“I have a dream…” Martin Luther King Jr turned vision & dream into a goal, turning resolve into a revolution beyond what was the status quo in our country. He demonstrated patience with the understanding that big changes are never an overnight achievement. An enduring legacy to keep striving & working on what matters. As we pay tribute to his lifetime of dedication for what he started – we also recognize there’s still much that still needs changing because it matters. Taking that inspiration on a personal level, our own dream begins with a vision. When that dream is formulated […]
As this year winds down, most of us are experiencing either a sense of pride at the progress and success achieved or pangs of remorse or frustration for falling short from our set goals. At this point you can decide to write off the year or choose to spend remaining time more productively. I plan on pushing a bit harder each day for a stronger close by making the most of every remain moment, as well as laying the groundwork for 2019. I like to approach year’s end by taking time to solidifying a better foundation for next year, looking […]
As we close out 2nd quarter marking the midway point of the year, make time for some high leverage activity by reviewing the vision & mission of your priority goals. It’s an opportunity to engage & strengthen commitment to your priority goal pursuits. And – to adjust key objectives, initiatives and projects assure continued alignment driving the overarching vision and desired year-end results. If you haven’t created clear benchmarks with a ‘scoreboard’ for key projects & initiatives, how will you assess & chart progress indicators for priority goal achievement? Metrics are the benchmarks of success to keep you and your team […]
Identifying and clearly knowing our priorities is of benefit on many levels. First, clear priorities lead to better self-knowledge forming the bedrock of a more satisfying life. In addition, our priorities become a powerful guiding force serving as our internal compass. Priority focus reduces overwhelm by keeping us anchored to what matters most, and minimizes squandering valuable resources to the non-essential. Formulating priorities supported with specific goals clarifies our bigger vision, and orients us in the right direction. When our focus is guided from deeply held values, it infuses our motivation, energy and effort with the conviction of our mission. […]
This time of year seems to trigger the crazy in most of us – for reasons we know all too well, along with the auto triggers – engaging our less than stellar reactions. What IF we can just press pause to reframe what we’re doing, to rethink all the “Need to, got to, absolutely must do… urgency” lists we carry on our phones, on paper and in our head. Ask yourself – are they really worth the stress you’re feeling – and the way you will show up, on edge and completely depleted? What IF the goal is to reframe […]
The foundation for achieving success is in aligning how you spend your time on the daily choices that either support or subvert your dedicated focus on your highest priorities. Research has shown that multitasking is not the best choice for progress on your desired goals. Here are four productivity tips to help you overcome that distraction based fallacy of multitasking, so you can actually accomplish more, while boosting your brainpower and wellbeing with greater focus on those priorities. Set specific times to check incoming e-mail, and turn off the tempting distraction of notifications (yes, including all social media). Identify your […]
We all operate on energy. Awareness of how and where we invest or squander it can help us harness and direct it for better returns. Our personal ‘energy pie’ is finite which means each interaction taxes and uses chunks of that pie. Developing awareness by consciously appropriating energy, time and focus, helps us invest rather than deplete those resources for a higher ROI. How are you using your personal energy? Do you regularly invest it into what you want develop and grow in your life – or are you squandering that precious energy aimlessly on non-fulfilling, short-term, dead-end, inconsequential pursuits? […]
From Confucius, “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall.” , to Nelly’s ‘GO’ lyrics, “…it’s not how you hit the ground, it’s how fast you get back up and go – keep going…” Whether you’re a top leader, an upper-level manager, or just beginning your career, it’s important to realize that in the pursuit of big goals , no one is immune to setbacks and obstacles. They will happen along the way and in varying magnitudes. That realization, in the midst of the agony can shine a light in what feels like […]
“Within each of us are heights yet to be scaled, goals to be achieved – beyond our fears, beyond the status quo.” Didi L. Barbour Why allow the Explorer & Seeker within to lure you into uncharted territories? Because to venture beyond the routine, is to delight and flourish with new pleasures, discoveries, and experiences in new worlds that beckon! It’s been advised that on our deathbed, the top regrets will not be for failing while stretching our boundaries, the biggest laments will be for what we failed to attempt. Where will Your Life Compass take you? If you dare […]
Freedom is an equal opportunity privilege afforded to all, to pursue dreams – of happiness, lifestyle, and success with options, and choices. It is truly is a sad day when we realize that the only person, thing or circumstance holding us back is our own limited self-concept based on the past instead of owning the personal power of our accomplishment of who we have evolved into! ‘Through loyalty to the past, our mind refuses to realize that tomorrow’s joy is possible – only if today makes way for it; that each wave owes the beauty of its line only to […]
The most damaging of pranks is the unquestioned relationship with the harshest of critics, in the form of our inner judge, whose attacks are incessant, with confidence-depleting chatter, duping us into believing what it says. The good new is that changing the dynamic of this abrasive relationship, for a more supportive one is within our control. The first step is to simply acknowledge and express appreciation to that internal judge’s intention. The intent is to keep us safe by maintaining the status quo, within a small world full of limitations. Step two is to declare change by ‘doing life […]
“If only the best songbirds sang, the forest would be a very quiet place.” I don’t recall who proclaimed this, but it is so true! In nature birds just do their ‘thing’ and sing. They don’t wait to master the right notes, for the perfect circumstances, nor do they worry about how they will be perceived or judged. So go ahead – follow the pointers from mother nature, pursue your the goals that make your heart sing. It’s your song, give IT voice and wings. Can you feel your spirit soar?
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Lao-Tzu Charting the course to your goals is more than just reaching the destination to your desired success. Progress and growth need to align with your core values, because values inspire and serve as signposts for what is important to you, driving you on with the meaningful purpose in achievement. Choose wisely the goals you pursue, as they end up orienting you to the person you become! Calibrate your success for stretching into and actualizing your greatest potential!
Do you factor a daily block of time into your schedule for improving your overall wellness? Incorporating cardio, resistance or meditation time on a regular basis infuses each day and all your tomorrows with wonderful vitality and more productivity. A well-maintained and calibrated machine runs more effectively. How are you tending to the fitness of your mind, body and soul of your personal operating system? Taking good care of those domains is not a one-time event; it’s a way of life. A fitness lifestyle does wonders helping you be more effective at achieving all your other life goals! Can you […]
Ghost, goblins & gremlins, oh my!! It’s that time of year when those creatures surface for some fun to ‘Trick or Treat’. But when they move in to reside your mental, emotional and physical domains, it’s no treat! <p\> Every heroine and hero has to tame or slay some monsters of sorts on the road to achieving his/her goals and quests. <p\> These monsters are shape-shifter, and can show up regularly or at the most inopportune times while taking on different forms to blind-side you. Sometimes they are people near and dear to us, other times, they are the […]