Elaine Jacob

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To thine own self be true …

Wonderful words by Shakespeare indeed. But gosh – I am not sure whether like me you struggle to know “thine self”. Today we turn this blog focus around a bit!!! I focussed on Engagement for the past 4 months and the next 4 are deeper to this beautiful chasm called YOU!!! I say Chasm – because it runs deep, deeper

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Your 1-Word for the Year

Words are, and always have been, the creative force of the universe. The first word recorded by the Creator – “Let there be light” put forth the illuminating power of words!!! Kevin Hall Did you know that words contain an inherent power, a force capable of lighting one’s path and hoped-for horizon. Used correctly and positively, words are the first

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Your Heart is your Leadership Tool

is 2015 we published our first book, The Treasure Within and this is my most personal work!! As a teacher in leadership I am starting to see that most people do not bring their hearts to their leadership or their entrepreneurship and I hope that this reset that Covid has Brough us we build with the right intention!!! Our Hearts

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The Great Reset

We will re-emerge from this unfathomable moment in time, but not as we were before. Despite our instincts to endure this crisis and return to “normal,” history has shown us that tragic events—war, famine, disease—alter us in fundamental, irrevocable ways. Perspectives shift. New beliefs and mindsets take shape. Behaviors and customs evolve. This is true of human beings, and it’s

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The Generous & Connected Leader

So I have alway had a very different idea of entrepreneurship – I believe entrepreneurship is an opportunity to change the world. We all see something in the world that frustrates us, it challenges us, it keeps us up at night, or wakes us up early – because it is like a dog with a bone – that thing –

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What Is Resilience and Why Is It Important for Success?

Have you ever wondered why some people remain calm in the face of adversity, while others crumble? People who are able to effectively navigate the highs and lows of life have what psychologists call resilience, or an ability to effectively bounce back from adversity. Whenever you come across a difficult situation, you have two choices: you can either let your

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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

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ALL In!!!

Only One way to live life!!!! Be an All In Leader….. Move and Act with Intention. It is not light the we need but Fire. It is not the gentle shower, but the thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. Frederick Douglas All-In is an expression of immense depth that conveys intense and immediate movement. When we

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Let’s Reinvent our Leadership

Hey I hope you are well. Considering the circumstances, I hope that you and your families are well, safe and good health.I think this past year has taught me to pause, and take in this one and only beautiful life that we are blessed with – truly grateful indeed. As I mentioned,  I kick of an email series called Reinvention – I know

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Average is for losers!

You have only one choice!!! Exceptional!!! So are you? Are you doing everything you do at an exceptional level!!! Stop looking around you – there are too much average around!!!The days of Conformity, average, standard – are OVER!!! Exceptional Wins 😁 Remarkable Wins😁 You in your Uniqueness -Win!!!😁 What is it that you do in the world – and at

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Cultivate Team Creativity

BOOK SUMMARY: Creativity Inc-Ed Catmull Toy Story 2 was initially destined for a direct-to-video release. But the passionate crew assigned to the movie rebelled, insisting that their work was being devalued, and that only A-level, theatrical release product should bear the Pixar name. Monsters, Inc. began as the story of a 30-year-old, unemployed accountant who sees monsters that no one

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Creating Wow Customer Experiences

When their customers come first, companies can thrive even as consumer critiques explode on social media and as the economy stagnates. The proof lives at corporate culture pioneers Zappos.com, Southwest Airlines and The Walt Disney Co. These highly successful enterprises offer different philosophies, management strategies and lessons that can be adapted and applied to smaller businesses. But the underlying keys

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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. 

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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.

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Day 10

The world is changing. Competition is changing. The consumers are constantly changing. Yet most CEOs and executives haven’t changed what they do, and how they do it. Why not? Typically the problem is denial, often covered up by arrogance.  You are paid to Think!!! Login to read the rest of the article

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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

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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,

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Day 7

People will never attain what they cannot see themselves doing? Karen Ford Questions to pnder Describe a personal or professional issue that has created an ongoing obstacle to you progress. What change in your thinking do you need to make to change what you believe about this obstacle?

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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

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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

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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: Where in life are you failing to get the results that you want? What aspect of your thinking might be leading to those results?

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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 😃 You reach your end full of happiness and fulfillment on realising that you are all

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Adaptability

Don’t get left behind. There is a well-known Chinese proverb that says that the wise adapt themselves to circumstances, as water molds itself to the pitcher. Perhaps at no other time in recent history has adaptability been more important than it is now. Adaptability – the ability to change (or be changed) to fit new circumstances – is a crucial

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Find Your Purpose

If you want to be fulfilled, happy, content, and experience inner peace and ultimate fulfillment, it’s critical that you learn how to find your passion and life purpose. Without a life purpose as the compass to guide you, your goals and action plans may not ultimately fulfill you. How to Discover Your Life Purpose After working with more than a

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#CRAZYONES: Guglielmo Marconi

Who was Guglielmo Marconi? The story of the man behind radio communications The engineer, inventor and Nobel Prize winner is credited with the invention of radio transmission. It’s fair to say that the Italian engineer and inventor Guglielmo Marconi changed how we spoke to each other. Through his work on wireless telegraphy, he invented the first effective system of radio