Self-Care isn't Selfish

As busy individuals, we often spend our days at work giving everything we’ve got to our colleagues and teams. Then, after-hours, we may invest more time in our work or give selflessly to our families. Over a prolonged period of time, this can leave us tired, resentful and/or cranky. As leaders, it may well be our responsibility to give; however, it is also our responsibility to receive. What I’m referring to is self-care and it doesn’t have to be extravagant. It can be a walk in the park, time to sit quietly and read, dinner alone or with someone you haven’t seen for some time or anything else that you do for pure enjoyment.

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The Importance of Healthy Competition

On a recent run with my children, I was reminded of why I love running and why I encourage them to run. It has given me the best opportunity to understand what healthy competition is and pass those lessons on to my family. Running gives me the opportunity to exercise while I set goals for myself and “best” myself. It’s me competing against ME. (By the way, I am NOT and do not pretend or intend to be an elite runner.)

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Forgive and Forget

As we set out on a new adventure in 2019, it’s important to remember that we are in control of how we act in, react to and create different situations for ourselves moving forward. This will also impact our happiness and our achievements.

 

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Are you building a business or building people?

As a business owner, leader or manager, a company’s goals may include growth, improved service or diversity in product offerings. No matter what the goals are, in the end, they all require individuals to achieve them. The motivational speaker, Zig Ziglar, said “You don’t build a business – you build people – and then, people build your business.” The statement rings true and a few key points jump out at me when I reflect on this statement.

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The Power of "I AM"

Think about the words we usually start sentences with when we describe or introduce ourselves to someone else – “I AM”. On their own, these two little words may seem insignificant, but I’d argue that they are actually very powerful words in a language.

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