You know more than you think, and can contribute more than you know.
This is one of my favorite observations and a fact that people often forget, especially in the tough times of waiting for a successful outcome.
In today’s weekly post, I’m sharing my recent articles (and several from some of my favorite authors) on how to be successful that I hope will give you the exact idea, insight and encouragement you need to grow yourself, your team, or your business. Most of the articles I wrote this past month were inspired by readers who wrote to me about a challenge or opportunity they were faced with.
Read these over lunch to enrich your day, and please share with your friends and colleagues because they want to grow too. Every one of us, regardless of our circumstances, is happier when we are learning and growing.
Don’t miss out on these posts from March:
Not getting the leadership traction you think you deserve? Read Essential Habits to Become a Leader People Want to Follow.
A reader of mine wrote that she loved to give her team credit, but wondered how to give herself more credit. I believe this is one way women sabotage their own success – by hiding their achievements in the shadows. If that sounds like you, read Compelling Reasons Women Leaders Need to Give Themselves More Credit.
If you’re reeling over a misstep or embarrassing failure, remember that our greatest successes are often achieved only through a disappointing failure. If you want to know how to be successful, you need to first be willing to let go of your embarrassment; setbacks are common to successful people. Read Five Simple Ways Successful People Overcome Career Setbacks.
Recently I’ve been invited to be a regular contributor on Business Insider and they asked me to write an article on improving communications. To my delight, it has been shared over 24k times! I wanted to share this helpful article with you, so I reposted it on my blog. Read Five Simple Ways You Can Become an Expert Communicator.
I’m learning to get more personal in my blog, and the post below is the most personal so far, where I share photos from my family vacation on our boat, Glad In It!
My husband and I do not come from families that even owned a boat (that would have seemed impossible growing up in our modest households). We learned to sail about 5 years ago, and I lagged behind my husband and sons. However, I recently got my bareboat captain’s license! Now we have 3 or 4 people with captain-like tendencies in our family and it makes for fun and mischief… and occasionally some annoyance! We’ve been blessed and fortunate to evolve from a Hobie Cat to what has now become a cherished family hobby.
The reason I wrote my last post of the month is because many motivated professionals like to work hard and never take time off. I used to do this too, but not anymore. Now I value working hard AND playing hard. I hope these quotes and photos inspire you. Read 7 Quotes To Encourage You to Take A Vacation.
And in case you missed it, here are a few media leaders that featured my leadership and career advice this past week:
Success Magazine – 10 Daily Habits Holding You Back From Success (This article has already been shared over 11,000 times!)
Positivity Daily – Gender Bias and How to Recognize and Navigate Warning Signs
The Daily Muse – Five Reasons Your To Do List is Making You Less Productive
Finally, below are a few of my favorite articles from people I admire and would love to meet and be in conversation with one day:
Bestselling author, Gretchen Rubin – Do You Love Numbered Lists? Here are a Few to Help You With Your Habits
Lindsay Friedman of Entrepreneur – Not A Morning Person? Neither Was This Entrepreneur Until He Tried It
Jim Rohn, Success Magazine – The Power of Sharing What You Know
I’d love to hear from you: What challenge or opportunity is on your mind and how can I help? Email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org – I look forward to learning more about you!