One Question

I have one question for you.

Are you where you want to be in your career and personal life?

If the answer is, "yes," go to the next thing that interests you.

If the answer is "not really" or "I don't even think about what I want anymore," then you might want to think try to understand what you might be missing in your leadership and your career search - what other people see that you do not.

It is kind of scary looking at yourself from a different perspective. That's ok.  You've already done a lot of firsts in your life. So have I.

βœ… First time marriedβœ… First time divorcedβœ… First time as a single mom of four childrenβœ… First time on welfare, food stamps, medical assistance, homeless and without an automobileβœ… First time committing to not be a victim, owning my life and being the role model my children needβœ… First CEO role I wasn’t qualified for on paperβœ… First time raising $10.4 million on the heels of the largest hospital bankruptcy in US historyβœ… First time letting my guard down to allow love in again, accepting unconditional love and marrying the love of my lifeβœ… First time being an executive coach and earning the highest internationally recognized certificationβœ… First time hearing, “You changed my life” and realizing it was all for a reason.

“Firsts” are an invitation to risk. Risks can be scary. The magic is in knowing what risks are worth it and disarming the insidious excuses we lay over them to convince ourselves it’s not worth it.

The tragedy is in listening to the excuses and minimizing your dreams because while you’ve convinced yourself that the risk isn’t worth it, you’ve also subtly told yourself that you’re not worth it.

It’s time to flip that.

You’re worth everything you’ve ever wanted.

What’s not worth it is doubt. It’s a habit to keep you safe. Your goals are just behind it.

If you haven't already filled out the Career Checklist >>> go back up to the question on the second line of this post. Then ask yourself this, "What am I doing about it?"

If the answer sounds something like this..."I'm working on it," or "I'll get around to it." or "I don't have time to listen to a training because those never help," then you are playing it safe and small, and have given up on part of yourself and that isn't fair to you.

If this resonates with you, spend a few minutes filling out this checklist. I guarantee you’ll discover something you haven't noticed before. If you check more than seven items on this list, you will want to concentrate on how you are perhaps being misperceived. I guarantee you will notice a beam of light stream through the darkness of doubt, indecision and disbelief that discounts your potential.

Downolad the checklist here: The Get Valued, Promoted and Hired Checklist

Success is freedom. Not more hours.

Your coach,

Mary Lee 

P.S. Feel free to forward this link to someone who could benefit from it. We are all walking down the same road in life looking for a hand to hold. Sometimes we must be the hand that reaches out.  

Mary Lee Gannon, ACC, CAE is an executive coach and 19-year corporate CEO who helps leaders have more effective careers, happier lives and better relationships.

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