Delayed versus Denied

We often judge a person’s success or ability on whether or not they’ve made it. We all know people who are more than qualified and more than capable; they’ve demonstrated a higher level of competency than others, yet they seem stuck. It’s a matter of possibility and probability. It is very possible that they can achieve the higher levels of success and attainment they seek, but the probability of that happening lessens with lack of mentors, sponsors, proper branding, and positioning so that when the opportunities arise, their name comes up first. Without these things, they are underrated and in … Continue reading Delayed versus Denied

Your Haters Have a Purpose

The same way that you have an assignment or divine purpose, so do your haters. While your friends will comfort, elevate and celebrate you, your haters promote you. How? Because they spend so much of their time talking about you, others will wonder who you are and what is it about you that has them “obsessed”. Your ability to survive or conquer them will give you significance. People don’t remember the losing teams, they remember the victors. Finally, your enemies and haters force you to do and be better. You have to bring your A-Game constantly so as not to … Continue reading Your Haters Have a Purpose

Sometimes things fall apart…

Things fall apart… We put the wrong things in the right space Sometimes things fall apart… We build the right things with weak foundations or the wrong materials. Sometimes, as things fall apart…we do too… It can be a catharsis if we allow ourselves the safety and security we need during those moments to experience our emotions and seek our lessons… It hurts but it heals Sometimes things fall apart, so that better things, greater things, things that really belong, can come together… #DrG #Quotes #Leadership #LeadershipCoach #SheLeads #ExecutiveCoach #Coach #GetYouAMe #MakeYourselfProud #Teams #People #Leaders #ICreateLeaders #IBuildTeams #IChangeCultures Continue reading Sometimes things fall apart…

Move The Clouds

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

“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

Quick Tips: Networking

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

Excuses or Moves?

Stop making excuses for why you can’t or won’t. If you are serious about making a difference in your life, then you have to change your mindset and focus on “how”: 1) what are you trying to do? 2) what does success look like? (Be specific) 3) what are the obstacles that may get in your way? 4) what can help you? Focus on this within your sphere of influence and control. Seek others as support and resources to help you, and don’t let setbacks set you up for failure. Continue reading Excuses or Moves?