“We have met the enemy and he is us” Walt Kelly, From the Pogo comic strip Do you find yourself tugged in two different directions? One direction is comfortable, safe, and known, but boring, tired, or done. The other direction is new, your next big move and scary! It means that you must make aContinue reading “Leadership Moments: Get Out of Your Own Way”
Leadership is a series of moments in life that defines our character and the impact we have on others in our corner of the world. A leadership moment is when we are intentional about what we say or do and that decision either builds or destroys. A moment like when: You told someone thatContinue reading “Leadership Moments”
What do you see when you look in the mirror? Do you see yourself as someone who can do, who is capable, big and brave, or someone who can’t, someone who is incapable, timid, and small?
I love this Chinese proverb because it says so much in so few words. It highlights the importance of what kind of light we shine in the world. What we put into our body and mind is what comes out, and what the world sees.
There is something about cleaning out clutter. Some people are great at maintaining a clutter free life. I don’t know any of those people. I go through clutter free periods, but then the clutter builds again. I always feel better after I’ve removed clutter. I have a habit of saving things, just in case-you neverContinue reading “Clear out the clutter”
Whether you are in the trenches, at the top of the organization, at home, or in the community, sometimes you need a cheerleader. A cheerleader is: An enthusiastic and vocal supporter of someone or something, to encourage you to reach your goal, win a point, lift your spirits when you are feeling down, and supportContinue reading “Sometimes you need a cheerleader”
Why Transitions? Why this topic? This last year was full of transitions for me, and now we are entering a transition season-fall, and the beginning of the school year. We may face one huge transition, smaller ones, or a bombardment of transitions, one after another.
You’ve probably seen something like this floating around the internet. I really like this visual because it is a reminder that our brain really is like a computer. We program and control it by what we put into our head (thoughts, feelings, emotions, and beliefs).
I love that we can change our mindset to change our lives. Because we can choose how to think and react, we can have so much control over how we want our lives to look like.
For some, when something is hard, uncomfortable, or scary, the tendency is to give up. For others it is the kick that they need to keep going because they know that the breakthrough is coming. They double up on their efforts to train the quit out of themselves and keep going.