3 Inspirational Lessons for Leaders

3 Inspirational Lessons for Leaders

The countdown to my brand-new virtual training event is officially underway! In case you haven’t heard, I’ve organized over 20 extraordinary woman for this (free!) groundbreaking summit, Ladies’ Leadership Secrets: 20 Women Entrepreneurs Share How to Step Out & Lead with Power and Grace in Business & Life.

As you may know, I consider it my life mission to give women the tools they need to finally take bolder moves and reach higher levels in every area of their lives. My passion for helping women succeed in business and life comes from my own personal experience.

So, in the spirit of positive motivation, I’m sharing three inspirational quotes and what they mean to me.

On Balance:

The calm and balanced mind is the strong and great mind; the hurried and agitated mind is the weak one.” -Wallace D. Wattles

Leading is high-stress work. And for working moms, add in the stress of trying to juggle family with work…and balance can often seem out of reach.

The higher you go, the greater your freedom to control your destiny. But one of the consequences is a higher level of stress. The question is not whether you can eliminate stress entirely, but how you can control it to maintain your own sense of equilibrium.

Remain ever-aware of the importance of staying grounded. Besides spending time with family and friends, be sure to get physical exercise, engage in spiritual practices, and do community service.

Balance in your day can take many forms – and it doesn’t have to take a lot of time:

  • If you’re really pressed for time, take a 10-minute walk around the block to get fresh air.
  • Take a quick time-out from your computer work to enjoy five slow, deep breaths and a refreshing stretch.
  • Make that phone call to your friend or loved one, if only to say “hello”.

Achieving and maintaining balance is crucial to the effectiveness of all leaders, enabling them to sustain their authenticity and their true power.

3 Lessons for Leaders

On Serving Others:

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” -Anne Frank

A truly authentic leader seeks to be of service to others, while remaining aligned with her own values and sense of self.

Many in our society today have a “what’s in it for me” or “what can I get out of it?” mindset. In contrast, authentic leaders recognize that true success is not about their own promotion or getting subordinates to follow them. True success is about getting out of themselves so that the collective “we” can rise up together.

There is something you can “get” out of service to others: Leading with authenticity brings a deep inner satisfaction, knowing that you have empowered others and have thus made the world a better place.

On Values:

If you are an effective manager of your self, your discipline comes from within; it is a function of your independent will. You are a disciple, a follower, of your own deep values and their source. And you have the will, the integrity, to subordinate your feelings, your impulses, your moods to those values.Stephen Covey

Your values are derived from your beliefs and convictions. Only when they are tested under pressure will you know what your true values are. When your success, your career, or even your life hangs in the balance, you learn what is most important, what you are prepared to give up, and what trade-offs you are willing to make.

Support teams that include spouses, significant others, families, mentors, close friends, colleagues and coaches prove invaluable in helping leaders stay aligned with their values. Even leaders who seem very confident and competent still need guidance and support.

If you’re looking for more than just inspirational quotes to rock your world, I have great news! On March 31 to April 3, my brand-new online training event, Ladies’ Leadership Secrets, will be featuring over 20 powerful, successful women who are sharing all the tools you’ll ever need to transform the way you think, live, and lead.

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