Focus, Focus, and Focus Some More

It’s easy to start things and much more challenging to keep going when the newness wears off.

That’s where focus comes in. The more you have it, the more you can mobilize your energy, resources, and relationships. Then you will succeed. Go out and WIN!

Warmly,
Anita

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Bend, But Don’t Break

As you pursue your goals, push to the point where you stretch yourself and your relationships – but not to the point where things break.

A point to ponder.

Warmly,
Anita

Your Questions Drive Your Success

However you frame your questions, they will drive your responses, your narrative, and ultimately your success. Ask a question that raises negative answers (or, even worse, negative feelings)  – and you could derail your internal motivation and support from others.

So before you ask your next question, is it one that could open up the minds and hearts of those who hear it – or shut them down cold? Do the first and you can advance your career, deepen your relationships, and change your world. It’s up to you.

Have a great day,
Anita

Are You Courage-Ready?

Many people have huge aspirations, yet fewer achieve their goals and dreams. Some individuals feel they don’t have access to resources they need,yet this is rarely the problem. It’s often the “excuse” for feeling they don’t have enough courage. Please remember that courage isn’t a lack of fear: it’s a acting in the face of fear (which you can do incrementally).

Have a great day,
Anita

What If the Opportunity You Want is CLOSED

I was just with a group of MBA students who are interested in a field that is shrinking. As the panel of professionals in the field painted a less than rosy picture of the future, the people in the room looked more and more and more discouraged. I believe that some decided to give up on their goal are having a career in the field.

Yet one person had a very different expression on his face, he actually looked super determined. When he and I chatted after the panel, he seemed seemed almost giddy with the prospect of finding a point of entry when few exist.

I would say that my new friend made a deeper commitment and is preparing himself for a long-haul with tenacity, focus, and perseverance. I bet he will make it.

Have a great day,
Anita

Is Your Growth in the Right Place?

It has been said that you grow where you put your focus

Sit down and see on which topics are you giving the most attention.

This is your future.

Is this where you want to be? If not, what do you need to do to re-focus?

Have a great day,
Anita

The Sledgehammer of Negativity

It’s very “interesting” how when you set a big goal, obstacles that reflect your inner fears emerge in the most unlikely places.

Over the last few years, I have been conducting research and creating tools that help individuals drive their personal and professional advancement neurobiologically. The focus is how to concretely emphasize things that motivate your brain to support your success. Well, recently, I have leveraged this model to help others build career advocates – and how to reverse the things that derail that process.

That’s when I felt the “sledgehammer of negativity” wield its powerful impact on me. I was actually taken aback (silly me). My fear came out of my environment in the form individuals who typically care and support me – who shared just the opposite. It’s wasn’t pretty (actually it was painful) – and it wasn’t just one or two people.

After much angst and meditation, I found the gift. What I learned is that building (career) advocates is tough business. At all times, it is essential to think about the impact on the other person, never hold a grudge, and let focus, commitment, and humility be your foundation and guide.

Have a great day,
Anita