In a recent HBR article “Self-Awareness Can Help Leaders More Than an MBA Can” the co-authors wrote, “if the linear MBA-trained logic becomes the sole focus — at the cost of other skills, like self-awareness and understanding others and the culture — the leadership approach is out of balance.” Balance is a choice. You can only deeply understand this concept that “balance is a choice”, when you are self-aware. The ability to look at yourself in the mirror like who you really are from day to day requires courage, humility, practice, self-compassion, maturity and commitment; and the rewards are huge. Why? Competing priorities is an age-old universal challenge and at the end of the day, we are the ones who take (or not) the actions. When we are not aware of what our thoughts, words and actions are saying as a whole and/or the level of impact they have every day, how can we expect to gain the power over consciously choosing that balance? As we know, our actions speak loudly to our core priorities more than …
The ability to express yourself is crucial for success and adaptation through time.
Conditions being our internal and external environment. Ex: – I don’t feel good today. (Go anyway!) – “They” won’t let me. (So What? Allow yourself to believe in you. You don’t need “them”) – It “shouldn’t” be that way. (Maybe, but it is that way. Find another way. You are creative and smart.) – It’s impossible. (Is it really? Prove it to me.) Happy #MakeItHappenWednesday With tough love, Jen #SelfExpressionManifesto For your weekly Manifesto, follow me on: Facebook
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The more we play music whether it’s in or out of tunes, the more we create the harmonious nuanced and unique melodies of our lives. Self-Expression Wednesday #SelfExpressionManifesto Are you playing your music or someone else’s? For your weekly Manifesto, follow me on: Facebook
Self-Expression Wednesday #SelfExpressionManifesto You are not today who you were last year, last month, last week or yesterday. What rings true to you today, rigthnow? For your weekly Manifesto, follow me on: Facebook
Self Expression Wednesday #SelfExpressionManifesto It’s only real when we honor our feelings. For your weekly Manifesto, follow me on: Facebook