Gratitude is the Secret Sauce of Success

As I think back to this day (2.16), many years ago, when I was crushed by an elevator, my life was a struggle until I was able to feel gratitude. While is was far from easy, without it, I would be living in that loss instead of creating an even better life.

Thank you for all who helped me see what was possible.

Warmly,
Anita

Success Engagement

If you are like me, you find something you want to learn about and dive deeply into finding the person who can help you. My enthusiasm can take over and I need to remind myself that the person is an actual human being – way more than just a conduit to the resources and information I want and need.

When you authentically demonstrate that you value the other person – with care, respect, and appreciation – your opportunities can expand exponentially and you will feel wonderful in the process.

Have a great day,
Anita

Anita

The Success of Change

You may be thinking that I am going to talk about the success of a change management project. Well no, at least not the big corporate transformational programs you might have experienced.

This change project is individual and internal. It starts with your seeing what you want to have different and taking babysteps to make it happen. Even with incremental changes, there is often resistance and the only way to transform the situation is by changing your heart. As squishy as this may seem, it is incredibly practical to look for the locus of change inside of yourself. Once you do, the world around can respond affirmatively.

Have a great day,
Anita

The Power of Upside Down Gratitude

I find it super easy to thank individuals for good stuff like – happy times, compliments, and wonderful people. Who wouldn’t, right?

Yet, there is another untapped area of good things. This is the power of upside down gratitude. Upside down gratitude is the value you can find in the not-so-positive and embrace it as crucial to your success and happiness. This requires courage, commitment, and a desire to take the lessons and leverage this for your greater good and the best for others.

Warmly,
Anita

If You’re Not Breaking Through . . .

Have you been working on a goal and not making the progress you hope? Do you feel you have been making every effort and zero benefits?

Here are a couple of questions to ask yourself:

  • Are you all in or are you splitting your attention among a variety of goals? If this is the case, you could be dissipating your time, energy, and other resources. So focus.
  • Could you be feeling any resentment today any people, organizations, or circumstances? If yes, immediately find at least one thing you appreciate. Please do this or you could be stuck forever.

Have a great day,
Anita

Who’s Got Your Back?

You have a clear goal, are prepared to take essential actions for success, and are ready to track your success. With all of this effort, are you making the progress that you desire? If not, consider asking for help.

Separate the things that you need to do into two categories – things you are good at and areas where you are not skilled. Look at the second group and see who has the talents to help you and would welcome the opportunity. Ask them and of course, remember to show how much you appreciate what they are doing for you.

Have a great day,
Anita.

Elevate to Excel

Did you achieve what you wanted to in the last 12 months?

I suspect that the answer is “yes” and “no”.

Celebrate the successes – big and small. Also, look at the misses and see what babysteps you can take – that are interesting, absolutely accessible, and elevate your confidence, capacity, and courage – to help you bridge the gaps.

Then – go for it.

Warmly,
Anita