The pessimist complains about the overcast day and how dark it is, making it difficult to see. The optimist hopes the clouds will clear up and the day will get better. The leader adjusts the light. The change agent says, “Learn to move the clouds… ” – Dr Gail Lewis Clouds are moved by the wind… the wind determines their speed, direction, etc. A victim mentality complains about the impact of the clouds. The passive-aggressive mentality hopes for the best, assumes the worst, and does nothing in the meantime. The fixer address the the issue by changing course or strategy … Continue reading Move The Clouds
“Burn the Ships…” When Cortés and his men made land at the New World in 1519, he instructed his men to burn their ships, sending a very clear message that they were committed to this journey, that there was no turning back. “Burn the ships…” Can you imagine THAT conversation and how it went?!? Oh, to be a fly on THAT wall…. It probably went something like, “…but we just got here…” or “…how will we get home?” But that was the point. By burning the ships, he and his 600 or so crew were forced to make the best … Continue reading Burn the Ships
How to Get Unstuck Step 1 – ☑ Connect Connect to your why – your vision and purpose. Sometimes when we are stuck, it’s because we have lost sight of our why. Chasing other ‘s dreams instead of your own..ignoring that inner voice… take a few moments to reaffirm your why – get back to you. Step 2 – ☑ Correct Once you have connected to your why, take a look at what you’ve been doing lately. Are you actively doing things that fit your why? If not, start using your why as a filter so that you can be … Continue reading How to Get Unstuck
1) Networking is a full contact sport It is not for the faint or meek. You have to go into it with a goal and do what’s necessary to achieve that goal. Your feelings will get hurt, you will feel used, abused and even get injured directly or become collateral damage in someone’s plots BUT you cannot let that stop you. Regardless of whether or not you are in business for yourself, every moment spent awake is a networking opportunity, it’s up to you in terms of whether you take advantage of it. 2) Build It Before You Need It … Continue reading Quick Tips: Networking
”So shall my word be that goes forth from my out; it shall not return to me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” ~ Isaiah 55:11 Do you realize how much power your words have? Your words have power! They influence your actions and your thinking. As you say things to yourself and others, you start to see those things coming true – the good AND the bad. As you start to see those things coming true, you begin to believe more in what you have said, and … Continue reading The Power of the Tongue
Who is Assisting You With Your Destiny? You have to have someone assist you to get to your destiny. The assist comes from mentors, sponsors, and advocates. Mentoring Mentoring is a relationship where a person in your area of interest, industry, or career uses their knowledge and experiences to provide support and guidance. Mentoring can be formal or informal based on the arrangement you agree upon and how the relationship was initiated. Mentors are concerned with helping you achieve your best, so long as you are willing to listen to their candid, constructive feedback and do the work. Sponsors Sponsors … Continue reading Who’s Your Hiram?
Loss is never easy. It becomes much more difficult when there is no rationale or logic that can be applied, when it was sudden or unexpected, and when it involves loved ones. Everyone approaches loss and death differently. Some tackle the feelings head on, while others work through their pain and grief, or push it aside because they don’t know how to handle the onslaught of emotions, heartache, and heartbreak Some will offer words of comfort, and say it gets better with time. Others will say that faith will help ease the pain. On this day, and in this moment, … Continue reading Grief
“Top 5 For New Leaders” @DrGailLewis https://medium.com/@drgaillewis/top-5-for-new-leaders-fa746475d7a5 Continue reading “Top 5 For New Leaders”
Sometimes you have to “Just Do it”. Action is a daunting idea when it comes to stepping out of your comfort zone, engaging your passion, vision, and destiny. We allow fear to paralyze us and keep us from moving, and justify it by saying “I’m just going to wait on the [right moment, Divine Providence, Lord, the Universe, perfect plan…]”. The problem is that we do nothing in the meantime and we have just given up our ownership of the process! Jane loved what she did. She was able to be as free and creative as she wanted to be, … Continue reading Sometimes You Have to be Like Nike and Just Do It!