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If you recall from a couple posts ago, How Mice and Zorro Led to Smaller Goals for my “Side Hustle” I’ve set some “mouse” goals for myself.  These are small goals that I aspire to give approximately 10 minutes to  each day.  I’m not at 100% achievement everyday but I’ve certainly made gains.  One of my goals was to read 10 pages of a personal development book each day. Because of this goal, I completed the book The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor.  I started the book over a year ago.  I never

Do you know yourself? Great leaders know who they are. They know their strengths, weaknesses, preferences and capabilities.  If I asked a leader what his/her greatest accomplishment was, he/she would be able to answer me right away.  This is because s/he spent time considering things like this about himself/herself.  It could be because s/he practices intraspection (the act of self-examination or reflection according to FreeFactFinder.com).  Perhaps she/he takes self-assessments or questionnaires regularly.  It may even be because he/she makes a habit of asking others for input on things that are noticed about

My cat, Kipsy, has my respect. In fact, most cats have my respect. We can learn a lot from the feline world to help us become better leaders. Here are some of the leadership skills I learned from my cat: 1.Clear boundaries There are certain times I can interact with my cat and times when I can’t. These moments are completely determined by her.  If she is receptive to cuddles or petting, she purrs and rubs her face against my ankles to signify it is okay to touch her.  If it is

Today, I found myself talking with a 34-year-old man who was looking for career direction.  He explained that he saw himself going to college despite not having his high school diploma.  We discussed interests and pre-requisites he already had.  After some discussion, we came to an understanding that it was fear that kept him from taking steps towards his goals.  He shared: “What if I get into the program and it’s not what I want?  What if I waste my money?  What if I’m not successful?  What if I can’t do it

  Imagine there was no such thing as failure.  Would that be a world you would want to live in?  The fear of failure can be overwhelming for many.  Some will limit their goals because of their expectation of it.  They go through life making safe choices to avoid it at all costs. Isn’t that failure in itself?  Have you ever attempted to answer the question “what would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?”.  If not, it is a great exercise to make you think about your potential.  It removes the barrier of failure

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