7 Strategies for Leaders to Connect with Their Best Selves
By: Passion Powered Leadership
Try these S.U.C.C.E.S.S strategies:
Sit – Schedule five minutes per day to sit in silence. Sit with no TV, radio, cell phone, music or people – or sit in your car before turning on the ignition. Go with the flow, take a deep breath, and be present to you.
Uncover – As you enjoy your own company, ask yourself "how are you feeling today?" and say your name. Resist the temptation to say, "I'm Okay, I'm fine, I'm tired, or I'm still sleepy." Name the true feeling you are having in the moment.
Choose – Now decide if those feelings you've uncovered will help you or hinder you from what you truly want to accomplish. Set a powerful intention. You have the power to choose how you want to feel, be, and react.
Commit – Genuinely promise to stay in touch with yourself daily. Do what you say you would do throughout the day. Keep your own word. Be your own best friend. It's easier to keep a promise to someone else and you are just as important.
Embrace – Okay…you started the day powerfully and got off track a bit. Don't waste time beating yourself up. Just get back in touch with self and keep honoring your intention. When you keep your inner light on, it is attractive, appealing, and it feels good too.
Salute – Why wait for others to do it for you? Acknowledge yourself! Tell yourself what you did well or what you are most proud of and be happy for a reason or no reason. Then share the highs of the day with a friend.
Savor –Enjoy what you're learning about yourself! Continue with these practices. Schedule some down time. It will make a world of difference for you and everyone you interact with daily.
With these practices, you will gain insight into what powers you and the leader you want to be. Enjoy the journey and your new relationship with self!
Anita, "the Passionista,"
Passion Powered Leadership is about shaking things up, waking up your workforce and leading with passion. Passionate leaders plus powerful communication yield productive teams and profitable results.
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