden” dream that they believe is impossible. They never pursue it (even a little), so it’s not clear if the goal is achievable or not. Living in that limboland is unfair to you and to those who want you to succeed.

So be honest with yourself. What do you really want to do? You can experiment a bit before committing full out. Who knows, you could win grandly.

Warmly,
Anita

Success Requires Putting a Line in the Sand

I was working with someone today who is very flexible and is open to many options. While on the surface, this could seem brilliant, it’s quite the opposite. In today’s world, individuals want to support others who have a firm idea of where they want to go and the specific value they bring.

So if you are not advancing the way you would like and/or not receiving the support you thought you would – perhaps it’s time to choose what you want to do and where you want to be.

Putting that line in the sand can help you created success and happiness.

Thanks,
Anita