Is Your Team Leading You to Success or Failure?

It’s a funny thing about the people with whom we “hang out”. They become influencers in our lives.

So a really important question to ask yourself: do you like them, respect them, and want the life and relationships they have?

If yes, wonderful. Keep deepening, expanding, and appreciating those individuals.

If no, decide the life you want and find people who support that direction. Then value, acknowledge, and support them.

Have a great day,
Anita

Have You Reached Your Limit?

You may be thinking: “Yes, I have reached my limit with someone or something that may be bugging me.”

Yet, this is not what I have in mind with this question. My question is about: Have you reached your ultimate capacity in each area of your life? If you are alive and breathing, you have more to contribute to the world. This is true if you are 2 or 100+ or anything in between.

So today, take a tiny action that expands your capacity, confidence, and courage – even a teeny bit. At that point, you have a new limit – really a new starting point for whatever you do next.

Have a great day,
Anita

Do You Prefer Success or Defeat?

On the surface, this could seem like a silly question. Who wouldn’t prefer success? Yet there are people (myself included at times) who create an environment that doesn’t support victories in one or more areas of life. This can include:

  • Not setting concrete goals or having actions accessible, doable, and repeatable – given the reality of your life.
  • Having the people closest to us bringing out your weakness rather than your strengths.

So, first decide if you want to succeed and if you do, dig down to know why.

From there, set supportive goals, create actions under your control, and develop relationships that benefit you and the other person.

Have a great day,
Anita

The Encouragement Multiplier

I believe that each of us needs encouragement and I am at the front of the line. For me, I find it in books, podcasts, and, most importantly, people. Yet I learned several years ago that (for me) encouragement is most powerful if I give it first – sincerely, specifically, and often. When I do, I am instantly encouraged. What a wonderful virtuous circle!

Enjoy your day,
Anita

The Push Away Boomerang

It’s very “funny” about people, things, and circumstances we push away. The more we disregard or even reject someone or something, the more it shows up in our lives.

Instead of pushing something you don’t want, do this. First, embrace it (okay, I suspect, not what you hoped for). I am not saying love whatever it is, just pause and acknowledge the person or circumstance. Second, find the gift or learning and make the most of it.

When you do these things, you will accelerate through the less than pleasant time and get a better and better understanding of what you want. Then, focus on THAT – the good stuff.

Have a great day,
Anita

What’s Your PIQ?

In my work, I talk to students and alumni at Chicago Booth about the impact of their work. Yet, I rarely think of my PIQ or Positive Impact Quotient. PIQ is the sum of all of the value you create for others and yourself minus the negative impact you may have if you discourage, dismiss, or disparage others.

So as you go through your day, pause for a moment and think of the impact and implications of your next word or action. Will it make your PIQ go down or up? Than action accordingly.

Have a great day,
Anita