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Are You By Any Chance Living On Autopilot These Days?

Do you find yourself going through the motions without being present during vast chunks of your life? Guess what? You’re performing on autopilot—and you’re not alone. A research study by Marks and Spencer uncovered: 96 percent of their participants admitted making decisions while on autopilot averaging 16 autopilot decisions a day.

Such a primordial mechanism may conserve time and energy to aid in alleviating brain burnout. However, it doesn’t allow you to breathe in new experiences or generate new ideas or place your feet on new territories or find joy in the unexpected moments of life.

A study by Daniel Gilbert offers additional evidence when he found 46.9 percent of participants are “mind wandering:” where people are not focused on the outside world or the task at hand instead they are looking into their own thoughts. And as the study brings to light, this activity doesn’t leave anyone experiencing happiness.

Why would you stay in this state when you can cultivate living in an alive frame-of-mind? If you’re ready to leap joyously into the middle of life:

Stop Coasting and Start Choosing
Too often you interact with your world on cruise control as you coast through life. Such mind drift has you performing life as though an actor who knowingly accepted the role of a tree with nary a line or even scripted to make a single move on stage. Is this the role you dreamed of achieving or would you prefer being an action character who is the hero of the story? It is your choice to be proactive or reactive within the storyline of your life.

Take The Needle Out Of The Grove: Everyday you drive to work at the same time and take the same route rarely paying attention to the sites you pass along the way. What a terrible start to a day… The only glorious today you’ll ever live. Shake up your habits. Get up early to sip coffee in the park or drive a more scenic, longer route to work or chew some bubble gum counting how many bubbles you can form on your way to work. You see moving from habit to intentionality shifts you out of autopilot, so your heart isn’t merely beating it’s singing the song of aliveness as well!

Design Your Future: The very act of fashioning your future draws you right out of the dull-drums of autopilot into the excitement of flow and creation. Produce the reality you desire in your mind’s eye, which, as the renowned Stephen Covey declared, is “first creation.” Everything you’re touching right now is “second creation.” You can’t get away from it; you’re always generating because life progresses on a continuum meaning the seeds you planted in the past have blossomed into your “today.” Determine how big a tomorrow you intend to create right now. And then, lean into your future taking one small step after another builds momentum bringing about a sustainable, fully realized, sensational life.

Notice Points of Gratitude: By appreciating and savoring each moment with gratitude, you will hold autopilot at bay. And it is a conscious decision you make to focus on the good as you fully experience the reality of your life rather than floating through it.

Become a stand for yourself because no one else can.

What’s a Five Letter Word That Is the Secret For A Woman’s Professional Success? …. FLIRT….

As dynamic women standing on the precipice of a massive shift in business, where our voices resonate as never before, it’s time to redefine this five letter word FLIRT to meet the needs of today’s new reality.

Feminine Power: We are strong “Hear Me Roar” women, who for years have had a more male-like leadership model held up as the operating standard. We’ve been weighed and graded and, often found wanting. These expectations, in many ways, alienate us from the truth, and power of who we are designed to be. Stop attempting to pack yourself into a prescribed leadership box. Stand tall, proud, and confident. You are more than enough. Read More→

M-E-N-T-O-R-ing: At The Heart Of Producing Powerful Results Through People

As a manager, your employee’s performance, their level of engagement, as well as whether they remain with the company or not rests in your hands.

Gallup research demonstrates the criticality of managers as they reveal at least 70 percent of an employee’s engagement variance comes from the manager. And just to hammer this statistic home, they also state that one in two employees left a job because of their boss!

These statistics are not intended to leave you feeling overwhelmed rather it is to reveal how vital you are to your employees and your company.

At some level, you know this, and yet, your overflowing, fire-fighting “to-do” list often takes precedence over your time and attention. Balancing the urgent and your people may appear to be an impossible commission, but rest assured you’re up to the task.

M-E-N-T-O-R is a mnemonic created to support you owning the heart of the leadership/management success equation—your employees. Read More→

Why Is Curiosity Such A Magical Trait For Charging Up A Career?


Would you say you have an appetite for challenging stereotypes,[1] seeking novelty,[2] and taking an exploratory, questioning approach[3]to your career responsibilities?

If you responded with a resounding “Yes,” begin appreciating one of your traits, as identified by Via Character Strength, just may be Curiosity. With such a reaction, it looks as though you’re already tapping into one of humanity’s greatest gifts for bettering the world.

However, if you didn’t find yourself responding with a yes, what’s standing in your way? Read More→

Is Your “Winning Formula” Damaging Your Career?

Do I have to tell you along the pathway of your career odyssey, you will experience detours, roadblocks, and dead-ends? Probably not—you’re a master at facing bumps in the road every day.

It is how you respond to challenges, which determines the outcomes you achieve. There is no perfect formula for your success. It is distinct for everyone. However, it does require a bit more strategic thought on the part of a woman.

Let’s take a blast “back-to-the-past.” Remember, the early stages of your career when you felt as though you’d gained traction and excitedly knew you were on your way? Congratulations! You and the other women coming up the ranks with you did make great strides as we now hold over 50% of mid-management positions. Then, careers stalled. Read More→