A lot of people get confused with the concepts of living your passion versus your purpose. There are those who substitute their purpose for their passion and over time, this misconception messes with their lives and their careers.
We all want to live passionately and with purpose, but it is not something we pursue, it is something that finds us instead.
This is very well illustrated in the recent episode of the Rant and Grow podcast with Lauren Krasnodembski.
Most people get through their lives doing the usual: focusing on work, on work-life balance, having kids, taking care of them…
We read despairing worldwide headlines on an almost hourly basis. We’ve heard of livelihoods and lives being lost and being stuck at home for over a year. There is a general dread of the most horrifying virus that through mutations may never come to an end.
It is reasonable to assume that our physical, emotional, and mental health has taken a massive toll recently. Given this context, the idea of ‘positive thinking’ is hard to sustain.
On the recent Rant and Grow podcast, I discussed the importance of having a positive attitude even in times of severe crises with Ryan…
Getting real with yourself and the kind of person you are takes a lot of courage and determination.
It is not always easy to muster up the courage and the boldness to confront the reality about yourself.
“Getting real takes a lot of guts and the ability to be powerfully vulnerable.”
When people do realize who they are and accept themselves in that way, they give themselves time and energy to realize their own potential to change their own life and by extension, change the world.
In my recent Rant & Grow podcast with Wayne Sutton, who is a coaches’…
No pain no gain. We’ve all heard this saying and we’ve been sold on the idea that it is true.
Is it really true that you cannot achieve success without sacrifice?
This is something that most people go through in their lives without ever finding any answers on how to make success easier, and less painful.
Why? Because the narrative of self-sacrifice is pervasive in our society. The truth is that you can be successful without compromising your quality of life. A lot of people around the world struggle with this.
Most people think that they have to give up…
Intuition can be described as something that helps one make decisions from instinctive feelings rather than conscious reasoning.
There are some people who have what is often referred to as an inner voice, that guides them about what to do and when to do it. That little voice is often right, and it is an art learning to listen to it and follow it.
Identifying that voice is a very difficult task and it is something that has to be refined and sharpened through years of practice.
There are many leaders who make decisions based on their critical reasoning even…
If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life. There are many who take pride in waking up at 4am to get a jump start on their workday, and working till very late at night, they get little sleep and often say “I’ll rest when I die”.
Is this living a balanced life? Are these people really successful?
Some are. They lead multi-dimensional lives. They have success in business, have loving active relationships with their spouses, kids, extended family members, stay connected with their friends, have time for self-care, and nurture their spirituality.
If you are the leader of an organization, it is mostly understood that it is your responsibility to motivate employees and other people on your team to do the best they can.
Is it really your responsively to motivate people?
I will argue that the priority of a leader is to set an example others will want to emulate on their own, and to foster an environment where people are freely self-motivated.
Part of the responsibility of being a good leader of an organization is to nurture the qualities of people and encourage them to be their best in order…
Some people think of empathy in leadership as a weakness. Some believe it to be a weakness even as a virtue.
Empathy is a right-brain activity, which instigates people to think that it is a discipline associated with being touchy-feely. However, empathy is currency, and sadly too many people are absolutely broke.
“Empathy at its core is a very valued virtue and emotional intelligence currency.”
Empathy enables you to think about how people feel and helps you understand a problem by putting yourself in someone else’s shoes. …
You can’t expect everyone to be receptive to you, but one of the most important traits of a leader is to be approachable. If you want to ensure that your reputation amongst your peers and the people you lead is stellar, you have to be an approachable person; someone that your teammates admire, not fear.
Being approachable does not come easy to everyone. If you are one of those people that struggles with it, here are some of the ways you can become a very approachable and charismatic leader. …
Everyone has dreams, aspirations and ambitions. Although these differ from person to person, there comes a time in every person’s life when we begin to expect for our aspirations to become reality.
Sometimes our aspirations are truly ours, and other times they are driven by the desire to be liked, even adored by our friends and family.
What happens when you get where you thought you wanted to be, only to discover you’re at the wrong place?
What happens when you have had to compromise what you stand for and the very essence of your being to do something in…