Waiting in Action

I am a big believer that waiting is an obvious sign of procrastination. “What the heck are you waiting for?” is a question that comes very naturally to me.

Yet waiting can have a very different purpose. If you allow it, waiting can be a powerful and active. It can create the space for the next life-changing discovery, give you the energy boost to complete a current project, or envision your next big dream.

Enjoy waiting this weekend,
Anita

Book Update:

The book, “What I Wish I Had Known Earlier in My Career,” can now be easily downloaded. The download is free. Please share the link (http://whatiwishihadknown.org) as widely as you would like. Thanks a lot!

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Change Your Focus or Fail

If you look outside yourself and hope that others or circumstances will change, you won’t succeed at a high level.

The most successful people look at themselves first, see what needs to be modified, and have the courage to take action. The results are amazing. Impossible is not an option and blame is a rare occurrence.

My challenge to you and myself is to question assumptions about what is truly possible, look for the problems and solutions internally, and have the courage to actually implement this approach.

Not to be cliché, but win within and you will succeed broadly.

Thanks,
Anita

Book Update:

The book, “What I Wish I Had Known Earlier in My Career,” can now be easily downloaded. The download is free. Please share the link (http://whatiwishihadknown.org) as widely as you would like. Thanks a lot!

Is Your Dream Big Enough?

I was chatting with my friend, Noriko, last Saturday and the conversation veered toward dreams. Not the kind you have while you are sleeping, but the ones you hold close to your heart. “Is your dream big enough?” she asked. Wow. I hadn’t thought about that question in a long time. I must confess that my dreams of late have been a bit on the light side. So, I spent the rest of the weekend thinking about (and maybe even obsessing on) what I want my dream to be and how to make it big enough to show the power of my life.

Well, tomorrow I have a meeting that could just take my dream to a whole new level. Really exciting!

What’s your dream and how can you make it as BIG as your value?

Go for it now,
Anita

For more – www.whatIwishIhadknown.org

Where’s the Gratitude?

I have been developing some new programming and have upped my level of reading books on career and leadership development. While there is great content, I noticed, with few exceptions, that a discussion of gratitude was sadly missing. What an amazing gap that can be filled by you if you focus your attention on finding, recognizing, and expressing appreciation in your work. Not the “let’s give everyone a mug to communicate gratitude” approach, but the real, genuine, and specific kind of appreciation.

What can you do to express gratitude in your professional life? Can’t wait to hear from you.

Have a great day,
Anita

For more – www.whatIwishIhadknown.org

Money is Just the Start

I was on the bus this morning and thinking about money. Money is important – of course. It provides the means to have the things we need – food, clothing, and shelter and more. Yet I see how many people (myself included – at times) see it as the endgame and are frustrated when more isn’t forthcoming.

So I am taking a different approach – focusing on what value can I bring to an audience who cares about it. Then I decide what I want to provide, find people who are thrilled to have it, and deliver more than they expect.

Think about the possibilities as we each do this.

Have a great Monday,
Anita

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Know Your Strengths, Increase Your Success

I woke up this morning at 3am. While it was not planned, it was profoundly enlightening. I had been struggling with the structure of my next book and this all came together in the middle of the night. I was approaching my next book project without leveraging my strengths – duh? Really double duh? I am most productive when I break things down into mini-steps. These small steps help me reduce my sense of overwhelm, create a platform for growth and rapid advancement, and give me lots of opportunities to celebrate my successes.

So now, I am mapping out the project plan for book two with renewed vigor, excitement, and determination. Will keep you posted on my progress.

Where can you leverage your strengths beginning today?

Have a great weekend,
Anita

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Will You Succeed?

Several years ago, a friend questioned my commitment to have the things that I wanted in life. First, I was shocked. Then, I felt upset with him – like it was his fault that I seemed half-hearted. Finally, I realized that Dennis was right – I liked a lot of things, was talented in many areas, but hadn’t truly devoted myself and my resources to one path.

After my disappointment, frustration, and dip in confidence waned, I decided to focus on what I love and do best. I even created a purpose statement: “To learn and share what I learn with others in ways that encourage them to go after their dreams.” Having this purpose as my anchor, I can choose different projects – which on the surface could look rather unrelated, but underneath are clearly, deeply, and profoundly interconnected.

Purpose leads to success and happiness – so what’s yours?

Have a great day,
Anita

 

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