It’s the last Tuesday of the month as we roll through winter. For those of you watching the State of the Union tonight, may you have fun drinking games to entertain you and for those of you who are not, it’s OK to have this moment of self-care. I’m undecided because I know that it’s likely that my blood pressure will rise so watch my twitter to see what I decide to do!
Here’s Tuesday Truths!
- Regardless of whether you own your business or you’re a staffer in a firm, you have a voice to narrate your story and accomplishments. It’s important to own that and to silence any internal dialogue that may cause self-doubt. It’s normal to go through a checklist to assure yourself that you’ve dotted your “i’s” and crossed your “t’s”. Once you slide into territory that questions your abilities, then you need to nip that in the bud. Here are 3 beliefs that can harm your confidence.
- If you love the Myers-Briggs personality test then you’ll enjoy reading about the Enneagram personality test. Combined with the Myers-Briggs, you’ll have a more rounded profile of what kind of work environment is suited to you. I’m a #8 “the Challenger” with a splash of #4 “the Individualist”. Share what your personality type!
- “Leadership is not about you, but about the people and organization you lead. With selflessness, you take yourself out of the equation and consider the long-term benefits of others.” Remembering to be human means that you need to connect with people and there are times when leaders need a reminder that they’re human too.
- We’re finishing out the 1st month of 2018 and are you feeling like you’re headed for a burnout? I started a daily gratitude list to give myself a moment to reflect and stop feeling like I was on a hamster wheel. I’m making an effort to be more present in my relationships by nurturing the ones that are mutually joyful. I no longer want to feel guilty for my choices and give myself the space to be happy with my priorities. My definition of success is not yours so keep those promises to yourself.
- I’m usually a fan of Mondays (don’t come at me!) because it was a terrific way to see the work colleagues and to think about the work ahead. If you need help in making Mondays work for you, then let’s take a different approach and you may find that Mondays are becoming something you like.
- If you think you lack the willpower to do something, it may be that will power has nothing to do with it. Research shows that there are 4 distinct behaviors that help us avoid temptation. See if any of these behaviors can help you on your next set of goals!
***Don’t forget that tomorrow (Wednesday, 1/31 at 3:15pm Eastern/12:15pm Pacific) I’ll be talking with Anna Chu from the National Women’s Law Center on Facebook Live. Come see us and send in your questions!***
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