Mentoring

How Journaling Helps Build Your Own Narrative | Mary Lou Kayser | Part 3 of 3 | Episode #228

 

Mary Lou Kayser is an author-entrepreneur, consultant and speaker whose mission is to use her decades of writing, teaching, entrepreneurship, technology and leadership to facilitate experiences designed to transform individuals, executive teams, entrepreneurs, educators, non-profits and associations who want to see improvements in peak performance areas including: leadership, culture, talent, branding and marketing efforts. She hosts the Play Your Position Podcast, and is also the co-author of the recently published book, The Ones Who Believed: True Inspirational Stories Honoring Everyday People Who Took a Risk, Shaped a Life and Made a Difference

Visit http://maryloukayser.com/pypstory to opt in for my complimentary guide on how to use writing and storytelling to be more extraordinary

Ways to Connect with Mary Lou:

Website: www.maryloukayser.com

Podcasthttp://playyourpositionpodcast.com 

FB: www.facebook.com/ForwardMotion

Twitter: www.twitter.com/MaryLouKayser

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/mlkayser 

 

Are You Qualified to Run Your Business? | Q&A | Episode #227

 

Have you taken your business to the levels it is capable of going to?  Are you Capable and have the skills, knowledge and mindset to do it?

What’s Getting In the Way of Your Goals? | Execution Killer #10 | Episode #226

In the game of business, everything comes down to your ability to execute.  I have identified 85 things that can and will get in the way of your execution if you do not know what they are and how to avoid them.  

 

Are You Being a Rippler In Your Business? | Mary Lou Kayser | Part 2 of 3 | Episode #225

Mary Lou Kayser is an author-entrepreneur, consultant and speaker whose mission is to use her decades of writing, teaching, entrepreneurship, technology and leadership to facilitate experiences designed to transform individuals, executive teams, entrepreneurs, educators, non-profits and associations who want to see improvements in peak performance areas including: leadership, culture, talent, branding and marketing efforts. She hosts the Play Your Position Podcast, and is also the co-author of the recently published book, The Ones Who Believed: True Inspirational Stories Honoring Everyday People Who Took a Risk, Shaped a Life and Made a Difference

Visit http://maryloukayser.com/pypstory to opt in for my complimentary guide on how to use writing and storytelling to be more extraordinary

Ways to Connect with Mary Lou:

Website: www.maryloukayser.com

Podcasthttp://playyourpositionpodcast.com 

FB: www.facebook.com/ForwardMotion

Twitter: www.twitter.com/MaryLouKayser

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/mlkayser 

 

Owning It (#56)

As a young boy, I vividly remember the feeling I had each inauguration day; it was a combination of excitement and nervousness. I was sure that a new President would “feel” different in some way and would mean all kinds of changes in my life. Inevitably though, life went on and, over time, this feeling subsided.

Every election cycle inevitably brings both elation and despair as some believe that the anointment of a new leader will dramatically affect the course of our lives. History has shown, however, that this sort of transformational leadership (both positive and negative) occurs very infrequently.

Many of us want to be inspired and led. While understandable, the fact is that it’s the decisions we make and the actions we take each day that will have the greatest impact on the trajectory of our lives. In this well-written article on the emotional responses to the election, author Sean Edwards writes, “The problem is the faith, the trust, and the hope we place in one individual we think can change the course of our lives.”

As Edwards alludes to, it’s dangerous for us to abdicate our happiness or belief in our ability to succeed to anyone but ourselves. Depending on the person’s perspective of the outcome, it creates either a false sense of optimism or complacency.

Believing we are in control of our destiny and that the choices we make each day matter is extremely powerful—as is personal accountability. These principals are behind our primary core value at Acceleration Partners which we refer to as “Own It.” In our culture deck, we define Own It as:

“We step up to the opportunities in front of us, bet on our own abilities and rise to the occasion.

‘Owning it’ means being proactive and taking accountability for outcomes, even when variables are beyond our control and ambiguity is present. We are confident and accountable in everything we do and are comfortable holding our teammates accountable as well.”

When you decide to “own it,” there is no longer a victim mentality or a feeling that life is just happening to you. Instead, you put yourself in the driver’s seat and eliminate the excuses and limiting beliefs that stand in the way of your definition of success or happiness.

Let’s all give up the notion that we are in the passenger seat in life and resolve to make an impact, each day, in our own way.

Quote of the Week

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

Mahatma Gandhi

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Self-Publishing | Gregg Korrol | Part 2 of 2 | Episode #224

Gregg Korrol works in the field of education, with over 20 years experience as a teacher and administrator in NYC. He has received numerous awards and accolades as a leader in his field, and sat on various advisory teams for top education officials. Utilizing his degree in Psychology from StonyBrook University and certification in Strategic Intervention in coaching, Gregg’s focus is on helping people see empowering meaning in the present moment and seize the opportunity to create lasting change for themselves and others.

Gregg currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and daughter. You can follow Gregg on his website GreggKorrol.com. For further lessons, reading group material, and self-reflection guides, visit TheGiftedStoryteller.com.

 

The Gifted Storyteller:

What if a Genie popped out of a bottle and gave you the power to create your life as it happened?

Michael followed “the plan” and did everything he was supposed to for life to be successful; great job, money, dates, yet despite it all, everything wasn’t the dream he expected. One night after work, he meets a beautiful and mysterious woman named Jeannie, who introduces him to the Gifted Storyteller, and changes his life forever.

Please visit www.TheGiftedStoryteller.com to learn more about the book. 

My book can be purchased at:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1628653566/ref=ox_sc_saved_image_5?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER