October 29, 2012
Hello Monday Motivators! Are you feeling the fullness of fall? It’s hard to believe Halloween is this week. In Las Vegas, Halloween is a big deal and there are lots of Halloween parties and events making October a fun month!
This week I want to share with you a few more tidbits from our conference.
Kathy Tosoian spoke on hands-on goal setting to reinvent yourself and your career. Kathy asked attendees to think about what they are passionate about. What makes them excited and jazzed about the day? How would we change a current life/career situation? With a blank canvas, paint our lives as we would like them to be. Dream but be realistic. We set ourselves up for failure when we expect the impossible, but we MUST stretch beyond what we think we can do.
In my opening speech on Be BOLD, I explained that our work gobbles up 40-60 hours weekly. On Saturdays we juggle errands, kids’ sports, and chores. We hurry and rush in everything we do, looking for more and more speed. Rarely do we pause, stop and breathe.
Living boldly starts with a mindset. It is about leading yourself in the 5 Pillars of life: Career, Family, Financial, Spiritual and Wellness. Being BOLD is not aggressive. It’s not abrasive. It’s action. It is compassion, caring, concern and love.
When we cultivate a mindset that says, “I lead. I am bold!” our entire life will change. By confidently forming our own life vision and becoming aware of our personal power resources, we can employ strategies to sidestep pitfalls along the way.
Mastering leadership is a way of life. It is continually mastering our craft rather than saying, “I’ve arrived.” When we operate in every area of life with exceptional leadership, it is because we have stimulated and utilized our leadership characteristics, responding to life’s situations within that context.
Debbie Gross taught us how to acknowledge each other when we are communicating. She said people just want to be heard so we can say comments such as: “Wow!” or “I completely get it.” Or “That’s very exciting.” She encouraged us to stay away from negative vocabulary such as:
• I’m sorry
• I’ll be honest with you
I hope these tidbits stimulate your thinking on how you want to live your life this last week of October 2012!
Happy Halloween from the staff at Office Dynamics.