Posts Tagged "inspire"

Playing full out!

Posted by on Aug 9, 2011 in Habits, Leadership, Lifestyle, Passion, Passionate Living, Relaxation, Responsibility, Success, Time Management, Wellness, Women |

Playing full out!

This is a video of the great Maya Plisetskaya dancing the dying Swan. She is 61 here. You see her dancing like this at 61 and you think to yourself: “There’s a woman who plays full out! Who is living life to the fullest! Squeezing the juice out of life!” You are probably imagining her activity filled days, her rehearsals and the rigorous training she still has to undergo to keep her body and her skills at a high performance level. This is someone who clearly pushes her own limits! But here are her own words as she describes working for the first time with Roland Petit, on the production of La Rose Malade: Roland himself rehearsed with me, not trusting the coach....

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Stuck in a Pattern you can’t get out of

Posted by on Jun 28, 2011 in Addiction, All Categories, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Emotional Mastery, Habits, Mindset, Passionate Living, Personal Development, Self Esteem |

Stuck in a Pattern you can’t get out of

You will never know who you really are and what power you have if you never take a chance. There’s a part of you that is always fearful and only looks in the short term that screams murder when you want to do something that is potentially threatening to your survival. Let’s call it Mini You because that’s what it really is: the minimal version of you. According to Mini You a lot of things are scary: bungee jumping, driving a fast car, scuba diving but also a new job, a better relationship, going for your dream to live in another country, trusting people, sharing with others, opening up to name but a few. Mini You wants you to stay away from “risks” and do...

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Start now!

Posted by on Jun 16, 2011 in Career Change, Coaching, Creativity, Leadership, Life Purpose, Mind Power, Mindset, Personal Development, Responsibility, Wellness |

Start now!

 If you’re reading this, I’m hoping that you, like me, know that you have a soul and that it is eternal. And hopefully you know that your soul came to this world with its own promise. Its own mission. Just like 007. Well, maybe not with the gun and the cool car, but you, too, are meant to do something in this world that only you can do. And whether you refer to this as “answering your calling” or “doing your life’s work” be aware that forces stronger than your dreams are trying to prevent you from living them and keep you just where you are. In comfort. But it’s never too late to change. We are often bombarded with our own...

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What is a successful leader?

Posted by on Jun 14, 2011 in Corporate, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Management, Mindset, Success |

What is a successful leader?

A successful leader needs to win the hearts and minds of those that she leads. In order to do this successfully, she needs to be willing and able to inspire, understand, empathise, and motivate her managers/teams/employees. Perhaps most importantly, the leader must be congruent in her expectations and behaviour – the standards that she holds to her tribe must be evident in her own values and actions.The ability to tackle problems and projects from both a top down and bottom up approach is useful of course, and a formidable leader will also add to this a flair for lateral thinking. But what separates the outstanding leaders from those that merely wish to lead is a...

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