Facing Difficulties Can Be Good

by blogadmin 8. September 2020 03:57

Most of us do not look at difficulties as our friend. In fact, most leaders dream of having a day or week where there are no problems to be addressed and everything goes smoothly. It is the ideal that we strive for and hope to achieve. However, it is a myth.
 
Difficulties and challenges are the things that cause us to stretch, grow and climb to new heights. Difficulties force us to not be complacent, but rather to strive to be better and accomplish more. Our challenges cause us to re-evaluate and deepen our resolve.
 
If you want to succeed, you must be tested and learn from difficulties as well as victories. Both are needed and essential for your team to go beyond mediocrity. The next time a challenge arises, reframe how you see it from being a negative to being an opportunity to rise above the ordinary.
 

Watch this video clip and consider how you can help your team be extraordinary!

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Unlocking Creativity

by blogadmin 28. August 2020 05:48

 We all know the value of being creative! We also know that there are times when we struggle to just get things done never mind being creative. What makes the difference? There are three key blocks to creativity which when removed will unlock our ability to innovate.


The first block is stress. Stress is a result of not feeling in control, feeling like there is too much to accomplish and not enough resources to do so. External factors such as interruptions, a lot of change, or disruption to our normal lives can produce stress for us.

The second block is mental and physical fatigue. When we are struggling physically and not getting enough sleep, we cannot be resilient. A majority of Americans report struggling to get enough sleep on a regular basis. This drains our energy and makes our efforts to focus that much more difficult.

The third block is a drive for perfection. While be perfect may sound like a great objective, it often keeps us from trying something new. We can’t stretch and grow unless we are willing to risk failure or not doing it perfect the first time. This desire for perfection keeps us from making decisions, and from trying really good new ideas when we are stuck in perfecting what we currently perform.

So how do you change the above? There are a number of answers, but the following are just a few ways you can unlock your creativity:
 
  • Play. Allow yourself to experiment and try new things.
  • Be kind. Be kind to yourself and to others. We are all dealing with difficult circumstances and it is okay to not always be at 100% of your ability.
  • Look for opportunities. Many people see the obstacles in opportunities. Successful people see the opportunities in difficulties.
  • Take care. Provide mental and physical nourishment and rest. Be conscious of taking in healthy. positive information. As well as, providing for yourself physically.
  • Surround yourself with positive and creative people. Attitudes are catching!
 

Begin now to unlock your creativity. Take one or two of these steps and see the difference it will make in your life and those around you!

  

Essential Workers

by blogadmin 19. August 2020 01:09

 

      In the last several months we have heard the term “Essential Workers” used repetitiously. The term is used to denote those workers without whom essential functions would not occur. This includes nurses, doctors, IT providers, transportation operators, refuse collectors, postal workers and more. Through this pandemic we have gained an appreciation for those people who provide for and take care of our most basic needs.


     This has been a great change from days when these occupations went unnoticed or certainly under appreciated. However, consider this question. Who on your team is not “Essential” to your company? Would you want to go without maintenance? What about security? Dietary? As you go through the list of people who work at your company, it soon becomes apparent that there is no such thing as “Non-Essential” workers.

     In spite of this truth, many of us neglect to let people know how much we value them and need them. Communicating someone’s value is not about money but rather about our personal attention and respect. When we express appreciation, open doors for them to develop, and show confidence in their abilities; you are giving them something worth far more than money. These actions unleash their potential and engages them in our purpose.

     Begin, today, to recognize how “Essential” your team is to your business. Find ways to let them know how grateful you are that they are using their abilities to make the team and company shine. The return on this investment of recognition and effort is overwhelming!
 
 
 
 

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