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July Goals: Catch Up Month..Yikes.

So here is the thing about goals…LIFE HAPPENS and more often than not we need to learn how to be gentle with ourselves so we are motivated to pick up where we left and move forward.  With that said, I’m going to need to revisit my June goals and evaluate what still needs to be done…that’s why this is my catch up month ;).  Below are the goals that I posted last month.  I am really committed to do better in July…let’s do it! Career: Read “How Women Rise” by Sally Helgesen & Marshal Goldsmith. I really want to read this book in July so let’s keep this one. Network with at least 3 people at my job that can guide me in professional advancement interests.  Done! Inspire and engage my team by generating weekly material regarding development.  Done!  I will continue to do this but no need to document here anymore. Health & Fitness: Log at least 45 miles.  That would be an improvement when compared to May (39 miles) Yoga once a week …

Embracing Change Through the Power of Optimism

Have you ever met a pessimist that is open to new ideas?  I haven’t.  That’s what led me to reflect on the impact of optimism in the workplace this week.  When I say optimism, I am not talking about “wishful thinking” but a personal choice to focus on the best possible outcome even after acknowledging the not so good. I a am a leader for a  company ranked in the Top 50 of the Fortune Magazine and as you can imagine, change is the norm! When “change is the only constant in life” is probably best that we learn how to embrace it and what better way than cultivating an optimistic outlook. According to Inc Magazine, many of the issues business leaders struggle with, including personal – professional balance, get easier when we approach them with optimism.  Personally, I believe it so I am extending the right to each one of you to call me out on it if I ever sound like a Debbie Downer! Click here for the link to the Forbes article …

June Sensational Goals

I am really excited to start my first official blog by documenting my goals for the month of June.  There is something to be said about reflecting in advance what I would like to see accomplished in the next 30 days.  Personally, it brings me joy!  The act of proactively taking  control over my life makes me feel empowered and in charge of my destiny.  I am proud of the woman that I have become and I am determined to have a say on the woman that I will become tomorrow.  Here we go! Career: Read “How Women Rise” by Sally Helgesen & Marshal Goldsmith Network with at least 3 people at my job that can guide me in professional advancement interests Inspire and engage my team by generating weekly material regarding development Health & Fitness: Log at least 45 miles.  That would be an improvement when compared to May (39 miles) Yoga once a week Daily calorie count in the sprit of being self aware Try three new healthy recipes Finance: Clean up MINT …