An attitude of gratitude is foundational to an abundance mindset. Every morning and every night, I take a few minutes to count my blessings. Lately, I’ve noticed that many of the items I list are material in nature and cost substantial money including my handbags, my car, and my home. I love these things because I enjoy using them, they are comfortable to me, and they are meaningful symbols of my personal success.
That said, there are many other items that don’t cost money, or cost very little, which I am equally or more grateful for. Continue reading
I met with a senior leader and she asked how a project I contribute to was progressing. This project is demanding, has high visibility and has become a source of ongoing stress. During our meeting I explained how I felt a partner who plays a pivotal role was creating unnecessary roadblocks. Essentially they had a process to follow that required steps to happen in a certain way for a certain amount of time. Because the project required a compressed timeline and my team has been pressed to meet these objectives, I was frustrated that this partner was throwing up red flags and causing delays.
As I moaned about this to my leader, she told me the following – while it seemed obvious to me that this project deserved special consideration, my partner, whose performance is rated on adherence to defined processes, could only see substantial risk. Continue reading
Even though it’s March, it’s still a good time to discuss a topic usually reserved for January – setting resolutions and goals for the coming year. I love making resolutions. I have a motto that “every moment is a fresh start,” but I especially feel that way at the start of the year.
Every January, I transition to a new life planner and update it with important dates, a vision board and multiple lists that I refer back to throughout the year. I believe there is power in writing out goals (the more specific, the better), and I use these lists to keep my decisions on par with my overarching desires as opportunities arise during the year. I also use my planner for listing items I’m grateful.
Sometimes at work we get presented with problems that we don’t want to deal with. It reminds me of when I was in the school and I would look down to avoid eye contact if the teacher asked a question I wasn’t prepared to answer. Similarly this can happen at work. A problem occurs and everyone wants to look away because they feel unprepared to offer a solution. These challenges are intimidating; and because nobody else wants them, I suggest that you should run to them. Continue reading
A friend recently lamented that she did not get a change in job title that she was expecting. I asked her what she had done about it, and she told me that all she had done was mention to her boss that she wanted a promotion. I congratulated her for being earnest with her superior because it’s important to make your interests known, but I was surprised she had done little else. Continue reading