Side by Side Success

There are partners of all kinds who are so enamored with each other they “forget” to question, challenge, and drive each other to greater levels of advancement. If this sounds like you, consider another approach: walk side by side with your associate. Then you can advance independently together.

Think about it.

Warmly,
Anita

Focus on the Right Things to Win

Earlier in my career, I hit a rough patch and I was determined to fix it immediately. My mentor gave me some sage. He suggested that instead of putting all of my attention on the setback, I would be better off taking a little bit of time to understand what went wrong and then refocusing the majority of my attention on what I wanted to create for my future. Doing this gave me a goal and the courage and motivation to go after it and win.

Something to think about.

Warmly,
Anita

Are You Giving Your Best?

It’s easy to write out your goal, get really excited about it, and then consciously or unconsciously not give it your all. This is not a criticism, but an observation I see myself do  – and many others as well.

While there may be many reasons for this, the biggest one is a fear of failure – with the notion (perhaps erroneous) that you can’t REALLY fail if you hold back. So, here’s what I do: I scale back my goal in the short term to build a series of smaller successes to get me to my bigger goal (sometimes faster than expected.)

Set yourself up to win – and you will increase your chances.

Have a good day,
Anita

Unhelpful or Helpful?

I have this tendency – to allow myself to be swayed by people and situations that could be perceived as negative. The operative phrase here is “could be perceived as negative”. Not actually negative, but my attitude makes me feel that it’s a foregone conclusion.

So, I am taking a different approach these days. Instead of embracing the potentially negative side of a person or situation, I am asking myself if my perspective  is helpful or unhelpful. If my take is encouraging me to take value-creating action, then I keep it. If not, then I choose to shift.

Have a great day,
Anita

The Distraction of Setbacks

Working on a goal can be very motivating as long as things are going your way. Yet, invariably there will be setbacks (bigger and smaller). The key is to not let them distract or even derail you. Your focus and remembering why the goal is important are key -and to be always looking for the lessons that will help you grow your courage, capacity, and successes.

Have a great day,
Anita

Is Your Goal Clear?

Having a focus with your primary goal for 2017 will certainly drive you to achieve to the outcome you desire. Yet, you will need others to help you with information, support, and resources. In order gain their support, you goal will need to be clear, concrete, and most importantly understand to others. So today, refine your goal so that when you share it, those around you will know what you need and jump in to help you. Make it simple, easy, and relevant to them.

Have a great day,
Anita