Divisiveness Starts From Within

I hear again and again: that the world is divisive. Some people believe that this serious discord is caused by our institutions and if only they would change, the world would be better. At some level, those individuals are right – and it’s far from the whole story.

Organizations are made up of people, so what if each of us looks at any “disunity” inside our own heart? I have seen when the change emanates from within, the environment changes for the better.

Do it as an experiment.

Warmly,
Anita

You Are Better Than You Know

Each of us has an opinion of ourselves. For some it’s inflated, yet most actually discount their talents, skills, and abilities.

While I don’t recommend that you pretend to be more that you are, just be accurate. Being accurate requires that you fully share the precious value that you are. We then all benefit.

Have a great day,
Anita

Succeed Together

Shortly after I finished my MBA, I attended a professional development training course. One of the first exercises we did was about expanding your capacity. I was all for learning this, as my job was overwhelming with the number of hours required and all I needed to know.

The instructor asked me to hold a series of items that she continued to put in my arms until I started to drop them. Then she showed me how if we worked together, we could hold more. One plus one ended up being greater than two.

What a powerful lesson for me and I hope for you!

Have a great day,
Anita

Responsible for Greater Success

I was with a group of people recently who were discussing change and who was responsible – especially for those really BIG things. A twenty something friend said it best, “I am the one to effect change. It’s up to me. I will do what is right in front of me.”

Wow. My friend said it all. Don’t wait for anyone to take responsibility. You do it in ways that facilitate change and create success today not some time in the future.

The time is now and your capabilities, talents, and courage are needed so that we can all succeed.

Thank you in advance,
Anita

“Get To” Success

I was walking around the other day thinking to myself – “I have to do this and I have to do that”. Ugh!. I was exhausted just thinking about all that needed to accomplish that day.

Then, I remembered something my friend, Vicki, told me years ago. “It’s not a have to do, but a get to do.” When I shifted my perspective, I perked up, dove in, and completed what I hoped for and more. While this approach isn’t magic, it may my day so much better. Perhaps it could do the same for yours.

Have a great day,
Anita

How Confidence Wins Over Doubt

Well, let’s first talk about when confidence gets eroded. Whenever you begin to compare yourself to others, it’s really easy for your confidence to go down. Why wouldn’t it?!? There is invariably going to be at least one person who is more capable than you, me, and most others.

So, instead, zero in on your strengths and think about one area of your life where you are already really good. Focus on that and make this comparison – where you are today versus where you were yesterday. Even if you took a tiny step forward, you can celebrate the progress which WILL boost your capacity, courage, and confidence.

Have a great day,
Anita