“You have a brilliance in you, your contribution is valuable, and the art you create is precious. Only you can do it, and you must. I’m hoping you’ll stand up and choose to make a difference."
- Seth Godin, Linchpin
In his book Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?, Godin talks about when he was a kid and his love of the comic book series, The Justice League of America. He explained that, with the exception of Batman and Superman, the other members needed to explain their superpowers in the beginning of each story when a stranger was introduced.
Godin goes on to say that "...the best future available to us is a future where you contribute as your true self and your best work."
So, maybe it’s your time.
Your time to draw your own map. A map that may still include fear and doubt, but one that knows how to use those emotions as superpowers and not kryptonite.
Some of us have been trained to be safe. Not to take...
Sometimes trying to evolve into the best version of ourselves means we have to get downright uncomfortable... sometimes emerging victorious and sometimes not.
I’ve got some great nuggets of wisdom to share from an incredible January 2020, as well as a colossal failure that I hope we can all be inspired by and learn from!
January 14-20, 2020:
I headed to San Diego to drop off my daughter Megan at Kerry and Colin Smith's Journey Retreat. Megan is 20 years old, a total rockstar student and all around human being who happens to struggle with severe anxiety at times. Kerry is a colleague of mine, and my husband and I have been through her program. It’s intense, and I worried a little (ok a lot) if the baby in the family could or would not want to handle it. Megan went, rocked it and is forever changed with new life changing tools to manage her anxiety, be happier and ready for her next chapter: transferring colleges...
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I am talking about forming world-class habits, so you can set yourself up for being your best in 2018. Whether it’s getting fit, earning a promotion or forming better relationships with your colleagues or family, there is one way that WILL help you move the needle now, so you can be off to the races by January:
Here are a few tips to get started that are backed by the research of Dr. Anders Ericsson, author of Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise:
Do you feel like everything is catching up with you?
Overwhelmed by your current schedule and possibly underwhelmed by the progress you’re making on initiatives that matter to you?
It’s definitely that time of year, and you are not alone. The good news is that you can have a "mini intervention" with yourself, your schedule, and the impact you’re having, so you can feel less overwhelmed and more in control and on purpose. You’ll likely be more fun to be around too:)
This "Get to Know Yourself" questionnaire will help you next-level your understanding of who you are and what’s important to you. You’ll be looking from a perspective that may be unfamiliar, but this can be a catalyst to ignite momentum and inspire consistent action.