As we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy today, I cannot help but think of one of my favorite quotes by him: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."
Love is the greatest and most powerful weapon we all have for creating a better world. No rules, no laws, and no legislation can create the lasting change that pure love can. But it all starts with us - one person at a time and every single one of us making that first step, not waiting for anyone else to show the love first.
When we are willing to love our neighbor as we love ourselves,
When we are willing to think thoughts and speak words of kindness and love,
When we are willing to value every single life,
We plant the seed of love and greatness even in the most difficult circumstances and environments!
Stop hurting – start healing
Stop talking – start listening
Stop judging – start understanding
Stop condemning – start...
"When you stop growing you start dying." William S. Burroughs
We are so blessed to live in times of abundant resources and opportunities to keep learning and growing - all we need is curiosity, desire, discipline with intentionality, and time. Sometimes the subjects might be more complex than others and it might require a different strategy than usual to grasp them faster.
It is such an honor to be featured by Forbes Coaches Council alongside amazing professional coaches in the article discussing different strategies that professionals can use to speed up the learning process.
Enjoy this quick read that can help you propel your personal and professional growth goals - Want To Master A Difficult Topic Quickly? Try These 15 Powerful Hacks
The Attitude of Gratitude is a widespread sentiment on Thanksgiving Day and fills many hearts and homes with love for the relationships and blessings (small and big) we have in our lives. Even when we face challenges and adversities in life, it helps us see the blessings and opportunities in disguise. May this Attitude of Gratitude permeate your life and be a lifestyle, not just a once-a-year celebrated holiday!
Everyone has 'blind spots' and I am not talking about the 'blind spots' your obstetrician will talk to you about when you go for an eye exam nor the 'blind spots' you are trained to check as you learn to drive a car. I am talking about the 'blind spots' in our beliefs, thinking, and behavior.
As a leader, it is even more critical for us to be aware and actively take steps to avoid the 'blind spots' that can potentially destroy our leadership effectiveness and influence.
It is such an honor to be included in the Expert Panel of Forbes Coaches Council sharing the types of 'blind spots' that can hurt leaders and practical take-aways that you can start applying immediately.
Enjoy this quick but powerful read 14 Common CEO ‘Blind Spots’ That Result In Big Leadership Mistakes
As counterintuitive as it sounds, perfectionism can stifle our own growth and progress if it is left unchecked. But what is more dangerous is how a leader's perfectionism can negatively impact the entire team.
It is such an honor to be able to contribute alongside great Forbes Coaches and add value to countless leaders on this topic. With this quick read, you will learn 12 Ways Perfectionist Managers Can Stop Hurting Their Team's Performance.
Enjoy the read, 12 Ways Perfectionist Managers Can Stop Hurting Their Team's Performance, but more importantly take at least one of the 12 ways that resonate with you and apply it today in your life! Knowledge without application and reflection is useless!
Failure is not an end, it’s just the beginning - an opportunity to do it again, but differently & better! The best antidote to failure is action. Reflect on the failures and lessons you can learn from them, change and try again. Do it with childlike curiosity & tenacity - nothing will stop you then!
RESILIENCE IS ALL ABOUT ACTION - what we are actually doing even when we are knocked down by business failures, traumas, life's challenges, and results of our own mistakes and choices.
Focusing on the past creates Pain
Focusing on the failures creates more Failure
Focusing on the promising future creates Hope
Focusing on the steps we can take creates Success
Resilience is changing our focus from the past to the future by taking that one next step you know you have to take NOW.
Is it easy - NOT ALL
Is it painful - VERY MUCH SO
Is it worth it - ABSOLUTELY
Staying in the past failure and pain will only create more of it in the future
Looking forward with hope will only LEAD TO SUCCESS & SIGNIFICANCE
Even when we don't know what tomorrow holds, we always know what we can do today. There is no going back - FOCUS ON MOVING FORWARD & UPWARD!
What is that one next step that you know you can take and keep taking until you know more? Take that one...
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