Leaders are Readers

We’ve heard this phrase before. In fact, we’ve even told it to our kids in an effort to encourage them to read. πŸ“–

Not only must leaders read books in an effort to continue to grow, but they also must read others too. A leader must be able to read others and help them determine their potential or position in the team. πŸ‘€

Leaders must help read into the future. I’m not talking about necessarily being a prophet, lol, but being able to persue the goal and anticipate challenges along the way. πŸ‘

A leader must also be able to read themselves! They must be able to conduct an evaluation of their efforts and change accordingly. They must be able to continue to grow in order to help contribute to the team. πŸ˜‰

Remember to continue to invest in yourself. Grow daily in your leadership skills, it compounds!❀

Parenting

Be quick to anger, and so will they.

Yell, and so will they.

Complain, and so will they.

Play, and so will they.

Listen, encourage and support, and so will they.

Sing, dance and laugh, and so will they.

Be kind and compassionate, and so will they.

When you look at your child, you are looking in the mirror.

And when one of your teenagers wants to take a picture with you, you grab your opportunity! ❀

Leadership

Leadership is like compound interest! Each day of development compounds on the day before as you learn and apply!

So, what did you do yesterday to strengthen your leadership ability? What are you doing today to continue to grow? πŸ€”

It’s time to invest in yourself, and then in return, invest in your team! Develop your own leadership style, and it will pay off in the future! ❀

Confident

Are you a confident person? I thought I was, or at least I thought I was more confident than others…and that counts, right?🀣

Then 4 years ago, something changed! I changed! It’s crazy to think how a change in your morning routine can start a lifestyle change! How fueling your body with core nutrition, where you are no longer napping all day or are moody all day, can produce such a dramatic change. You start feeling good and then start investing in yourself further! πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ˜

I now invest in myself daily with time in the Bible and time in personal development! The result – confidence! Confidence in who I am and who I can become! And of course…I finally have the energy to do it all! πŸ“–πŸ’ͺ

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Habits

As a follow up to watching Rachel Hollis’ Made for More Encore, I am covering one of the 5 steps to success each day. The last step addresses Habits!

Have you ever identified your regular habits? Rachel states that we need to identify all of the habits in our daily routine, and then identify if they are good or bad. What is the purpose in this, to get rid of the bad habits of course!

We want our good habits to be strong and second nature to us…like brushing our teeth. We would not go a day without brushing our teeth, and we want our other good habits to be just as strong. I want the habit of working out to be just as strong as my habit to brush my teeth.

Bad habits then need to go away! We know this, but yet, what do we actually do about it? I have a bad habit of getting on social media way too much. I want to be more intentional with my time, I have goals to achieve, and scrolling through Facebook isn’t intentional nor money making.

I will focus on my bad habits so that I can change my behavior. I need 30 days to begin a good habit. I need to focus on the intention of my time, the determination of achieving my goals, without losing track and being buried under a bad habit. My mind is right, now my body needs to follow!

Morning Routine

As a follow up to watching Rachel Hollis’ Made for More Encore, I am covering one of the 5 steps to success each day. Today addresses your Morning Routine.

How do you set your day up for success? Rachel gets up an hour earlier than the rest of her household so she has time for herself. This is when she writes in her journal and when she heads to the gym to work out each day. This is a time to invest in herself before she gives to anyone else.

What is your morning routine like? I confess, while I have good intentions, so far, mine is not very set. I don’t like to get up early. I can get up for mom duties, but I’d rather sleep until at least 7am. However, even today, getting up at 6 for mom duties to make lunches, and then change to head to the gym, I still find it getting later and later in the morning. I was done at the gym and going home by 9, but I was not at the gym for 2 hours. I need to manage my time better and more intentionally. I guess I have the fear of missing out when it comes to certain social media activities, and I get easily distracted by other things I need to do.

I feel like I should be back from the gym around 8am, leaving the rest of the morning and afternoon available to get things done for my business. It should not take me 2 hours to do hair and makeup either. My boys tease me about being slow, but I don’t think I’m as slow as so much as I am distracted. I am determined to get these activities under control and start my morning routine in a productive manor that helps me to succeed.

Begin as you mean to go on…

These words popped into my head this morning. Why, because my new beginning starts today! A lot of people use January 1st as a new beginning. However, when you quit your full time job on December 21st, you do not have the luxury of waiting another week. So today, I start my new routine.

Now this routine is a work in progress. I know I have certain things I want to get accomplished each day. I want to rise early to avoid interruptions. I want to exercise at the gym 5-6 times a week. I want to read or listen to personal development every day. I want to write a blog daily. Then, I must work my business daily! The work in progress comes from the finesse of this daily routine….what works on normal week days may not work while the boys are home on winter break. However, it all must get done!

This is where determination comes in. I have big goals. I have big dreams. I am determined to hustle has long and as hard has possible to accomplish them. You see, no one but myself can make these dreams come true. Time to go to work!