Step Up: The World is Waiting

I often chat with people who aren’t sure they have enough of one thing or another to really add major value to the world. Once and for all, this just isn’t so. Each of us has many things that at least one other person needs to hear, learn from, and take action on.

So before you negate your next idea, product, or project – STOP! You could be the perfect person to do what is noodling around in your head. So do it and remember, you don’t have to do everything yourself. You can build a team to support your efforts.

Have a great day,
Anita

Are You High Value?

What does it mean to be high value?

Here is one example that might be helpful: I was talking to someone who appears to have opportunities just fall in her lap – and I wanted to know how she does it.

What became really obvious very quickly is that she did the opposite of what many people do. Instead of  jumping in to be the center of attention, my friend spends most of her time finding the value in others and authentically praising them.

What a concept!

Have a great day,
Anita

Winning Starts with You

You may want to reach a goal and achieve something important to you. Yet you could derail yourself if you wait for the right person to be your partner, cheerleader, and/or mentor. While is is essential to have support, an outside perspective, and people to complement your strengths, you will likely need to take the first step. Then other could jump in.

Have a great day,
Anita

Success = People Over Data

I heard a business professor (from the East Coast of the U.S.) share his thoughts about the demise of people – and how data is really all that matters in many fields. While this may seem shocking, it’s far from news.

Yet, I would strongly disagree. Without the people side of the equation – no matter how flawed human beings can be – so much is lost. The most successful people I have ever met are definitely more than competent on the data and financial side AND they have a knack to make others feel valued, appreciated, and important. The real power success duo is data and people – especially if you want to have a happy and enduring career and life.

Warmly,
Anita

Share Some Confidence

If you’ve ever read or heard another person’s story and it inspired you to take action where you had previously been stalled, you borrowed a bit of confidence. While you eventually needed to build your own confidence, in the short term you could ride on the tail of an individual’s triumph over a challenge.

I can tell you, from first hand experience, that learning about others’ tales, of turning obstacles into a success, was a lifeline for me in one of the most difficult times in my life. I will be eternally grateful.

So, what’s your story? Who can you encourage by sharing it? Do so and you share a bit of confidence in the process.

Have a great day,
Anita

My Greatest Opportunity

I find that I allow fear to make me procrastinate from doing certain things – personally and professionally. Yet, I don’t think fear is my real impediment: it’s actually believing that every challenge has to be dead serious – as well as its solution.

I have friends who take the opposite approach. While they take obstacles seriously, the don’t believe that solutions have to be. They create positive results with fun, joy, and a bit of mischievousness. I am learning to be less humorless and sullen and more lively and joyful. Please note: I am a work in progress.

Thanks,
Anita

Tell Your Power Story

What story do you tell about yourself, your career, and life? It is either one of advancement, victory, and growth or one that ends in loss, discouragement, and defeat. Two stories, yet often one set of circumstances. How others perceive your story depends on what you focus and whether you are the victor or victim.

Have a good day,
Anita