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"3 Strategies for Women to Take Control of Their Visibility and Impact"

Have you ever had the courage to speak up in a crucial conversation or to your leadership and then felt like someone pooped in your cereal? (I know that’s gross, but I cannot take credit! A recent C-level client said it yesterday:).

If so, I am EXTREMELY excited to share this with YOU! On November 5, I’ll be hosting a global live masterclass for VMware’s 6000 member Women in Leadership group, and I wanted to give my Limitless Leader family access to these important tools!

So, here’s the treat...:ghost:

A sneak peek of the outline...

Why?

Because it’s YOUR time to speak up, be heard, and share your unique area of genius even more.

While we have come a long way in terms of equality for women in the workplace, we are not there yet and likely will not be in our lifetime.

According to the recent (September 27, 2021) McKinsey report, 1 in 3 women are considering leaving the workplace.

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Feeling Firehosed?

Feeling Firehosed?

Feeling like you’re drinking from a firehose? You’re not alone!

If you’d like me to talk you off the ledge:), let's chat privately ASAP.

Keep in mind...

Now that we are deep into Q4, what I’m hearing (now more than ever) is that individuals and teams are feeling overwhelmed, depleted, and losing motivation.

Your or your team’s highest sense of impact and contribution DO NOT live here, and it’s virtually an impossible pace to sustain.

This, of course, has a huge ripple down effect on productivity, profitability as well as talent retention... not to mention on the overall sense of well-being and impact on the family. As you can imagine, this is costly. Upwards of $500 billion dollars of lost revenue a year according to a recent Gallup study.

If you are an ambitious heart-centered leader, we lose even more. We lose your ability to access your highest sense of contribution, your ability to influence up and have the biggest voice...

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Take Me Off the Ledge or I Quit!

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Take Me Off the Ledge or I Quit

"Talk me off the ledge, or I quit!”

Have you been feeling that way, or is it possible your team is?

Maybe it's the back-to-back-to-back-to-back meetings with little time to do your work (nonetheless time to strategize for the future.) Let’s not even talk about your "me" time to take care of yourself and nourish your soul…

The great resignation is a thing, and let’s make sure you and your team are not part of it.

Unfortunately, it’s not where your (or your team's) greatest creativity, innovative ability, or profitability exist. If you are grinding it out, do you want to keep working this way, and how will it affect your ability to have your greatest impact?

The great news is that there are ways to take some control back and create more time for what matters!

Here’s a great place to start which is taken from Greg McKeown’s book, Essentialism...

He mentions a "Zero-Based Budgeting Approach." It’s similar to when...

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Lacking Control of Your Schedule and Productivity?

Lacking Control of Your Schedule and Productivity?

Have you ever had a day where you had so many meetings that there was no time to strategize or do YOUR work (not to mention fit in a morning routine)? If you feel like you’re lacking control of your schedule and productivity, that can be frustrating and exhausting. If this sounds familiar, I hear this about 10 times a week in private and confidential sessions, in group trainings and in chat rolls that are lit up with these types of comments, so you’re most definitely not alone!

We need to pause that right now. 

Why?

According to Passport Health, a corporate wellness company, if this is not addressed, there can be physical and psychological health consequences as well as serious and deleterious effects on profitability. The ripple effect of this can be staggering for a region or an entire company.

When it comes to YOU, you’re needed now more than ever. Your expertise, your passion and compassion, your...

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Are You Feeling a Little Out of Control? Try This...

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Are You Feeling a Little Out of Control? Try This...

Are you controlling your day, or is your day controlling you?

World-class performers have one essential habit to get through busy and challenging days... even those days when the sh%@t hits the fan and all hell seems to break loose. Developing clear boundaries will help you take control of your days, so you can make consistent and measurable progress.

Think about it…

  • What do you NEED to be your best self throughout the day?
  • What MUST you accomplish?
  • HOW do you protect the time to make it happen?

Here are 3 tips:

  1. Plan out what boundaries you need to set in order to make your day a success
  2. Commit and don’t feel bad about it
  3. Fill in the crew. Let the important people in your life know about your new routine

Feeling in control can help you be more relaxed, calm, and happy. Each day will certainly be more rewarding if you truly value and honor what is important to you.

If you’re a female leader and would like to...

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Make Consistent Progress: 4 Tips to Choose and Work with an Accountability Buddy

Make Consistent Progress: 4 Tips to Choose and Work with an Accountability Buddy

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World-class athletes and business professionals do not achieve and maintain greatness alone, and neither can you. Accountability is one way you can set yourself up for consistent progress on your march towards your Olympics.

So how do you choose the right peer, friend, or colleague as an accountability buddy?

Well, they should be:

  • More experienced than you (ideally)
  • Have your best interests at heart
  • Not in competition with you in any way
  • Not threatened by you                               

It’s also important to take care of some housekeeping early on. Here are four important things to discuss prior to getting started with an accountability buddy:

  1. Be explicit about what is important to you, what you are committed to doing, and what help you are hoping for. If you ask someone and...
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Mental Toughness Secrets from 2X Olympian Mariya Koroleva

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Have you ever been told that you will never improve, or you are not a good fit?

After the London 2012 Olympics, Mariya Koroleva thought she would be in serious consideration for the next Olympic team in 2016, but she was not. Mariya was told she was too old (at 23) and that she did not fit into the team that was being considered which would be much younger.

She had a choice: 1. Give up on a second Olympics 2. Go for it and train for another year with no guarantees of being placed on the team.

Mariya went for it.

She felt in her gut that the world had not seen the best of her, and she had not seen the best of herself. Mariya did not want to have any regrets. She’d commit to being "all in" for that year before the decision for the next Olympic team was made. Mariya felt that if she gave 100% and still did not make it, then she could be at peace that she gave her...

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3 Tips to Nail Your Next "Big Win"

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WOW! The year is flying by, and I am SO excited that you are part of this amazing community of action takers!

If you missed the live (global broadcast) Master Class last Thursday, stay tuned! The attendance and feedback was so incredible that we've schedule a NEW "Mental Toughness in the Workplace" webinar on March 8, 2018 at 10:00am PST! Reserve your spot today ... the 60-minute training session is absolutely FREE!

In the meantime, here are a few important points we covered ...

Are you ready to nail
your next "Big Win?"

Here’s the thing, sometimes dreaming and doing big things is hard ... really hard. So what sets the best apart from the rest, and how can we use these same tools to next-level what matters most?

Below are 3 tips to help you succeed:

  1. Get clear on what you want.
    I mean really define it. Lack of clarity is the death of productivity and progress, so it’s time to articulate what you want and WHY it...
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Remarkable Tactics to Make This YOUR Breakout Year

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In this week's Facebook Live video we talked about the importance of dreaming big.

Consider the following, and start thinking about YOUR big dream:

  • In 1976, Steve Wozniak shared with Hewlett Packard (his employer at the time) the idea of creating a personal computer. He was rejected. So he and his friend Steve Jobs got to work themselves on their dream of individual creativity for each user
  • Martin Luther King had a dream that someday there would be equality for all.
  • When Michael Phelps was 7 years old, he had a dream that there were no limits on what he could achieve.

Is there anything big or small that you dream of doing? Maybe a trip, running a half marathon, a career change? The books Peak and Talent Is Overrated are just two (but impactful) books that have proven over and over that you are only limited by what you think is possible. So start dreaming big!

Why is this SO important?

Believe It and Become It.

When we believe...

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Why You Need Fear (Not Just on Halloween)!

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From an evolutionary standpoint, fear is useful. If you are in danger, fear triggers your body to release hormones that prepare you for fight or flight to get out of harm's way.

Fear could save your life. When it comes to high performance in a critical moment though, fear can be problematic if not managed properly. Fear of failure may stand in the way of getting started or encourage you to quit. Fear is also distracting. It can take you from the present moment back to a past failure or into a future irrational thought (i.e. ‘This is never going to work out’). Fear is normal in many cases but needs to be managed properly to encourage you to perform your best especially when it matters most. It’s even common for world-class performers to experience fear as well. The difference is they have the (learned) skills to manage their fear and deal with it at a time that is appropriate, not when they need to shine.

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