**INSPIRATION** Lately the topic of inspiration in leadership has come up regularly with clients.
This was a moment that really inspired me. My friend Matt Moseley @matthewlmoseley
open water swimming 5 miles on the Colorado River while I’ll paddle boarded.
For some this may seem like an extraordinary feet and for others this may seem like a nice little workout. Inspiration is a relative.
One thing that seems to be consistent with inspiration is expression of passion. People respond to this expression.
As a leader, how are you expressing passion for what you do, your values, your direction or interests? Do you see this expression increase engagement in those you lead?
Having 1-1 meetings in Center City Philly used to be a dream for me. . .
A "wouldn't it be nice if. . . I didn't have to set my own schedule and clients would meet for a cup of tea and we would chat about business and entrepreneurship?"
There's a unique energy between entrepreneurs that I cannot get from any other people. Sorry friends and family.
It's a silent understanding that things aren't as glamorous as they seem to be.
A silent understanding that, as reflections of each other, we know we fall hard and get back up every day. We ride a rollercoaster of emotions and wear it on our sleeve without hesitation.
We recognize the absence of fear inside our hearts when it comes to realizing our goals and our dreams.
And sometimes, when we see the others and their complaints we don't understand. Especially, when they say: "It must be nice to get up whenever you want" - well yeah. . . but you see, I created this situation for myself and before I had the right to get up whenever I wanted I had to pull all-nighters to get here. In fact, I still pull the all-nighters, I still dream of strategies and wake up with my brain going 1000mph, I still make sacrifices, I still take risks, and yes, I even to this day still doubt myself.
Somedays, I am tired as hell.
Somedays, I can't even feel my body as I ride an ethereal wave towards my goals. You know? The Hype? The Suspense? Whatever you call it.
What are you committed to? It is easy to stay committed to something that is easy, fun and exciting! Of course it is! However, it is in those goals we have for ourselves and our business that take a little more effort, discipline and commitment. What promises have you made to others or yourself where you haven’t followed through? What dream or vision has seemed too big to go after? What has stopped you? Maybe all it takes is to define that gap so you can close it up and start being committed to the goals you’ve always wanted to reach. #commitment #executivecoaching #lifegoals #womenempowerment #smallbusiness #success #womenpower #passiondrivenlife
Um passo de cada vez!
Não se cobre tanto, acredite mais em você e levante a cabeça diante dos seus fracassos.
Quem não está enfrentando dificuldades é porque não está tentando.
Quem não está falhando é sinal de que não está progredindo.
Acredite na sua capacidade, e olhe com bastante honestidade para seus fracassos.
Sonhe! Realize! Ser feliz é uma escolha!✨
#executivecoaching #professionalcoach #coachlife #coaching #procation #foco #teamcoaching
Thankfully, we have a good flow of companies reaching out to #APHI
to discuss partnering. Being that we focus on businesses that would be considered “small”, or “emerging”, we meet a lot of entrepreneurs that are new to being business owners and that is often first seen in their ask/offer.
My partner was recently approached about doing a (very) small investment into a company that is already operating. We quickly agreed that the amount of equity that was on the table wasn’t of interest to us due to the size of the business, but you can see some of the flags I threw on the deal. There are some lessons for you here:
Every investor expects you to fully believe in your business. Otherwise, you probably wouldn’t lease a building, or do other things that show your commitment. However, believing in it is never enough. You need to be able to clearly articulate your growth strategy. Every investor understands that plans change, but not having a strategy at all is a deal breaker.
There is a such thing as asking for too little money. -
You don’t have to be the only one doing what you do. You have to be the best one though and you need to be able to tell an investor how you will be just that. Speed? Product? Brand? There’s a lot of ways to accomplish this.
We’re grateful for the opportunity to speak with the businesses that we do and even if we don’t do a deal, we hope they can learn through the process.
A list for Tuesday!
Making people and companies better!
Por mais complexas que pareçam nossas dúvidas, por mais urgente que pareça a necessidade de resolvermos as nossas questões, elas são passageiras e pontuais diante do segredo do Universo.
If you have talents, share them, use them, capitalize on them, and help others. We have an obligation to use our talents for good and to just USE them. It’s a waste to not use our talents at all. At the end of this life you want to look back and know you performed to your potential in work, life, health, etc
Feeling really excited this morning. 3 new clients are coming on board this week! WHOO HOO💃💃
These clients are badass women leaders, entrepreneurs, wives, moms, and leaders in their communities…
✳️ Who recognize that they’ve lost themselves, specifically their health, in the process.
✳️ Who want to prioritize eating well, exercise, sleeping and managing stress better.
✳️ Who want to feel less depleted and more energized.
✳️ Who recognize that their own health and wellbeing are the keys to their success in each of the important aspects of their lives… the true leadership advantage.
✳️ Who just need the help and support from someone who has the tools, who can help them create a plan that works JUST FOR THEM... who more importantly has BEEN THERE... who UNDERSTANDS how hard it is to fit it all in and find the proverbial balance we all crave.
If ANY of this sounds like you, book a call with me. Even if it’s just to talk to another woman who completely GETS IT. I offer free 30 minute calls, and I would love to get to know you. Just follow the link in my bio.
I only have a few spaces left in my programs at my launch rate. I would LOVE to have you join me so you can be ready to SLAY 2019 🌟🌟
Are you an early riser? 90% of executives wake up before 6am! Try these easy exercises to become an early riser:
1) tune out of electronic connection 1 hour before you go to bed. If you have to be connected, wear Blue Light Blocking Glasses to protect your eyes from energizing blue light emitted from our screens.
2) the bed is for sleeping and personal time with you spouse/ S/O. Train your brain to think of it as such by not engaging in other activities in bed other than what it’s intended for (that means no tv in bed!) 3) if you go to sleep late, start small by going to bed 5 minutes earlier than your average bed time until you’ve reached your optimal bed time.
4) try waking up five minutes earlier every morning from your standard wake up time until optimal time is reached.
Perfect practice makes perfect. Keep yourself on a strict schedule to reach your ideal wake up time and get excited about becoming an executive one day! #darlingstrategy
#creativeconsultant #digitalmarketing #executive #socialmediamarketing #contentcreator #contentcreation #marketingtips #marketingstrategy #executivecoaching #earlyriser #beyourbestself
KIM'S RESPONSE: If you are setting out to do anything great, substantial, or impactful, you should expect a fight. Nothing great comes without opposition. But, there is good news. You have what it takes to win. If you think about it, you've been winning all along. You are still standing, aren't you? Peace not only comes in the absence of struggle but it also comes in the assurance of victory despite the struggle. So, expect the fight AND expect to win!
Um ato de gentileza contagia: fica mais feliz quem recebe, e quem pratica também! 😍
O Dia Mundial da Gentileza foi criado visando espalhar essa alegria e generosidade pelo mundo. Pequenas boas ações só trazem o bem. Se inspire e seja ainda mais gentil! 🌼❤
We are thrilled to announce our new podcast, “The Behaviorist” - is now available via iTunes (link in bio). The first two episodes are conversations on Culture Shaping and Workplace Wellbeing. We can’t wait to hear your feedback and suggestions for future episodes.
PS: Spotify access coming soon!
Remember how good it felt when you #learned
how to tie a tie. That’s what it feels like when you start to #grow
as a #leader
Let me help you accelerate your growth. Call me at 1-866-434-0825 and schedule a complimentary coaching session.
Gallup araştırmalarına göre takipçilerin en büyük ihtiyacı Güven, İstikrar, Şefkat ve Umut yönünde.
Siz en çok etkilendiğiniz ve takip ettiğiniz liderde ne tip özellikler arıyorsunuz?
“Strength in the conviction to be.”
I find something tremendously powerful about this image: sitting confidently on the edge. .
I don’t know about you, but I AM afraid of heights. That fear has never stopped me from flying, zip-lining, or skiing. I know there’s beauty to experience from a place I might be too scared to go. .
Then again: in this moment, the one captured above, this person is just BEing. This person is soaking it all in, unattached to space, time, place, height, or fears. .
What happens when we pause long enough to just notice the view, the scent, our heartbeat, our breath?
What do you yearn for? What’s on your horizon? What is your leap of faith? What happens if you just choose to be?
#transformationtuesday #transformation #possibility #possibilitycoach #being #presence #conviction #leapoffaith #faith #jumpafraid #coach #lifecoach #personaldevelopment #personaldevelopmentcoach #ceo #ceolife #executivecoaching #coachforcoaches #lifecoaching #coachlife #illuminate #illumination #illuminator #igniteyourlife #AnniePetersen