Your Descript Tethered Life …

A sprint. A jog. A run. A walk. I sat on a bench in the park stretching. I watched health and fitness enthusiasts do what they love. I stretched more, then reflected on life. Where are we now? The Tethered years fly by …up close slowly; looking back, it’s a flash. I then began scrolling, and there popped the question from a social media forum:

Describe Your Life in ONE Word

Curious, I scrolled through the list of responses. Some were positive, some nonchalant, while others were filled with a bask of the negatives. Here I share a few of the comments.

Surprising | Destined | Stuck | Perfect | Open Book | Confused | Determined | Focused | Blessed | Challenging | Change | Sucks | Fortunate | Tears | Observant | Destined | Surprising |  Progressive | Persistence |Purposeful | Growth | Making | Incredible | Awesome | Evolutionary | Adventurous | Meaningful | Beautiful

Does any of the above responses resonate with your life right now? Can you add any that’s missing? Feel free to share.

Cheers!

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Jump! Bust The Fear…

Whatever it is…Bust the Fear!  A few years ago, I did something exciting, some may say crazy! I jumped 14,000 feet out of an airplane! Believe me I was really scared as the plane Ascended, but I did it anyway. I have always maintained, that we should do some things even when afraid. Follow fear and you talk yourself out of getting out of your comfort zone. Ask yourself, what do I have to lose? Where will I be this time next year if I don’t make that move? What steps do I need to take?

As I prepared to jump, I planned. I searched for a reputable company with a track record of safety and success. I completed paperwork, insurance and more. Then I stepped out and had the most wonderful experience as I did the tandem jump and floated in the air looking out on the horizon.

That was me. You must create that mindset. Have a Conversation. Ask yourself, what do I want to do? What are the steps I will need to take to get to my goal? Personally, I like vision boards. Like Magnet, they helped steer my way. For example, when studying we are often encouraged to look to graduation and put up that picture where you can see it every day, not Bury it. For me it was my research project. I was not interested in doing a research to place on a shelf at home. No. I wanted it to help others who wish to develop their leadership skills and become successful. So that’s exactly what I did. My research ended up being published in the Journal of American Academy of Business Cambridge (JAABC). It was also published in books, and I use the basis of my research and interest to encourage others through coaching. That’s my passion.

So, go ahead, bust out that fear! Develop that new mindset!

Cheers!

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Travel For Business or Pleasure?


Traveling! It’s mind-blowing! It expands our thinking. It opens doors to things we never dreamed of. Often it comes with frustrating exasperations of missed flights, airport treks, trains, taxis, and more.

Why do you Travel? 

Recently I’ve been traveling on business attending conferences, public forum and more that I’m involved in. But in spite of the busyness accompanied by lack of sleep, travel provides satisfaction. The food. The people. Culture. Hotels. Bed n breakfasts. But it all comes together to form an enriching experience that all would do well to Commit to experience.
Travel is not an Illusion. Live it, do it, learn.
Hats off to times of travel… no matter the reason. 

Cheers!

Inability or Fear?

I Can’t.

Is that coming from a place of Inability or Fear?

To become a Paragon leader within your circle of influence, you must decide….and when you do, get rid of the ‘can’t‘, because you can.

Cheers!

7 Biggest Recruitment Mistakes Business Owners Make And How To Avoid Them

Financial drain. Legal Risks. Frustrating people problems. Not cool at all. Totally not cool. Mark owns a small Crisp insurance agency where he hires various professionals to manage his clients needs. Because of the market demands his business has been growing faster than anticipated over the past 3 years. His desire to meet the demand has caused him to hire anyone he interviews. Faced with problems in different areas, he does not understand the Hidden reasons some of his workers have quit, not met their job requirements, while others are disgruntled because they have had to do the job of the team members who have slackened, or quit.

Sounds familiar? Sure! It happens so very often and leads to wasted resources. As a professional with a track record of solid business management, I have looked at some of the BIGGEST Recruitment Risks Companies Make That Expose Them To Damaging Financial Drain, Frustrating People Problems, and Serious Legal Risks. I have listed the top 7.

The 7 BIGGEST Recruitment Mistakes Business Owners Make

1. Panic (warm body hiring)

2. Don’t Know Their Why | Business strategy  misalignment

3. Wrong Source of supply

4. One-size-fits-all Interview Specs

5. Compensation Woes

6. The Next Step Disconnect

7. Revolving Cycle That Leads to Financial Drain

If you are a business owner or self-managed leader and these 7 Mistakes resonate, then do something about it. Connect with me to get the full details on these 7 Mistakes, and learn the Polished strategies to avoid them. Can’t wait to connect!

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Advice: The New Grad’s Frontier…


Life’s Good! The future’s bright, beautiful, and inviting! New grads saunter excitedly about their achievement. With innocence, they smile, move, and they plan creatively. But as they take the next step, confusion appears often disparagingly. As they stare, the future becomes fearful…oblique.

Renowned author, speaker and coach Brian Tracy, asked his followers to share one piece of advice that they would give a new grad. Excitedly followers jumped in with voices that echoed Natty instructions galore:

  • Have a vision about the future that truly excites you, then go ahead and build skills, habits, and attitudes that will make your vision a reality. If you are ambitious, read Elon Musk: Tesla, Space and a Quest for Fantastic Future. Read a lot but never confuse reality and fantasizing. Don’t read when you have to be working or spend time on social media when you have to be doing the actual work.
  • First you Learn and after that remove ‘L’ from that (earn)
  • Be patient
  • Persistence, discipline, and dedication
  • Work harder than anyone else
  • Don’t get a career – build a life
  • Spend your time wisely. Never waste it
  • Always stay true to yourself
  • Don’t be afraid to fail, laugh it off and jump right back in again, do it when you can. Make comebacks easier. Timing.
  • Make sure to do what you really love to do
  • Stay disciplined. Never stop reading and exploring. Get up soon when you fall.
  • Believe in your ability even if you are the only one who does
  • Keep your debts LOW  and your savings rate HIGH. That way, should you find yourself in a job or situation tht you hate or have outgrown, you will have the resources/ability to move on. Always have an EXIT Plan and Exit Fund. Never settle
  • Be yourself, do your best, never give up
  • Do what it requires to achieve the goal but do it with good in mind
  • Understand emotional intelligence
  • Be authentic
  • Follow what you love. Do what you love
  • Observe. Absorb. Ask quality questions. At the end of the day, self-evauate. Devote your mornings to listen to Brian Tracy and other motivational audios. Then apply
  • Read books
  • Be intentionally clear
  • Patience
  • Know what you want
  • Start and don’t quit
  • Never ever OVER PROMISE then under deliver
  • Learn to plan
  • Show up

Great advice for grads and even those of us who have moved ahead with years of experience. There’s always opportunity for change. To recoup, to pick up the pieces, and begin or get on track again.

Any advice missing that you could add?

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7 Essential Steps To Busting Career Barriers… 

It’s the most devastating news! I sat across from Kate with her manager. We shared the news that today was her last day. It was nothing she had done wrong. It was simply a change in business strategies. Over 50 percent of employees had to go. Kate was one. She cried. Begged. Pleaded. She had kids, and was the sole provider. But there was nothing we could do. She had to go, as did the others. It was a Uniform strike across the board.

Have you or anyone you know ever been blindsided by such horrific news? You worked hard. You were a Natty and diligent employee who went above and beyond the call of duty. Yet, it was now your time. You wonder how you can survive. Life seems insurmountable. I am here to tell you that you can survive. Here are 7 Steps that will help to guide you through such trying times of change.

Discover The 7 Essential Steps to Busting Those Career Barriers & Land That Dream Job

1. Busting the Fear (New Mindset)

2. Refocus: Your Brand Their View (CV/LinkedIn Profile & More)

3. Job Search: Apply the Right Techniques

4. Ace That Interview! 

5. The Aftermath (what to do while waiting)

6. Happy Landing (The Job)

7. Acclimated (Settling in the New Role)

If these steps resonate and you need help getting started, let’s connect today. Download the full details of the 7 Steps to Busting Career Barriers as you ride the waves and Blossom to a new mindset to land that new and exciting dream role!

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What If I Can’t Do It?…

I smiled, then replied…”You can. You will”…


My daughter’s little 6-year-old said to me after his ceremony “what if I can’t do 1st grade work?” I smiled, then replied…”You can. You will. They will teach you“. But what if I don’t listen? Again, I smiled…

Aren’t we all like that lil 6 year old?  The world often seems bigger than us. We receive the new job, the new position, the contract, the opportunity, the leadership role, the marriage proposal, the news of the pregnancy…  We are thrilled! Over-joyed! But soon… as we reflect…, we begin to ponder…”can I do it?

My response is always – YES!  Brassy you! Yes you can do it! Often with new ventures or experiences, our goals seem insurmountable especially from a distance when we can’t see our way. We falter. We fuss. We’re afraid. These are all very normal but like I’ve always said, don’t let fear stop you. Don’t Blink. Make that bold move. Do it in Portions. Do it even when you’re afraid. Who knows? You may even Surprise yourself!

Cheers!

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Your 2017 Goals: Trace It. Check It…

It’s mid-year! Look back to move ahead. People are using these words to describe the progress to achieve…

Great, busy, progress, metamorphosis, building, awkward, empowerment, lonely, rollercoaster, transcendent, halfway, building, empowered, successful, blessed, winning, growing, fantastic, brilliant, succeeding, harvest, evolutionary, learning, transitioning, growth, better, momentum, rising, immense, challenged, hell, mediocre, bullshit, boring, tragic, spectacular, ready-set-g.., new, conscious, breakthrough, game-changing, progression, different, change, unbelievable, fortunate, focused, expansion, lit, turbulent, amazing, lies, shock, good, Detonate.

Looking Back to Move Ahead

It’s mid-year! Look back to move ahead. People are using these words to describe the progress to achieve their goals. Take some time to reflect on whether any Radiate or resonate with your own progress? Any missing? Trace it. Add it!

Cheers!

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What’s Your Passion?

Passion: A strong and barely controllable Emotion

Life is beautiful!  But even more when you know your passion. A confused Alex asked a group of coaches how he could discover what he was passionate about. Intrigued, coaches jumped at the question to Infuse their perspectives, and encouraged him to:

  • Get in touch with your desire
  • What do you really want to do?
  • What would you do if you had a year off?
  • Go back to your childhood and think what you were doing in your free time, games you liked to play
  • What is it like for you to not know
  • What is something that someone did for you that you enjoyed and had fun doing, receiving, and participating in
  • Know your life purpose
  • The fact that you have a life purpose means that you have a blank canvas and can create whatever you want
  • It’s in your life journey. It looks different for everyone. Explore working with a coach. See who clicks with you
  • Do an assessment
  • Sit still with a paper in front of you. Sometimes you need to analyse what’s working and what’s not working in your life
  • What’s your life goal? Has it changed?

It’s always great to take a step back at different times in life to reflect. Ponder the questions above and see where it takes you. Enjoy the ride.

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