We get knocked down. We fail. We’re rejected. We lose our confidence. We lose our swagger. We haven’t resigned yet...at least publicly. Inside however, we have resigned from dreaming. We have resigned from boldness. We have resigned from bold faith. We have resigned from risk taking. We have resigned from courageous conversations and courageous decisions. We resign from putting ourselves out there again. We settle for less than our best life...all because of inadequacy! So how do we get back? Here are three ways to overcome inadequacy:
I see it all the time: defensive, insecure leaders. Don’t get me wrong, these leaders have a deep desire to grow and get better, but for some reason, they have a hard time listening to the feedback, critiques, and heartfelt honesty offered from their own team. However, If you shut down honest feedback by being defensive, you are shutting down your best opportunity to get better! So...don’t be so defensive! Here are six ways to avoid defensiveness with your team:
My guess is you’re probably doing many things yourself that are taking you away from your core work, the stuff that makes clients want to hire you. As you grow and hit your personal capacity from the demands of work and life, take the time to decide which tasks can be offloaded to someone else. Here are some of the most creative ways to delegate I’ve discovered over the years:
Momentum does not come easily. Momentum is not automatic. Momentum is fragile. Momentum is elusive. Momentum is often a mystery. But can we prepare for it? You bet we can. We can’t PRESUME on momentum. We can be PREPARED for momentum. How?
In this video, Shawn Lovejoy talks about how you can build a culture where what you talk about in meetings and other conversations actually gets done. It's called EXECUTION and it could make all the difference in your ability to gain or sustain momentum!