Archive for the ‘Motivating Employees’ Category

Step Into Your Authenticity

Monday, August 22nd, 2022

 

Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who you think you’re supposed to be and embracing who you are. Your leadership is correlated to your willingness to be vulnerable and real.

When we put up a façade as we walk into the office, people don’t buy it anyway. If instead, we become authentic and talk about our challenges and where we need to grow, and we “cough up the proverbial fur ball,” people support us because we’re being authentic.

Let go of the façade. You don’t need to wear a mask when you come into the office every day. Instead, step into your authenticity, and be the leader who’s willing to be vulnerable and real. Watch how people will support you in making your dreams come true.

To Activate Others, Bring the Energy!

Monday, August 8th, 2022

 

To activate others to be enthusiastic, you must first become enthusiastic yourself.

We have an energy that transfers to others around us.

You know a person who walks into the workplace exhausted—they pull the energy out of everyone around them.

You’ve had your energy pulled from that person. Perhaps you’ve even been that person.

Alternatively, if you choose to come into the office with an enthusiastic mindset and belief system.

And you choose energy—even though you’re exhausted, even though you’ve been working hard—that, too, is contagious.

Are you the kind of person whom others want around to catch the energy that you have?

Ask yourself that every day and decide to bring the energy to the game.

Be “At Cause”

Monday, July 25th, 2022

 

John Lavelle said: “Ecstasy is a full deep involvement in life.”

What does that mean? Basically, what he’s saying is be “at cause.” Be the person who sees what needs to get done and then step in and make it happen.

Look at the person who supervises you. I bet they could use some help making things happen. Look at your customers. I bet they have other needs that aren’t being met. Look around everywhere around you. I bet you have coworkers who could really benefit by what you have to offer.

Be at cause so that you can experience the full deep involvement in life. You’re the one who steps in and makes great things happen.

Assume you are part of the problem

Monday, December 13th, 2021

Whenever there’s a problem, don’t we always assume somebody else who created the problem? I know I can be inclined to do that. My husband and I joke about it all the time.

We call it the “toilet paper syndrome” since the one time he asked me: “What percentage of the time do you think you change the toilet paper roll?” I said: “Well, quite frankly, about 75% of the time.” He said, “Well, that’s fascinating because I think I’m changing it 75% of the time, and that math doesn’t add up.” We had a good laugh realizing that it’s very easy to blame the other person.

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What really amazing thing is going to happen to you today?

Monday, November 29th, 2021

Years ago, I read a story about a woman anthropologist who would jump out of bed every morning and intentionally have both feet land at the same time. She would land them hard and yell out: “I wonder what really amazing thing is going to happen to me today!”

By setting the tone of looking for something amazing to happen, she felt she created far more amazing experiences.

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