Jumpstart Your Thinking

Over the next couple of weeks we are gonna dig deeper into understanding thoughts. How do we think what we think!! Where do thoughts come from?

James Allen was an author is the early 1900’s – 1902 is when he wrote “As A Man Thinketh” and this book has been instrumental in launching the entire self improvement industry!!! So today we go the Source and study some great thoughts and over the next few weeks i will send you a thought per day to think about!!

As a Man thinketh, so is he!!

The Wisest King that ever Lived!! King Solomon

A man is literally what he thinks, and his characters is a sum total of all his thoughts!!

Have you ever took the time to understand what are you thinking about. We spend so much of time in our own heads, and there is this inner chatter going on a mile a minute, whether or not you are aware of it, doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.

What are thoughts on this statement?

Twelve Principles For Managing Problems Positively

1. Don’t underestimate. 

We must avoid the temptation to underestimate the seriousness of problems that on the surface may appear slight. Problems are like a pregnancy. They will grow until their presence is obvious. No one is just a little pregnant. And no problem is unimportant enough to ignore. 

Never underestimate a problem or your power to cope with it. Realize that the problem you are facing has been faced by millions of human beings. You have untapped potential for dealing with a problem if you will take the problem and your own undeveloped, unchanneled powers seriously. Your reaction to the problem, as much as the problem itself, will determine the outcome. 

2. Don’t exaggerate. 

Instead of underestimating the problem, your instinctive (and often, first) reaction is to exaggerate it. 

Are you closing your business? That isn’t the end of the world. You can start over again. Are you unemployed? It doesn’t mean you can never get another job. 

Put your problem in its proper perspective. The seriousness of it will pass. 

Ask yourself these questions: What is the worst that will happen to me? Can I handle that? 

If you will play it down and pray it up, God will give you the ability to cope with the worst that will happen. Stop exaggerating the depth, the length, and the breadth of the problem. 

The one battle most people lose is the batter over the fear of failure… try…
start…
begin…
and you’ll be assured you won the first round. 

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3. Don’t wait. 

If you are unemployed, don’t expect the phone to ring or a letter to miraculously show up in your mailbox with job offers. Don’t expect the government to telephone you and offer you a job. Don’t expect the union to call you and offer you a job. Don’t expect the company to call you and rehire you. 

4. Don’t aggravate. 

We have the power to make any problem better or worse. We do this when we react positively or negatively. The normal reaction would be to feel threatened by the problem. Threatened people become angry people. Fearful people reflect hatred. Hatred and anger only aggravate the problem. They are not positive reactions. They will not help solve the problem.

5. Illuminate. 

Illuminate your mind. Get smart and then get smarter. Ask yourself some questions: “Has any other person faced my problem and overcome it?”
“What really is my problem anyway?”
“Is my problem unemployment or is it early retirement?” 

“Is it a lack of money to meet my needs, or is it boredom?” 

“Could I solve the problem of boredom by volunteering to work in my church or community organizations?” 

6. Motivate. 

“Every obstacle can be an opportunity” was my advice to still another person who was unemployed. “Think about that,” I said, “and come back to see me in one week and give me a list of all the new opportunities that face you today that wouldn’t have been yours if you were still employed.” One week later he came back with this list of exciting opportunities: (1) I do have the opportunity to start my own business; (2) I do have the opportunity to travel; (3) I do have the opportunity to go back to school; (4) I do have the opportunity to give more time to my church and to my children and grandchildren. 

7. Bait. 

Learn how to catch a fish!!

8. Date. 

Put yourself out there

9. Sublimate. 

Every problem, even yours, is loaded with possibilities. You can turn your mountain into a gold mind. Try “possibilitizing.” Believe that every time one door closes, another will open. Sublimate your problem. That means believing that every adversity holds within it the seeds of an undeveloped possibility. 

10. Now dedicate. 

Most people fail, not because they lack intelligence, ability, opportunity, or talent, but because they haven’t given their problem all they’ve got! 

Anyone can succeed if he can get enthusiastic about life even when life seems empty. Doors will open to the enthusiastic person first! 

11. Communicate. 

Manage your problem by remembering that oftentimes the solution lies in help from some other source. Do you need help? Then ask for it. Don’t be too proud to tell people you need help. 

12. Insulate. 

Don’t isolate yourself from help, but do insulate yourself from negative forces and negative personalities. 

Maintaining a positive mental attitude becomes a near-impossible task if we allow ourselves to be bombarded by the negative thoughts that constantly surround us. 

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10 Qualities of an Entreprenuer !!

The 10 Qualities Of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs


Wondering if you have what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur? New research from Gallup offers a window into what separates those who launch and grow successful companies from less successful peers.

Gallup studied more than 1,000 entrepreneurs to arrive at a short list of the 10 qualities of highly successful entrepreneurs. 

Having spent much of my career talking with and writing about entrepreneurs, I have to say this is the best list I’ve seen of this kind. Here are the traits. Do they match your own?

1. Business Focus: They base decisions on the potential to turn a profit.

2. Confidence: They know themselves well and can read others.

3. Creative Thinker: They know how to turn an existing product or idea into something even better.

4. Delegator: They don’t try to do it all.

5. Determination: They battle their way through difficult obstacles.

6. Independent: They will do whatever it takes to succeed in the business.

7. Knowledge-Seeker: They constantly hunt down information that will help them keep the business growing.

8. Promoter: They do the best job as spokesperson for the business.

9. Relationship-Builder: They have high social intelligence and an ability to build relationships that aid their firm’s growth.

10. Risk-Taker: They have good instincts when it comes to managing high-risk situations.

In another study of 111 entrepreneurs in Nebraska, Gallup deduced what helped the successful ones outdistance the others by 22 percentage points in year-over-year profit growth. In this case, Gallup  found that the stars were more likely to do things like (1) clearly explain the competitive advantage of their offerings to their clients, (2) keep customers in mind when making decisions about pricing and product or service development, (3) spend more time planning for growth and linking employees’ responsibilities with company goals, and (4) to fit employees into roles that suit their strengths and the company’s plans.

What if you are weak in some of these areas? Can you still make it as an entrepreneur?

Citing research showing that entrepreneurship is between 37% and 48% genetic, Gallup’s conclusion is that entrepreneurs with a natural gift for things like opportunity spotting will find it easiest to succeed but that others can compensate somewhat for a lack of inborn talent through efforts like working with coaches and getting technical assistance. And, of course, factors like skills and experience also play a role in entrepreneurial success.

One thing that struck me is that most schools are not set up to encourage kids with these entrepreneurial qualities to flourish. I have spoken with  many, many entrepreneurs who said that school was a miserable experience for them and that, unable to sit still at their desks doing worksheets and the like, they felt they had driven their teachers crazy. That’s a shame, given that entrepreneurs contribute so much to American culture and ultimately create jobs for so many of their peers.

It would be exciting to see more schools recognize entrepreneurial talent early and to find ways to let future business creators flourish. A test like this could be the first step toward figuring out how to do that. Meanwhile, it’s likely to be very useful in helping many adults plan their next career move and determine if entrepreneurship is a good fit.

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New Year Approaching

…..Its a New Year……

…..52 weeks…365 days….8760 hours…525600 minutes..

What will you do with it?

What could you do with it? ………

525600 possibilities……

Set the Tone for 2021…with these reflective questions

  1. What do you want the overarching theme for your 2021 to be?
  2. What do you want to see, discover, explore?
  3. Who do you want to spend more time with in 2021?
  4. Which personal quality do you want to develop or strengthen?
  5. What skills do you want to learn, improve or master?
  6. What do you want your everyday life to be like?
  7. Which habits do you want to change, cultivate or get rid of?
  8. What do you want to achieve career-wise?
  9. How do you want to remember the year 2021 when you look back on it 10/20/50 years from now?
  10. What is your number one goal for 2021?

Live your life on purpose

The best day of your life is the day on which you decide your life is your own. No one to lean on, rely or blame. The gift of life is yours, it is an amazing journey, and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. Life is about the choices you make – choose wisely.

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Yearly Review

Most people are passive spectators of their lives, watching their lives unfold one day at a time. When they were younger they had dreams of travel, dreams of living a fabulous life, but as the realities of life sets in – disappointment, disillusionment and discouragement also set in, and those beautiful dreams get shelved. Many people are living discouraged and disillusioned at what went wrong.

Do you have Plan for your Life?

Do you live everyday with Intention? Are you in the driving seat of your life?

Do you live Intentionally for every area of your life?

Most people are passive spectators of their lives, watching their lives unfold one day at a time. When they were younger they had dreams of travel, dreams of living a fabulous life, but as the realities of life sets in – disappointment, disillusionment and discouragement also set in, and those beautiful dreams get shelved. Many people are living discouraged and disillusioned at what went wrong.

It happens to the best of us, and while one day we lose track of those dreams, we end up living in a sea of ordinary, a sea of the mundane, a sea of monotony and we await the day we can get a release from this and it usually only happens when we retire. But waiting for life it happen is no way to live life. Waiting for tomorrow to be our best days, is no way to waste the today’s we are given.

Time is our most precious resource.

In order to live a life of magnitude and direction we need to have a Plan, or a Map….

A Life Map that is unique to you, that helps you stay on track with your dreams when life gets chaotic. Maps help us get back on the path of our intended destination.
In this e-book, I will share with you a step by step plan that you can use yearly to make sure you are living your best life. I am convinced it is one of the most important steps you can take to ensure that you are living a life on purpose, achieving what matters most-in every facet of your life.

This E-book is a tool for self-reflection, for introspection and for inquiry….

“Learning to Pause allows growth to catch up with us” John C Maxwell

This tool will help you reflect on your life and see the Life Markers that become Life Makers….Life markers are important events, people or places that identify a time of transition, change, or transformation. If we don’t take time to pause and reflect, we can miss the significance of such events….Reflection allows those experiences to move from being life markers to life makers. If we allow the growth to catch up with us, it makes our lives better, because we not only better understand the significance of what we’ve experienced, but we can implement changes and course corrections as a result.

Reflecting on your year

This yearly review is also a great exercise in intentionality and conscious living. It’s a way to slow down, reminisce about your favorite moments, make you sure you take the time to appreciate all the little and big things that were a part of your life in the past year, and also to draw some conclusions about which kinds of things make you happy and which don’t.

This is also a look at your strengths zones and see if your year aligned you with your passions and purpose, which puts you right in the middle of your sweet spot. Aligning your priorities and values around your passions and purpose in life will give you fulfillment and satisfaction that lead to a life worth living.

There are 35 questions that you can use as prompts to reflect on different aspects of your year. Write your answers down or just think them through in your head or talk them over with a friend or your significant other.

The last 10 questions will already get you to think about the year that follows – in this case 2021, but don’t feel like you have to plan out your goals perfectly just yet. Capture any first ideas for next year and then use those as a basis for a longer goal- setting session later on in the month.

  1. If you had to describe your 2020, in 3 words, what would they be?
  2. What new things did you discover about yourself?
  3. What single achievement are you most proud of?
  4. What was the best news you received?
  5. What was your favourite place that you visited this year?
  6. Which of your personal qualities turned out to be the most helpful this year?
  7. Who was your number one go-to person that you could always rely on?
  8. Which new skills did you learn?
  9. What, or who, are you most thankful for?
  10. If someone wrote a book about your life in this year, what kind of genre would it be? A comedy, love story, drama, film noir or something else?
  11. What was the most important lesson you learnt this year?
  12. Which mental block(s) did you overcome?
  13. Which 5 people did you most enjoy spending time with?
  14. What was your biggest break-through moment career- wise?
  15. What book or movie affected your life in a profound way?
  16. What was your favourite compliment that you received this year?
  17. What little things did you most enjoy during your day- to-day life?
  1. If you had to describe your 2020, in 3 words, what would they be?
  2. What new things did you discover about yourself?
  3. What single achievement are you most proud of?
  4. What was the best news you received?
  5. What was your favourite place that you visited this year?
  6. Which of your personal qualities turned out to be the most helpful this year?
  7. Who was your number one go-to person that you could always rely on?
  8. Which new skills did you learn?
  9. What, or who, are you most thankful for?
  10. If someone wrote a book about your life in this year, what kind of genre would it be? A comedy, love story, drama, film noir or something else?
  11. What was the most important lesson you learnt this year?
  12. Which mental block(s) did you overcome?
  13. Which 5 people did you most enjoy spending time with?
  14. What was your biggest break-through moment career- wise?
  15. What book or movie affected your life in a profound way?
  16. What was your favourite compliment that you received this year?
  17. What little things did you most enjoy during your day- to-day life?
  18. What cool things did you create this year?
  19. What was your most common mental state this year (e.g. excited, curious, stressed)?
  20. Was there anything you did for the very first time in your life this year?
  21. What major goal did you lay the foundations for?
  22. What experience would you love to do all over again?
  23. What was the best gift you received?
  24. What was the biggest problem you solved?
  25. What was the funniest moment of your year, one that still makes it hard not to burst out laughing when you think about it?
  26. What purchase turned out to be the best decision ever?
  27. What one thing would you do differently and why?
  28. What do you deserve a pat on the back for?
  29. What activities made you lose track of time?
  30. What topics did you most enjoy learning about?
  31. What advice would you have liked to give to yourself at the beginning of 2020 and Why?
  32. What new habits did you cultivate?
  33. What or who had the biggest positive impact on your life this year?
  34. What would people say your biggest contribution for 2020 was?
  35. List 10 things that you are grateful for in 2020!

……Its a Wrap

…. 2020 never to be repeated….

Celebrate it….

Let it go……

Stay Tuned ….tommorrow I will be writing the 10 questions to helps you reflect for the new Year!!

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An Environment Conducive for Growth

When I was much younger, I found myself in a job situation where the environment wasn’t conducive to growth. This frustrated and discouraged me. I had always been focused on growth and improvement. I might not have always had an official plan for growth, but I was continually pursuing  growth. Now I found myself in a place where growth was not just ignored; the environment discouraged it.

Maybe you’ve found yourself in a similar situation. Back then, I could see clearly all around me what a growth environment didn’t look like. But one day, I realized that I had never really thought about what a growth environment did look like. What were the characteristics of that environment? I was eager to figure it out, so I could go in search of one. So I created a list of characteristics to look for in any environment, so that I could be sure it was a place where I could grow. This is what I wrote:

In a growth environment,

1. Others are ahead of you.

Is it possible to grow in isolation? Sure, but not as fast as you can grow with others. And growth happens even more when at least some of the people are ahead of you on the journey. In a growth environment, the accomplishments of those ahead of you encourage and challenge you to do more than you thought you could.

2. You are continually challenged.

It’s one thing to be challenged by the growth of others. That will certainly help you grow. But it’s even better when the job or task itself is challenging. When’s the last time a boring job made you want to grow?

3. Your focus is forward.

“Yesterday ended last night.” This is what leaders of growth environments believe. They’re more interested in conquering the next challenge than worrying about the past.

4. The atmosphere is affirming.

My parents used to say, “You catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar.” In other words, in a growth environment, the leader understands that being positive yields better results than negativity. Being affirmed feels good, and it gives you the courage to stretch and grow more.

5. You are often out of your comfort zone.

I’ve often said that you should stay in your strength zone, but get out of your comfort zone. The skills that you focus on growing should be areas where you have some natural ability, as opposed to trying to shore up weaknesses. But that doesn’t mean you should be comfortable. Getting out of your comfort zone happens when you’ve taken on a challenge that’s bigger than you. And that bigger challenge yields bigger rewards.

6. You wake up excited.

No, not every day. Everyone has a bad day sometimes. But overall, in a growth environment, you feel so positively challenged and affirmed that you are eager to get up every day because you expect to keep growing and learning.

7. Failure is not your enemy.

By focusing on solutions rather than blame, a growth environment gives you permission to make mistakes, admit them, and learn from them. Failure is such a big part of growth, that people don’t fear it.

8. Others are growing.

In addition to those who are ahead of you, are the people around you growing? Moving together toward a common goal can be exhilarating, like being on a winning team. In a growth environment, people almost can’t help growing because it’s emphasized and affirmed.

9. People desire change.

Growth equals change. If the people around you don’t desire it, or worse, if they resist it, then your environment is not one of growth. In a growth environment, change is encouraged and celebrated.

10. Growth is modeled and expected.

In a growth environment, the willingness to grow is demonstrated at all levels. Leaders expect it of themselves as well as their people. They hold themselves and others accountable when it’s not occurring. And they celebrate growth when it happens.

Writing my list had a great effect on me. It gave me clarity on my then-current situation, as I became more aware of how it was slowing down my personal growth. It also showed me what kind of situation I needed to look for in the future. Soon afterward, I made a difficult change, getting out of my comfort zone and stepping into a new environment where I could thrive and grow again.

What kind of environment are you in? Is it help you grow or holding you back?

Are you a leader? If so, you can make your organization into a growth environment. Use this list to check your progress.

Are you a team member? If so, you may not have much input into your environment. Use this list to see what kind of environment you might want to be in. If you’re in a bad environment, it may be time to move. If you are not able to move as easily as I did, here’s some good news: you can grow in a non-growth environment. It’s just harder.

Are you a parent? It wasn’t until after I wrote my list that I realized that I had basically described my home environment growing up. My parents did a phenomenal job of nurturing and encouraging our personal growth and learning. Use this list to create a growth environment in your home. You’ll give your children a gift that they’ll use the rest of their lives, as I have.

Personal growth is challenging. It involves mistakes and failure. A good environment certainly makes it easier to grow. But whether you’re in a good environment or not, you can learn and improve where you are.

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The Lion Chasers Book Club

Hello My Beautiful, Gorgeous Friend!!!!

Now as you know – I am Presenter on Impact Radio -South Africa’s Leading Christian Radio Station and I Host a Leadership and Entrepreneural Show on Mondays and Fridays!!!

Entreprenuers all over the world have faced one of the years – Its either been a good year or a year of Doozies – some came out stronger, some struggled and some -well you know!!

But these next fews weeks are my response to this Year called 2020!!!! We are RUNNING TO THE ROAR, 2020!!!!

As the Leadership Academy – We kicked off the year in our Book Club Reading this Book and then i got asked by Impact Production to take it ON-AIR!!!! So here Goes, Over the next few weeks – we will be discussing the Book “Chase the Lion” By Mark Batterson in Depth!!!!

So here is the Show Round Up!!!

Week Zero!!!

The Kick Off!!!!

On Air we discussed this Manifesto in Detail!!! Sorry I did not record the show live – it was so busy in Studio -but Bella Graciously did the Show RoundUp for us!!

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In the Comments below let me know which Line Jumps out at you!!!

Ok Look out for the Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 Roundup On-AIR on Friday 11 December 2020!!!

Also Get all the notes by clicking the Faith Button on the Left or Right of this post!!! Right up there !!!

Ok Bye for now

Ella

Day 9: Jumpstart your thinking

Todays thought is a powerful one. Are you aware of your strengths and gifting. We all have a unique ability in different things. This past season has really revealed the power of thinking ability.

Thinking capacity can be a strength – and the best thinkers know their strengths and work in the strength zone. So what do we do with weaknesses then. We delegate it!! We partner for it.

Let me know your thoughts –

  1. What jumps out at you from Albert Einsteins quote ?
  2. How do you grow your strengths?
  3. What do you do with your weaknesses?

Day 8:Jumpstart your thinking

Listen to Todays Track here

“You Can’t Hire Someone Else to Do Your Push-ups for You” 

As motivational philosopher Jim Rohn has so aptly put it, “You can’t hire someone else to do your push-ups for you.” You must do them yourself if you are to get any value out of them. Whether it is exercising, stretching, meditating, reading, studying, learning a new language, creating a mastermind group, setting measurable goals, visualizing success, repeating affirmations, or thinking, you are going to have to do it yourself . No one else can do these things for you. Especially thinking. Society doesn’t teach us to think, School doesn’t teach us to think – most teach us what to think and not how to think!!!

Think about who taught you to think? As a mum to an 8 year i am constantly questioning myself on how do I help my Bella to think for herself – how to contract a good thought, how to articulate her thoughts etc.

Question for today:

Continue with yesterday’s challenge and see how you can change your perspective about beliefs with regards to that challenge!!!

If you had to stand on your head 🙂 what would look different with regards to that problem?

Chat Tommoorow

Ella’

Day 5:Jumpstart your thinking

Nothing limits achievement life small thinking, nothing expands possibilities like unleashed thinking

William Arthur Ward

Did you know that good thinking isn’t just one thing? IT consists of several specific thinking skills. Listen to todays audio and get the list of thinking principles.

Questions

In the past how have you defined good thinking?

What building blocks did/do you think are important in thinking effectively?

See you tommorow

Day 4

An Invasion of Armies can be resisted, but not an invasion of ideas

Victor Hugo

Heres come really good news as you begin your thinking journey: No matter how complicated life gets or how difficult problems may seem, good thinking can make the difference – if you make it a consistent part of your life. The more you engage in good thinking, the more good thoughts will come to you. Success comes to those who habitually do things that unsuccessful people don’t do.

Questions to think about:


1. Where do focus your thinking – on survival, maintenance or progress?

2. What change of thinking can help you move from survival or maintenance or real progress?

Day 2: Jumpstart your thinking

What you sow is what you reap!!! Are you aware of what you are thinking?

What thoughts are you planting in your mind garden?

Listen to todays audio and challenge your thinking

Questions to Think about:

  1. Where in life are you failing to get the results that you want?
  2. What aspect of your thinking might be leading to those results?
  3. What changes can you make to your thinking to produce the results you desire?

Write your answers in the comments below or in your journal

See you tomorrow

Ella’

THOUGHT SERIES: Tough Times Never Last, Tough People Do

Tough Times Never Last, Tough People Do

The Alphabet of ACTION!!

In difficult times, people too often lose the ability to face the future optimistically. They begin to think about their tomorrows negatively. 

They forget that the tough times will pass. They concentrate on the problems of today rather than on the opportunities of tomorrow. In so doing, they not only lose the potential of today, they also throw away the beauty of tomorrow. That’s the real tragedy of tough times. 

This series of learning is the “Medicine for the Mind” – borrowed words from Frank Sinatra!!! We all need medication from time to time!!! This is timely medicine to feed our mind – nutrition to build strong mental muscles 😄

Over the next few days I will share some great, daily dose pointers on how to focus our minds!! It has been taken out of my Radio Show Programme -No Limits the Friday Entrepreneurial Show:

In order to kick into action we need to decide to decide

Decide to Decide 

You handle ideas by making some kind of a decision. Winning starts with beginning! And to begin, you must do something now

Tomorrow is about deciding to decide and the 5 types of people in the world 😃

Big LOVE to you

Elaine


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Cultivate Relationships

HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW? You cannot neglect a relationship and expect it to grow. That’s not to say that all relationships are the same and need the same amount of time and attention. The nature and purpose of the relationship will determine the energy and time needed to cultivate it. Think about some of the many personal and professional relationships you have in your life. How much effort do you give them? Do you treat them the same? Of course not. And you shouldn’t. Every relationship is different but can fit into one of three categories: 

Some People Come into Our Lives for a Reason 

Many relationships are very short and occur for very specific reasons. Sometimes they come and then go away forever. Other times they are ongoing but intermittent. These relationships need only brief, periodic cultivation. 

List a few people who came into your life for a reason, and beside their name list how they helped you. 

Some People Come into Our Lives for a Season 

A second type of relationship lasts only for a period of time. These relationships may last only a few weeks or as long as several years. Many times they are related to our current circumstances or situations. But just because they are temporary doesn’t mean they’re not important. The cultivation of the relationships should just match the season. Relationships with our children’s teachers and coaches are often seasonal. So are many work relationships. Perhaps you work for a boss you enjoy, but the work is the only

Some People Come into Our Lives for a Lifetime 

The third kind of relationship is ongoing and permanent. These are few and very special. And if we want to keep them healthy and encourage them to grow, we must give them continual cultivation. Otherwise they are likely to shrivel and die. Our closest friendships are most valuable to us, and like anything of value, they cost us something. We cannot neglect them and expect them to thrive.


Just like in this memoir, “Tuesdays With Morrie.” The author, Mitch Albom, writes about all the lessons he received from his college professor, Morrie Schwartz, who was suffering from a life-threatening disease.

Mitch focused on how Morrie helped him understand some of the most complex problems of life. As Morrie had told him in the book, “Study me in my slow and patient demise. Watch what happens to me. Learn with me..” And he did. The author learned a lot of things from his Tuesday visits with Morrie.

Here are the most valuable lessons that we learned from the book “Tuesdays with Morrie”. Apply it you haw you cultivate relationships

Forgive Not Only Others But Also Yourself

“We need to forgive ourselves. For all the things we didn’t do. All the things we should have done. You can’t get stuck on the regrets of what should have happened.”

Most of us find it hard to forgive others, but what we don’t know is that it’s even harder to forgive ourselves. We tend to hold grudges in life, and somehow, it is the reason why we can’t entirely be happy.

In the book “Tuesdays with Morrie”, Morrie taught the author the practice of forgiveness. Not only to others but as well as to himself. We may regret the things we did in the past, but not everything is within our control. Not letting go about it won’t change anything, but a better outlook for the future might.

Live Your Life As If It Is Your Last Day

“Every day, have a little bird on your shoulder that asks, ‘Is today the day? Am I ready? Am I doing all I need to do? Am I the person I want to be?’”

Most of the time, we take our chances for granted – the opportunity to spend time with our family, to help other people, and the chance to do what we love.

It’s because most of us think that we always have more time to do the right thing. But the truth is we never know when would be the last time for us to say goodbye.

Morrie said, “Everyone knows they’re going to die, but nobody believes it.”

Although some of us don’t like to think about it, we all know that our hearts will stop beating, eventually. So we should give our best and not wait for a special time to express our love to everyone. The right time is always now.

Stop Chasing The Wrong Things

“So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they’re busy doing things they think are important. This is because they’re chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning in your life is to devote yourself to loving others. Devote yourself to your community around you and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.”

Most people are blinded by money and fame, so they often chase the wrong things. They tend to disregard their family and friends because they thought that it’s the material things that could keep them satisfied.

But for us to find meaning and joy in our life, we should learn to love not only ourselves but the other people as well. Being a part of your community can bring happiness and satisfaction that no amount of money can give you.

Do Things Whole-heartedly Without Expecting Something In Return

“Do the kinds of things that come from the heart. When you do, you won’t be dissatisfied. You won’t be envious, and you won’t be longing for somebody else’s things. On the contrary, you’ll be overwhelmed with what comes back.”

The reason why some people feel incomplete and unhappy is that they think only for themselves. Morrie taught us that selflessness and genuinely helping others brings us satisfaction and happiness.

The Only Thing That Dies Is Our Body, Not The Relationship We Have With Others

“As long as we can love each other, and remember the feeling of the love we had, we can die without ever really going away. All the love you created is still there. All the memories are still there. You live on – in the hearts of everyone you have touched and nurtured while you were here.”

When we die, it’s the body that is only going away, not the relationship we had from our family, friends, and our community. We will be remembered on how we were to them when we were still alive. So the people that we’ve helped, however small it is, we’ll surely leave an unforgettable space in their hearts. 

Be Compassionate and Help Others

“Whites and blacks, Catholics and Protestants, men and women. If we saw each other as more alike, we might be very eager to join in one big human family in this world. And to care about that family the way we care about our own.”

Some people believe that we are all different from each other; that’s why we don’t treat everyone the way we should. We might be unique, but we need to accept people who are different from ourselves. For Morrie, we are always stronger together than if we are divided.

He also said, “Be compassionate and take responsibility for each other. If we only learned those lessons, this world would be so much better a place.”

One of the final lessons that Morrie taught to Mitch is to be compassionate and help others. Morrie believed that our world would be a better place if we do whatever we can to help someone and look out for each other. 

There are a lot of things that Morrie has taught us about this book “Tuesdays with Morrie”. But what he really wants us to learn is to realize what is important to us, and that spreading compassion and love to the world are the only things that can truly make us happy.

A New thing!

Forget whats happened, dont keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. Im about to do something brand-new!! Its bursting out! Don’t you see it? There it is!!!!! Im making a road in the desert, rivers in the bad lands……..animals will say-Thank You…..because i am the God who provides water in the desert, rivers through the sunbaked earth………..Is 43:19

Hope You Enjoy todays Show!!!!

Lots of Love and

Lets keep our eyes Peeled for the Brand New that God is Doing Here on the Earth today!!!

Ella

Step out of Tunnel Vision

Most businesses have hit a tree!!! Yep, post Covid19′ most businesses are grappling with what just happened. But not all, some are thriving and have found this to be their most productive time and other businesses will descend into oblivion never to emerge.

Todays post is if you have hit a tree, chances are, You dont even know it!!! So lets try to prod our faces of the tree and at least see the tree, and when we keep prodding our faces of the tree we see the forest!!!!

Gain perspective of where you are!!!! That is the first step.

Awareness!!!!

Now to see what that are thriving have done:

They started to feel restless when things were ok. Nothing seemed to be the but a statement of Change before you need to Change, is what they live by!!!

So if you are feeling life is good right now – what do you need to do to disrupt yourself!!!

You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight” Jim Rohn

I believe we can all take the little steps to change our direction, here’s are few questions and insights that you can utilise to re-boot your business.

Business success really is as simple as finding what I call an “under-recognized” or changing need and filling it in with wisdom, empathy, and understanding that no one else can demonstrate or display. 

The business owner who plans on succeeding over the next 5 years would be wise to create a different plan. A better approach would be to first start asking some questions and listening to your employees. Some of the questions you could ask your employees include:

  • What are they seeing and hearing in the marketplace?
  • What do they see your competitors doing that your organization is not?
  • What are some things your company could do that your competitors are not doing?
  • What are your customers asking for?
  • What are some products or services they think would be of value to your customers?

Regarding your customers, some actions you could take are:

  • Closely observe their buying patterns.
  • Ask them what kind of services or products they wished you would offer. 
  • Start shopping your competitors’ websites.
  • Ask yourself, if you were starting your business from scratch, what would you do differently?

For any business to grow, it must change with the times. It must be open to anticipating what customers need and want. One of the best ways to do that is to open up your mind and your ears.

Once you gather enough information, hold a strategic planning session and implement the changes one step at a time. You will become a believer in the axiom that even the things that aren’t broke can be made better.

Big Hugs

Ella

Ps. I start an Entreprenueral Mastermind on the 1st September 2020 focuses on the Reinvention Road Map to Re-Boot Your Business!!! Email me: elaine@elainejacob.life to get more information.

Your Success BluePrint E-Book

You can see by the definition above why success is a journey rather than a destination. No matter how long you live or what you decide to do in life, you will never exhaust your capacity to grow toward your potential, nor will you run out of opportunities to help others. When you see success as a journey, then you never have the problem of trying to “arrive” at an elusive final destination. And you’ll never find yourself in a position where you’ve accomplished some final goal – only to discover that you’re still unfulfilled and searching for something else to do.

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You can see by the definition below why success is a journey rather than a destination. No matter how long you live or what you decide to do in life, you will never exhaust your capacity to grow toward your potential, nor will you run out of opportunities to help others. When you see success as a journey, then you never have the problem of trying to “arrive” at an elusive final destination. And you’ll never find yourself in a position where you’ve accomplished some final goal – only to discover that you’re still unfulfilled and searching for something else to do.

Top Best Practices for Managing a Remote Team

Top Best Practices for Managing a Remote Team. If you want to help your employees feel connected and engaged, especially in times of crisis such as COVID-19, follow these 20 advices:-

If you want to help your employees feel connected and engaged, especially in times of crisis such as COVID-19, follow these 20 advices

1. Give employees a sense of belonging

A study by The Wall Street Journal suggests that one of the crucial factors that separates successful companies from others are those that give employees a sense of belonging

The author, Sue Shellenbarger, states: 

“Amid growing divisiveness and stridency in public life, a sense of belonging at the office will be increasingly prized by employees, and a crucial condition for fostering innovation.”

2. Define goals for remote workers

According to research, 39% of people working from home complete their tasks faster than those in fixed workplaces.

However, in order to set them up for success, employers have to set clear and measurable goals for their remote employees. 

With remote teams – where communication is more challenging and things can get lost in translation – it’s important to be crystal clear about their duties and responsibilities.

3. Improve your overall internal communications strategy

If your overall communication strategy is not successful, engaging your remote employees will be mission impossible. 

Therefore, employers should put more effort into prioritizing employee relations and engagement efforts.

4. Communicate regularly 

Setting up periodic virtual or in-person all-company meetings is crucial to help everyone stay on the same page and understand core company values

This is especially true for remote employees who do not have the opportunity to communicate with their co workers in person on a daily basis. 

5. Check in frequently and be proactive

As remote teams may feel disconnected, managers who lead remote teams need to make themselves available. 

Frequent check-ins with remote workers is a great way to help them overcome challenges that come with remote work. 

Waiting for an employee to speak up may be too late. In fact, many of them will never decide to raise a problem themselves. 

Frequently ask a simple question such as “How can I help you be more productive and feel more connected.”

6. Make collaboration more efficient

Team collaboration is one of the main factors for greater productivity. Therefore, many employers are trying to improve the way remote teams work together. 

Team collaboration and employee engagement solutions are the best way to eliminate this challenge faced by most companies who have remote employees. 

7. Put relevant information at their fingertips

Here at Smarp, we believe that that employee should not spend hours to find relevant information. The information should find them

The#NoSearching Revolution, as we like to call it, changes the way employees search for and find information that makes them more productive. 

8. Encourage continuous engagement

Do you have a central place where all your employees can easily collaborate and engage on a daily basis?  With modern internal communications tools, employees can now instantly share interesting content from within the company. Therefore, you should encourage your remote employees to stay engaged and join the conversations even if they are not physically there. 

9. Make collaboration and communication fun

In order to keep your remote employees engaged, you should add some fun to it. This is a great approach not only to engage everyone but also to share a piece of company culture that remote employees can not experience as often as non-remote employees.  

10. Empower your remote employees

Remote workers want to be a part of decision making in companies that they work for. They want to have a word and be heard. Therefore, employers should empower remote employees to make their own decisions, communicate and implement new ideas

So, why should you care about employee empowerment?

According to research on employee empowerment, employees who felt a low level of empowerment were rated with engagement at the 24th percentile.

On the other side, those with a high level of empowerment were at the 79th percentile. Clearly, empowerment counts.

11. Enable and encourage knowledge sharing

Knowledge sharing among employees is beneficial for both company success and employee development

For remote teams or employees, fostering a culture of knowledge sharing is critical as they may have less opportunity for in-person knowledge sharing or social learning.

Luckily, modern technology solutions make knowledge sharing much easier even when employees are located on the other side of the world. 

12. Offer career growth opportunities

Career growth opportunities are one of the main factors that attract and keep talent within companies. 

Often times, remote workers get neglected here. In order to keep them happy and engaged, some career advancement opportunities should be available. 

13. Establish a work-from-home policy

Clarity is crucial for remote workers to be productive. Therefore, if you do have remote employees, you should also have a work-from-home policy

Even if you support flexibility, some rules should be applied as this helps employees feel like they are a part of your organizational culture. 

14. Encourage peer-to-peer feedback

Consistent peer-to-peer feedback is a great way to connect remote employees. This is just another way to encourage their collaboration and communication and to learn from each other. 

In fact, according to PwC, nearly 60% of survey respondents reported that they would like feedback on a daily or weekly basis—a number that increased to 72% for employees under age 30.

In order for peer-to-peer feedback to be more successful and motivational, you may think of implementing a rewards and recognition program

15. Train your managers

For remote teams to be productive and engaged, it is crucial for managers to understand how remote employees should be led and managed. In fact, 56% of employees believe that managers should update their skills to support a remote team. 

Train your managers on best practices for communicating with your company’s remote teams. 

16. Consider a remote work space

Even though 78% of remote workers use their home as their primary place of work, remote work or co-working spaces have been rising in their popularity. 

Having a remote work space can help remote employees who live close by get together or simply get away from interruptions that working from home can cause. 

17. Organize company retreats

Getting together in person once or twice a year to discuss the future of the company and strengthen team relationships is crucial for remote employees to feel connected. 

Organize team building activities so that remote workers get the chance to meet with each other. 

18. Forget about email conversations

Remote communication can distort the normal pace of employee conversations. How many times have you written an email and felt concerned about how it would land and if someone will read it or not? 

Emails should just not be the primary way of internal communications as there are now tools that offer instant communication in which information does not get buried. 

19. Choose the right communication tool

Luckily, there are tools designed to overcome communication barriers remote work brings into organizations. 

Technological innovations simplify remote communication and team collaboration and give distributed teams just as much of an opportunity to be engaged as teams who spend their days working between the same four walls. 

The key here is to make it as easy as possible for your employees to keep up with the latest company updates and find all the materials and information they need without having to look for it. 

We’ve summarized in the short video below tips and tricks to effectively communicate with your employees during the pandemic 👇

20. Make remote employees your advocates

In order to increase involvement and engagement of your remote employees, you can make them your brand ambassadors.

This is a great way to show them appreciation, help them build their personal brand and help them develop a sense of belonging. 

In addition, enhancing employee advocacy has numerous benefits for companies as they can drive sales, build brand awareness and help in employer branding and talent acquisition efforts. 

2020 Marks the Abrupt Shift to Remote Work

With COVID-19 spreading at a fast pace, companies have no choice but to rush into remote work to protect their employees from the virus.

For example, Amazon, LinkedIn, Microsoft and Google advised workers to stop coming in to the office already in February. In early March, Twitter “strongly advised” all its employees worldwide to do the same, before making remote work compulsory a few days later. “We understand this is an unprecedented step, but these are unprecedented times,” Twitter’s head of HR, Jennifer Christie, said in a message to staff.

According to remote work strategist Laurel Farrer, it typically takes six to 12 weeks for a smooth transition from on-site to remote work under normal circumstances.

As the pandemic is spreading at unprecedented pace, businesses are adjusting on the fly. They don’t have the option to offer a smooth transition to remote work to their employees, which is problematic for most of them. 

In times of crisis, how to coordinate employees’ efforts, how to ensure flawless cross-departmental collaboration, and how to maintain team productivity when employees are scattered across the globe with multiple time zones?

Analysts and experts agree that the shift to remote work we are experiencing now is not a temporary measure. Instead, it’s redefining the future of work

To get a better understanding of what the workplace may look like in the near feature, let’s take a look into the advantages and disadvantages of remote work.

Pros and Cons of Remote Work

Here are the top 6 positive effects that remote work may have on your business. 

1. Saved time on commuting

Remote work saves time and money for your employees and it can have a positive impact on your business as well. Commuting every day can have a negative effect on your employees, especially if we are talking about long everyday train or bus rides from one city to another.  When working remotely, your employees can spend their time on things they love doing, which will have a positive effect on their happiness and motivation in the long run.

2. Lower expenses

If a number of your employees work remotely that means that you will need to rent less office space, which can save you a lot of money every month. Also, having more employees working from home can reduce your costs on office materials and equipment. 

There are also commuting costs which can take a good chunk of money out of your employees pockets. So it is a win-win situation in which both employees and the company can save a lot of money.

3. Increased productivity

Various studies have proven that employees working from home are more productive than those working in the office. 

For example, a study from Stanford found that employees working from home are, on average, 13% more productive

4. Easier recruitment and better retention rates

Working from home has become one of the benefits that employers use a lot in their recruitment and talent acquisition efforts

Millennials and Generation Z want flexibility and mobility in their everyday life. This means that, in the future, it will be much easier to hire people if you can offer them to work remotely. 

Option of a remote work will certainly make your search for great talent much easier, even if that talent comes from a far away city or country. 

5. More flexibility

As long as the results are not missing, your employees can be free to organize their days.

A computer connected to the internet and a mobile phone are what is required to do remote work which means that employees can set up their office wherever they want. Also, they can arrange their workspace as they like.

6. Less sick days and lower absenteeism

For remote workers, a number of days spent on sick leave is lower.  SOHO report tells us that remote workers, on average, take 2.4 sick days per year, compared to 2.6 days on average for office workers.

Employees that are working remotely only take sick leave when they have serious medical problems that require them to go to a doctor or hospital.

Even though remote work may help you build a successful business, it also has drawbacks you need to keep in mind while managing your remote teams. 

1. Lower work-life balance

Remote work isn’t just a different way to work – it’s a different way to live. Remote work isn’t always as perfect as it may seem. In fact, many remote workers struggle with unplugging from their work which may have a negative work-life balance. 

According to Buffer, this is the biggest challenge remote workers face and 22% of remote employees that they struggle to unplug after work

2. More distractions

Remote employees need to be able to remain disciplined throughout their day in order to avoid certain distractions while at home. For some people, this is easy to do, but can struggle to switch into ‘work mode’ when working from home. 

To avoid distractions and less of productivity, remote workers should make sure their work environment is tidy before starting work. 

3. Decreased sense of belonging and connection

Remote employees can sometimes feel isolated and disconnected from the rest of the company. Not being able to connect personally with team members may cause remote employees feel like they are not a part of the company’s culture and important company moments. 

Some remote workers, a few days a week go to work to a local coffee shop or travel to the office to have that important connection with their colleagues.

4. Lack of communication

Communication problems are something every company that has remote employees is trying to improve. As these employees are often excluded from every-day, spontaneous happenings in the offices, it is important to present some of that culture to them

Lack of communication, in the long run, often causes lower levels of engagement and motivation. Therefore, employers should put more effort into encouraging remote employees to join the conversation and feel like a part of the team. 

5. Lower reliability and accountability

With remote work comes less control. It is not easy to manage and track everything that a remote employee does especially if their work is not highly measurable. 

For that reason, you will never see a manager who loves to micromanage form a remote work. Here, it is extremely important to build a strong sense of trust and belonging

6. Increased security challenges

If your business deals with sensitive data, remote work can bring risks and challenges. When you put something online, especially when it goes public, it’s almost impossible to take it all back. 

Other risky situations include data leaks or employees stealing data. Data theft by employees, both remote and co-located, may be more common than you think.

Communication Challenges Remote Employees Face on a Daily Basis

Remote work requires a completely different mindset than working in traditional offices. In fact, 20% of remote employees say that they lack a sense of belonging and sometimes feel lonely. 

Here are a few more important stats on remote work that you should be aware of.

The thing is, you need to be extra cautious these days as it’s your entire team that is working remotely.

What’s more, your employees are working remotely until further notice. And because of that, they may feel even more disconnected and lonely than under normal circumstances. 

When employees are in the office, they engage on a daily basis and feel truly connected. This could take the form of a water-cooler conversation, lunch with a coworker, or even visually observing meetings taking place.

With remote teams, these types of conversations are not possible and, as a result, remote workers can frequently feel disconnected. This is a challenge companies need to actively work on, especially these days. 

Be a Lid Lifter!

John Maxwell’s “Law of the Lid” states that “leadership ability determines a person’s level of effectiveness.”

While I often write about personal growth and development, I want to challenge you today to help others grow. Think about the people you work with. Think about your family. Think about your friends. Whose lid can you lift?

Lifting someone’s lid is about helping them grow from where they are to where they want to be. It’s about giving people tools and insights to become a better leader. We don’t often see the areas we need to grow in. We need someone else’s perspective to show us our blind spots. This requires you to gently share with people what you are observing and offering to help them take steps forward.

Many people don’t believe they need to grow as leaders because they aren’t in a “leadership position.” However, Maxwell makes it clear in his “Law of Influence” that “leadership is influence – nothing more, nothing less.” Everyone has influence with someone. Why not excel at it?!

Today, be a lid lifter. Offer to help someone grow. Offer to read a book and discuss it together. Offer to share your observations of their strengths and weaknesses so they can formulate a growth plan. Help them become a better version of themselves.

Be Intentionally Great Today!

Success BluePrint

When will you be successful? If you’re like most people, what comes to mind is someday—somewhere off in the future, when you’ll suddenly wake up and think, “I made it! I’m a success!” That’s how most unsuccessful people see success: as something to strive for and hope to reach “someday.”

Each of us has a picture in mind of what we want our career to look like, our family to look like, and yes, from an early age we often conjure up images of the houses, cars, and things we would like to obtain. In many persons’ minds, success is something way off in the distance that they will run themselves ragged to get to – if they ever get to it at all.

At one time, I viewed success as a place where I would arrive. I defined it as the progressive realization of a predetermined, worthwhile goal. But over time, I realized that the definition falls short of the mark. It leads to “destination disease” – the belief that if we just arrive somewhere (e.g. attain a position, accomplish a goal, have a relationship with the right person), we will be successful.

But many years ago, I came to a different conclusion about success. All the traditional definitions either made success a destination to reach, or required some magic formula to obtain. I began to see success as a journey, an ongoing process of growth. And after over nearly fifty years of knowing successful people and studying the subject, this is the definition of success that I now embrace:

Success is…

Knowing your purpose in life,

Growing to reach your maximum potential, and

Sowing seeds that benefit others.

Emotional Intelligence

In 1995, psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman published a book introducing most of the world to the nascent concept of emotional intelligence. The idea–that an ability to understand and manage emotions greatly increases our chances of success–quickly took off, and it went on to greatly influence the way people think about emotions and human behavior.

13 Indicators of a Highly Emotional Intelligence Individuals

In 1995, psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman published a book introducing most of the world to the nascent concept of emotional intelligence. The idea–that an ability to understand and manage emotions greatly increases our chances of success–quickly took off, and it went on to greatly influence the way people think about emotions and human behavior.

But what does emotional intelligence look like, as manifested in everyday life?

I’ve identified a number of actions that illustrate how emotional intelligence appears in the real world. Here are 13 of them:

1. You think about feelings.

Emotional intelligence begins with what is called self- and social awareness, the ability to recognize emotions (and their impact) in both yourself and others. That awareness begins with reflection. You ask questions like:

• What are my emotional strengths? What are my weaknesses?

• How does my current mood affect my thoughts and decision making?

• What’s going on under the surface that influences what others say or do?

Pondering questions like these yield valuable insights that can be used to your advantage.

2. You pause.

The pause is as simple as taking a moment to stop and think before you speak or act. (Easy in theory, difficult in practice.) This can help save you from embarrassing moments or from making commitments too quickly. In other words, pausing helps you refrain from making a permanent decision based on a temporary emotion.

3. You strive to control your thoughts.

You don’t have much control over the emotion you experience in a given moment. But you can control your reaction to those emotions–by focusing on your thoughts. (As it’s been said: You can’t prevent a bird from landing on your head, but you can keep it from building a nest.) By striving to control your thoughts, you resist becoming a slave to your emotions, allowing yourself to live in a way that’s in harmony with your goals and values.

4. You benefit from criticism.

Nobody enjoys negative feedback. But you know that criticism is a chance to learn, even if it’s not delivered in the best way. And even when it’s unfounded, it gives you a window into how others think. When you receive negative feedback, you keep your emotions in check and ask yourself: How can this make me better?

5. You show authenticity.

Authenticity doesn’t mean sharing everything about yourself, to everyone, all of the time. It does mean saying what you mean, meaning what you say, and sticking to your values and principles above all else. You know not everyone will appreciate your sharing your thoughts and feelings. But the ones who matter will.

6. You demonstrate empathy.

The ability to show empathy, which includes understanding others’ thoughts and feelings, helps you connect with others. Instead of judging or labeling others, you work hard to see things through their eyes. Empathy doesn’t necessarily mean agreeing with another person’s point of view. Rather, it’s about striving to understand–which allows you to build deeper, more connected relationships.

7. You praise others.

All humans crave acknowledgement and appreciation. When you commend others, you satisfy that craving and build trust in the process. This all begins when you focus on the good in others. Then, by sharing specifically what you appreciate, you inspire them to be the best version of themselves.

8. You give helpful feedback.

Negative feedback has great potential to hurt the feelings of others. Realizing this, you reframe criticism as constructive feedback, so the recipient sees it as helpful instead of harmful.

9. You apologize.

It takes strength and courage to be able to say you’re sorry. But doing so demonstrates humility, a quality that will naturally draw others to you. Emotional intelligence helps you realize that apologizing doesn’t always mean you’re wrong. It does mean valuing your relationship more than your ego.

10. You forgive and forget.

Hanging on to resentment is like leaving a knife inside a wound. While the offending party moves on with their life, you never give yourself the chance to heal. When you forgive and forget, you prevent others from holding your emotions hostage–allowing you to move forward.

11. You keep your commitments.

It’s common nowadays for people to break an agreement or commitment when they feel like it. Of course, bailing on an evening of Netflix with a friend will cause less harm than breaking a promise to your child or missing a major business deadline. But when you make a habit of keeping your word–in things big and small–you develop a strong reputation for reliability and trustworthiness.

12. You help others.

One of the greatest ways to positively impact the emotions of others is to help them. Most people don’t really care where you graduated from, or even about your previous accomplishments. But what about the hours you’re willing to take out of your schedule to listen or help out? Your readiness to get down in the trenches and work alongside them? Actions like these build trust and inspire others to follow your lead when it counts.

13. You protect yourself from emotional sabotage.

You realize that emotional intelligence also has a dark side–such as when individuals attempt to manipulate others’ emotions to promote a personal agenda or for some other selfish cause. And that’s why you continue to sharpen your own emotional intelligence–to protect yourself when they do.

The Captain Jesus Manifesto

 My word for 2019, was Captain Jesus, which was a challenge to myself to let Jesus be the one in control of my life. 

Helicopters have joystick and I believe we all have a JoyStick (the controls of our lives). Captain Jesus has been challenging me to hand over this #Joystick and it has been my biggest challenge, but this is what I am learning. Learning to hand over a joystick, to the #JoyKing, so that he can take us on a #JoyRide and thats what I want for my life!!!  Not limited, controlled, small existence because i am too afraid to hand over controls.

You know what I am learning, is that, in reality, I don’t really have controls anyway, it’s a silly illusion I believe, because I cannot control anything in my life, except for my attitude and my choice for wanting to become the leader I was destined to be. The thing about choice is its either an expander/maximiser or a limiter in our lives. Every choice expands our future or limits future and when we make certain choices we sometimes choose limitations out of fear and insecurities.  But every thing we want in life stands not eh other side of fear. let me say that again:

“Everything you’ve ever wanted is sitting on the other side of fear.” 

Fear is a powerful emotion. It often masquerades as a cloak of protection, keeping us from doing things that may cause us harm. But sometimes, the real damage comes from the inaction that fear enables.

2019, was such a great year for me, a year of growth, a year of challenge to be better and in came 2020 and I chose a new word, MORE!!! 20XMORE to be exact and it was a year of change. As you see these past couple of months has challenged us, and we are starting to understand even more so that we are not in control.  And Captain Jesus with the Joystick is still my greatest hope. My hope is Anchored in the One who never changes.

So with that I am sharing some of the questions that challenge me to keep stepping up and out of my comfort zone. To keep stretching to all that God has called me for. Left to my own demise, i am not going to be able to do one sensible thing – you know me, I live one step away form stupid (hahaha)

So everyday I make mistakes, I take the joystick back like a little child. 

I remember when Bella was really small and she was playing with her legos, and when she broke it, I would offer help but she wanted to do it herself, she would be struggling but didn’t want my help. And the same way, I struggle, I try to figure things out my self and Holy Spirit is right there wanting to help, offering to help and I keep pulling aways saying No – I got this, No – I can fix this, but I keep challenging myself to offer it up – Hand full of broken things, broken dreams, broken plans, and I am reminding myself – all need to do is ask.

So  I offer my ask here: 

Its rough, its raw, it’s not perfect but it has helped me come before my God with ams open and i pray that it unlocks a beautiful friendship with the Holy Spirit and Captain Jesus.

It’s in the week after Pentecost that I write this, and I think its divinely inspired to remember the early days when the Holy Spirit came as fire and dwelt among us.

The purpose of Pentecost  is that we become  Christlike as the Holy Spirit is creating a new person in us by “writing” God’s ways on our minds and hearts. Jer 31:33

In a world driven by unreasonable deadlines and demands, it’s not unlikely that many are border lining a nervous breakdown. The relentless pressure to produce results feels like we are strapped onto a treadmill and the speed keeps increasing and we have not way to get off. 

“For a man is a slave to whoever has mastered him.” 2 Peter 2.19

Work has become our God and it was insatiable, no matter how hard we work, it is never enough. We have lost our meaning and have become slaves to a bottom-line pressure and have burned ourselves out. And we have become professionally ineffective.

The Solution

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.

Prov 3:5-6

So if you are ready to make a change then lets start praying.

Jesus forgive me for not trusting you, for leaning on my own understanding, I look to you for direction, i look to for your wisdom. You said in your word, (James 1:5)  if anyone lacks wisdom we should ask of you, Lord. So i ask for wisdom for today.  Wisdom is a key and I  know that wisdom is what i need.

Proverbs 24:3-4 – By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.

Jesus in your word it says “For i know the plans i have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper me, plans not to harm me, plans to give me a future and a hope.

Holy Spirit I ask of you:

  1. Please be my guide today, i pray that you will be with me today, that you will speak to my heart, that you will challenge me to become my best self today, you will guide me into all truth, as your word says. The purpose of my life is to be moulded into the image of my Christ, please help to become everything you called me, to become everything that you intended. I want to return to you at the end of my life, knowing i did everything you called me to do on earth. that i return to you empty and fulfilling everything in my mandate. Help me to challenge fear in my life, especially where it holds me back, limits me from my calling.
  2. Holy Spirit as my guide today i pray that you will open my eyes to the work that I am called to do ?
  3. Please give me wisdom in building my house on the solid rock today. Please reveal to my areas in my life, that i need your and your leadership?
  4. Please prompt my heart for the things of your kingdom. Help me find meaning in my everyday work.  You wired me with a purpose, passions and strengths, i need your help in utilising these gifts to serve the world everyday.
  5. Holy Spirit please take captive of my mind, may no thought exhalt itself higher than you and your word. Bring to my awareness any limiting agreements and decisions  that I made because of pain and hurt that doesn’t serve my purpose and my gift to the world and help me to pull down these strongholds down daily.
  6. Put a guard on my lips, may you Guide me that only words of life will be uttered from these lips towards myself or any other of your creations. I know that out of the abundance of my heart, y mouth speaks, so speak to my daily that i will mediate on your word day and night .
  7. I pray that you will renew my mind as i dwell, in your spirit. As you word states – Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.  (Rom 12:2) I pray for my mind to be transformed daily, I pray that you will give me discernment in every moment of today -to discern your perfect will. Take over my thougtts, break the patterns of limitation, lack and scarcity, I ask now for Abundance in my thoughts,  for big thinking, for Possibility Mindset- because with you All things are possible!! I dont want my lack of imagination to Limit you God!!!Challenge my mind today !!!
  8. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask, think or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen’ (Ephesians 3:20–21)

I hope this prayer adds value to you

With Love

Coach Ella’

10 Human Victories

Yesterday we spoke about the 10 regrets – and i hope you are challenged to want more for your life ! The lost below speaks of 10 victories that can be ours, but it requires intentionality and effort!!! But this what really living is about 😃

  1. You reach your end full of happiness and fulfillment on realising that you are all used up – having spent the fullness of your talents, the biggest of your resources, and best of your potential doing great work and leading a rare-air life.
  2. You reach your end knowing that you played at a standard of concentrated excellence and held yourself to the most impeccable standards in each thing you did.
  3. You reach your end in noisy celebration for having the boldness of spirit to have regularly confronted your largest fears and realised your highest visions.
  4. You reach your end and recognise that you became a person who build people up versus one who tore people down.
  5. You reach your end with the understanding that while your journey may have not always been a smooth one, whenever you got knocked down you instantly got back up – and at all times, never suffered from any loss optimism.
  6. You reach your end and bask in the staggering glory of your phenomenal achievements along with the rich value you have contributed to the lives of the people you were lucky to serve.
  7. You reach your end and adore the strong, ethical, inspirational and empathetic person you grew into.
  8. You reach your end and realise that you were a genuine innovator who blazed new trails instead of following old roads.
  9. You reach your end surrounded with teammates who call you a rock star, customers who say you’re a hero, and loved ones who call you a legend.
  10. You reach your end as a true Leader Without a Title, knowing that the great deeds you did will endure long after your death and that your life stands as a model of possibility.

Lets do this 🚀

Ella

How do we live our lives?

Today i am reminded of a post that a mentor shared with me and i thought to share it here. I listened to a song of Toby Mac – its a latest one and he reminded me of this post again.

When we reach the end of our life will we be filled with deep regret for the things we didn’t do or will we feel victorious knowing we have done all we can to make the world a better place for each other.

These are the 10 regrets that Robin Sharma lays out, and I do think they concisely express many of our greatest regrets and fears. I think to truly live an extraordinary life you need to recognize these regrets so you can find a path in life that will help you avoid them. In tomorrows blog post we will discuss the ideas of the 10 Human Victories.

1. You reach your last day with the brilliant song that your life was meant to sing still silent within you.

2. You reach your last day without ever having experienced the natural power that inhabits you to do great work and achieve great things.

3. You reach your last day realizing that you never inspired anyone else by the example that you set.

4. You reach your last day full of pain at the realization that you never took any bold risks and so you never received any bright rewards.

5. You reach your last day understanding that you missed the opportunity to catch a glimpse of mastery because you bought into the lie that you had to be resigned to mediocrity.

6. You reach your last day and feel heart broken that you never learned the skill of transforming adversity into victory and lead into gold.

7. You reach your last day regretting that you forgot that work is about being radically helpful to others rather than being helpful only to yourself.

8. You reach your last day with the awareness that you ended up living the life that society trained you to want versus leading the life you truly wanted to have.

9. You reached your last day and awaken to the fact that you never realized your absolute best nor touched the special genius that you were built to become.

10. You reach your last day and discover you could have been a leader and left this world so much better than you found it. But you refused to accept that mission because you were just too scared. And so you failed. And wasted a life.

With Love

Ella

Candid Conversations

Have you been dodging an important conversation? The kind of conversation that may be uncomfortable, in a situation that you wish would just take care of itself? Are you dancing around a subject, being less direct, less candid than you really should be because you fear conflict or don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings?

Have you been dodging an important conversation? The kind of conversation that may be uncomfortable, in a situation that you wish would just take care of itself? Are you dancing around a subject, being less direct, less candid than you really should be because you fear conflict or don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings? Preparing for candid conversations can be hard.

You know what’s going to happen, right? As a result of not being candid, we can let situations like this stew and brew until they erupt and end up causing more damage than was necessary. It’s only a matter of time before one of you gets so frustrated by what’s unspoken that you will say things that shouldn’t be said instead of having a candid conversation about what needs to be discussed.

But you’d rather risk handling a ticking time bomb than put in the time and effort and emotional risk of having THAT conversation. I know. I’ve felt the same way at times. You’ll have to weigh the stakes of speaking up versus letting this one fester. Just don’t wimp out if the stakes of doing so are greater than those few moments of discomfort required to initiate the conversation.

If you decide to go for it, to have a candid conversation, here are some tips that may make it more productive. (I didn’t say these would make it any easier, but that is a possibility. … for now, let’s focus on at least getting somewhere with the conversation.)

First, know what it means to be candid. It’s doesn’t mean you have the green light to be unkind or to go on the attack. In fact, to be effective at being candid, you have to put some real thought and objectivity into your preparation. Candor means “the state or quality of being frank, open, and sincere in speech or expression; free from reservation, disguise, or subterfuge; straightforward.” The synonyms for candor are: matter-of-fact, frank, flat-out, plainspoken, straightforward, direct. It’s all about being truthful in a way that someone else can find constructive support in what you say to them.

Preparing for a Candid Conversation: 7 Checks

To prepare yourself for candid conversations, take these seven steps before you tackle the conversation. These will boost your confidence and help you reign in your emotions. Going into the conversation with the right intent minimizes the other party’s defensiveness and means the conversation is less likely to devolve into an emotionally-charged exchange.

  1. Have clarity of purpose.
  2. Identify emotional triggers.
  3. Check your assumptions.
  4. Focus on the positive outcomes.
  5. Consider the other perspective.
  6. Organize your thoughts and back up your key points with specifics and examples.
  7. Plan for “We” and “I” (not “You”) statements.

These are simple preparations. We often shortchange their importance because we are acting on our own emotion or we feel we’re too time-taxed to take these steps. But it’s charging into these candid conversations without being thoughtfully prepared that becomes a time drain. Not only does the conversation itself take longer, but we put obstacles and hurt feelings in our relationships that may take a long time to heal. It is worth the time to think and prepare before you speak candidly.

Preparing for Candid Conversations: 4 Neutral Statement Ideas

So now you’re ready for the conversation… Be sure to open it up with a neutral statement, one that doesn’t accuse or blame. Here are some ideas for good openings:

  • “I’d like to discuss ______. And I’d like to start by understanding your point of view.”
  • “I think we have different perceptions about _______. Tell me your thoughts.”
  • “I have something I’d like to discuss with you that I think will help us work together more efficiently.”
  • “Let’s talk about what just happened.”

You’ll notice that these conversations start by being inclusive and open. You’ll be operating with an assumption that there really are two sides to every story. Rather than entering into the conversation to force your own agenda, you are seeking first to understand. To do that throughout the conversation, you’ll want to inquire with an open mind. Then you should acknowledge the other party’s position and that you’ve heard and understood what they had to say. Don’t race through these first two steps –– they are extremely important because we all just want to be heard and understood.

Once you’ve truly heard and understood, you can advocate your position without attacking the other party’s position. This isn’t about a point-for-point competition. In fact, there may be aspects of the situation where you are both right. So consider collaborating to build a mutually agreeable solution. If the conversation does become adversarial, go back to one of the opening statements and follow this process through again and again.

Maintain your own objectivity throughout. If emotions get out of control, call a time out and refocus on your preparation steps. Remind yourself that you want a productive outcome and a preserved relationship more than you want to have your emotional release. Tirades, dressings down, woe-is-me whining, and tears won’t get you want you really want from this conversation. Keep yourself in check.

Preparing for Candid Conversations: 8 Cautions

Here’s a list of cautions. You’ll know you’re going too far outside the boundaries and that the conversation is becoming unproductive if:

  • You don’t maintain objectivity.
  • You resort to blaming or shaming.
  • You use superlatives (always, never).
  • You do not offer specifics & examples.
  • You beat around the bush.
  • You minimize and apologize.
  • You “protect” someone from the truth.
  • Your message is not clear.

You can do this. You have the time, and you have the spine. All you need to do is prepare yourself and proceed.

Unblock Mental Blocks

Creativity is about getting in the Zone quickly and more frequently.

Have you ever heard this statement? “I am in the Zone!” or “I just can’t get into the zone!””I need to be in the Zone to write, create, invent!”

I love it when I hear people say: “I am in the Zone, I am in Flow!!! And I usually respond with – please go on don’t let me distract you, because i know from first hand experience how hard this is!!

As a Content Creator for either Radio, my Programmes or Books- gosh I have to be in zone to create! And I am not sure if i am the only one who struggles to get into that ZONE, usually my desk is not the way i need it, or my closet needs a makeover, or I need a vacation or something! I found that the moment I am supposed to get into that creative Zone – I am usually Zoned out! Procrastination sets in and i am left with a few days before I get what i need done.

Now there is reason why – i am thinking something i never thought, i am crating something that hasn’t been created before – and this is hard!!! Most times we are feeling in the dark, so it’s understandable that we look everywhere but within for the answers. So this article is to let you know that I get it and I am sharing my thoughts here to help you move one step closer to that which is seeking you!

So I have adopted a new plan, a new regime and a new strategy and i hope it help you too, because the world is desperate for the gift of who really are, to show up and inspire and challenge….

According to Dr John C Maxwell there are 4 types of Zones we can find ourselves in, I share them here so that you can become aware and then take responsibility for where you find your self:

  1. THE COASTING ZONE: “I do as little as possible”
  2. THE COMFORT ZONE: “I do what I have always done”
  3. THE CHALLENGE ZONE: “I attempt to do what I haven’t done before”
  4. THE CREATIVE ZONE: “I attempt to think what i haven’t thought before”

To which of these do you naturally gravitate to? Do you live in the coasting zone, casually, passively – doing as little as possible? Or do you stay in your comfort zone, avoiding risks?Do you connect with the challenge Zone, where you try new things and willingly risk failure? Or do you try to stretch yourself the furthest by living in the creative zone, where you explore new ideas, seek out other perspectives, and cross bridges i your imagination long before you physically reach them?

As you know my suggestion is to live in the “CREATIVE ZONE”. Entrepreneurs have to!!! Our business success depends on our ability to not only think creatively but also challenge our own limitations or mental blocks! This how we keep expanding our potential. Below are the 7 Mental Blocks that you need to challenge!

MENTAL BLOCK 1: FIND THE RIGHT ANSWER

It’s wrong to believer there is only one right answer to any question. There are always other solutions. If we believe they are there and we’re willing to look for them, we will find them.

MENTAL BLOCK 2: Thats NOT LOGICAL

Albert Einstein said “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. Imagination turns possibilities into realities.


MENTAL BLOCK 3: FOLLOW THE RULES

Thomas Edison made a great quote “There ain’t no rules around her!” We are trying to accomplish something!” All Industries right now are ripe for Disruption, and I love it!!!


MENTAL BLOCK 4: AVOID AMBIGUITY

Life is complex. It’s mess. IT’s contradictory and paradoxical. Why in the

MENTAL BLOCK 5: FAILURE IS BAD

Creative people don’t avoid failure. They fail fast and the fail forward. They see failure as learning. They understand failure is feedback. Embracing risk is the key to growth.

MENTAL BLOCK 6: DONT BE FOOLISH

To stand up is to stand out. You have to stick your neck out to put your head above the crowd. If others don’t at fist understand or accept you, so what? All the great dreamers looked foolish to someone. How you are perceived by others is less important than how effective you can be.

MENTAL BLOCK 7:I’m NOT CREATIVE

The mental block that keeps most of us from being creative is believing we don’t posses creativity. By this self-perception is a barrier to talent, opportunity and intelligence. but the truth is that everyone can learn to be creative. The only real block is our disbelief.

“Creativity Thrives when one subject is approached from many difference perspectives”

John C Maxwell

FISH! by Stephen Lundin

Here’s a great love story with a powerful workplace message. It’s a really easy read and one I encourage all my clients to get in to. It teachs the steps to take to learn to love what you do, and make your workplace an energetic, enthusiastic and wonderful place to be.

Here’s a great love story with a powerful workplace message. It’s a really easy read and one I encourage all my clients to get in to. It teachs the steps to take to learn to love what you do, and make your workplace an energetic, enthusiastic and wonderful place to be.

The Theme –Work Made Fun Gets Done!

The key characters Mary Jane Ramirez, a manager from First Guarantee Financial, and Lonnie, a fishmonger from Seattle’s world famous Pike Place Fish Market, teach us how to transform a “toxic energy dump” into a workplace that adds value, productivity and profit to the company, creating happier workers, employers, and customers!

1. Choose your attitude.

Following the sudden death of her husband, Mary Jane had to take a position on the dreaded 3rd floor of First Guarantee Financial because of the salary raise and benefits it would provide her, as she was now a single parent.

The challenge was to transform this “toxic energy dump” into a unit that the rest of the company could work with effectively. They were the butt of all company jokes, where phone calls would go unanswered, and people could be counted on to rush to the elevators at 4.30 every day.

Mary Jane stumbled upon the Pike Place Fish Market one day during lunch. She immediately noticed the energy, enthusiasm, and interaction the market fishmongers and customers had. She made friends with Lonnie, who promised to help teach her staff the secrets of the success of the Fish market.

Lesson 1: There is always a choice about the way you do your work, even if there is no choice about the work itself. We can choose the attitude we bring to our work.

Wisdom from the Pike Place Fish Market:

• Have the courage to change.

• Never fear the risk of failure. The risk of doing nothing is greater than the risk of acting.

• Leave your own indelible mark on the world. Respect your creative urges. Your choices are as authentic as you are.

• Never stop learning and growing.

• You have within yourself more resources of energy, talent, and strength than you think.

• Concrete steps to take: Call a meeting and speak from the heart, find a message that communicates choosing your attitude in a way that everyone will understand and personalize. Provide motivation, and persist with faith.

Life Is Too Precious To Be Passing Through To Retirement.

At the Pike Place Fish Market, a character named Wolf had been on the road to a career as a professional race car driver. Following a serious accident he wallowed in self-pity and his girlfriend left him and friends stopped calling. He realized he had an important choice to make – live fully, or let life slip away in a series of missed opportunities.

2. Play! You can be serious about your work without taking yourself too seriously.

In Lonnie’s words “This is a real business which is run to make a profit. This business pays a lot of salaries, and we take the business seriously, but we discovered we could be serious about business and still have fun with the way we conduct business. We have a lot of pride in what we do and the way we do it. And we have become world famous.”

3. Make someone’s day. Create great memories.

The playful way we do our work allows us to find creative ways to engage our customers. Find ways to respectfully include them in the fun. Mary Jane observed this in the way customers had fun catching fish thrown by the fishmongers. Customers like being part of the show.

4. Be present.

Focus on the customer in front of you and be tuned in to opportunities to be there for people. Be alert, and pay attention.

Find Ways To Let Your Staff Discover The Fish Philosophy For Themselves.

Mary Jane realized it wouldn’t work to simply tell her staff about the Pike market, they had to see it for themselves.

The staff were assigned to think about the four key ingredients she outlined.

The Team Reports

Each Team brought their reports to the rest.

The Play team used a game to come up with some great ideas to implement more fun with a happier atmosphere.

The Make Their Day Team used a survey to understand what others thought of them and came up with a list of strategies to implement.

The Present Moment Team members related personal stories on the importance of being present for people and identified how to be fully present for one another and their customers.

The Choose Your Attitude Team report was brief and direct to the point, listing the benefits of choosing your attitude:

THE CHOICE IS YOURS. “Angry, disinterested, bitter” or, “Energetic, caring, vital, supportive, creative”

One Year Later

The book finishes with a look at life a year later… I won’t spoil the story by telling you the ending… you need to read it for yourself to get the full message.

Are you a Leaner or Lifter?

Studies show some critically important facts about the workplace. First, the number one reason people leave their jobs is that they don’t feel appreciated. Also, 9 out of 10 people say they are more productive when they are around positive people.

Leadership is your ability to lift and lead others!!!

Every single person you meet – needs to be lifted to higher level. That is leadership. Does your presence in another’s life – lift them.

Are You a Lifter or Leaner?

There are just two kinds of people on earth today,

Just two kinds of people, no more, I say.

There are just two kinds of people on earth today,

Not the rich and the poor, for to count a man’s wealth

You must first know the state of his conscience and health.

Not the humble and proud, for, in life’s little span,

Who puts on airs is not counted a man.

Not the happy and sad, for the swift counting years

Bring each man his laughter and each man his tears.

No, the two kinds of people on earth I mean

Are the people who lift and the people who lean.

Wherever you go you will find the world’s masses

Are always divided in just these two classes.

And oddly enough you will find, too, I ween,

There’s only one lifter to twenty who lean.

In which class are you?

Are you easing the load

Of overtaxed lifters who toil down the road?

Or are you a leaner who lets others bear

Your portion of labour and worry and care?

– Ella Wheeler Wilcox –

Studies show some critically important facts about the workplace. First, the number one reason people leave their jobs is that they don’t feel appreciated. Also, 9 out of 10 people say they are more productive when they are around positive people. One study found that negative employees can scare off every client they come in contact with – for good!

Answer these questions if you are serious about becoming a Lifting Leader!

  • Are you Willing to Invest in Others?

Are you willing to invest in other people? You may build a beautiful house, but eventually it will crumble. You may develop a fine career, but one day it will be over. You may save a great sum of money, but you can’t take it with you. You may be in superb health today, but in time it will decline. You may take pride in your accomplishments, but someone will surpass you.Relationships are like anything else. The return you get depends on what you invest.

  • Are you willing to be vulnerable and courageous?

Approachable people are real. They engage with others on a genuine level, and don’t pretend to be someone they’re not. They don’t go out of their way to hide what they think and feel. They have no hidden agenda. Authenticity wins every time.

  • Are you willing to focus on others?

All human beings possess a desire to connect with other people. The need for connection is sometimes motivated by the desire for love, but it can just as easily be prompted by feelings of loneliness, the need for acceptance, the quest for fulfillment or the desire to achieve in business.

To fulfill our desire for relationships, we must stop thinking about ourselves and begin focusing on the people with whom we desire to build relationships. When you stop wor- rying so much about yourself and start looking at others and what they desire, you build a bridge to other people and you become the kind of person others want to be around.

  • Are you willing to learn from other and be teachable?

Each person we meet has the potential to teach us something. All of us can learn things in unlikely places and from unlikely people. But that’s only true if we have the right attitude. If you have a teachable attitude, you will be positioned well to learn from others.  Leaders who think they know everything and shut down other peoples input, very quickly find themselves alone.

Conclusion

You are responsible for developing your talent and the team around you’s talent as well. How do you do this effectively? You do it by becoming a leader who lifts constantly, take people higher, lighten the load, keep adding value and watch your leadership compound.

Lots of Love

Ella

Successful People Think Differently than unsuccessful people

I have been a student of thinking for the past several years. It’s what gets me going. It’s critical to make progress in life. So if you want to learn about thinking here, then join me as we cover Think-Ability over the next few weeks.

I have been a student of thinking for the past several years. It’s what gets me going. It’s critical to make progress in life. So if you want to learn about thinking here, then join me as we cover Think-Ability over the next few weeks.

Question 1: How skilled are you in your thinking?

Does your thinking help your achievement? If you are currently not successful, or not as successful as you would like to be, it maybe because you need to jumpstart your thinking.

Over the next few weeks we will learn:

  • How we can improve our thinking – because to do well in life , we must first think well,
  • The ideas and action steps to help you make the best use of your most precious possession: your mind,
  • Discovery of new mental habits that can be learned and that by changing some of them, you can change your life,
  • Specific techniques on how to think, not what to think,
  • How to see an immediate impact and open the door to new possibilities.

Over the next 90 days, consistently set aside 15 minutes every day for the next 90 days to think intentionally about how you think. Join me in unpacking your thoughts and your inklings and move forward by taking action to the questions that follow.

Day 1

You are today where your thoughts have brought you. You will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.

James Allen

Changing from a negative thought pattern to a positive one is the biggest most important improvement you can make in your thinking. We are wired with a negative bend