Daily Motivation: All the Details

If you wish to achieve a great and ambitious vision, you have to be willing to fill in all the little details.
Though they may seem terribly tedious at times, those details are what give substance to the dream.

Don’t ever consider the details to be beneath you.
Doing so will put the achievement of your dream beyond your reach.

Yes, it is enormously helpful when you can delegate tasks to others.
Yet to do so successfully, you must have full respect for the value of those tasks and for the people who perform them.

Dreams are not achieved by those who merely imagine and articulate them.
Dreams are achieved by those who take responsibility for making sure that every little detail gets done.

Dream the dream, and then do the work.
Envision the achievement, and then find a way to tend to all the details.

No detail is unimportant or beneath you.
For it is all those details, combined together, which bring the dream to life.

Ralph Marston

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Christy Geiger, Executive/Leadership Coach, www.synergystrategies.com

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Why Coaching for Leadership Development?

Why Coaching? What do people coach on? How could it support me?

Here are some examples of coaching agendas / priorities:

COACHING FOR LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT (CXO’s, Owners, Entrepreneurs, Directors/Managers, Pastors, Leaders)

  • I believe in getting perspective from a neutral source and having a sounding board is valuable.
  • It is important how I come across, and want support to maximize my communication.
  • I have a vision for my success and I would like to design a plan for that to happen.
  • I have many people below me and it can be “lonely” at the front, I need a person to be my confidant as I strategically evaluate and plan for my business steps and growth.
  • I am a leader with many things on my plate. I know it is important to be a “model” and want accountability to “walk the talk” and be an example for my team.
  • I work with a team and want to understand those I work with. (DISC personality assessment)
  • I want to shift to “coaching” my reports vs. managing them. I need to develop skills.
  • I need to create my annual strategic plan for my business/with my team.

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Christy Geiger, Executive/Leadership Coach, www.synergystrategies.com

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Inspire Action: Emotions

Imagine Balance

The value of GREAT emotions comes from sharing them, not just having them.

- Trixie Overcashier

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Christy Geiger, Executive/Leadership Coach, www.synergystrategies.com

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Why Upgrade To a Premium Linked-In Account

LinkedIn has five different types of premium acounts.

  1. Business – for general business users
  2. Job Seeker – for job seekers
  3. Sales Navigator – for sales professionals
  4. Talent Finder – for individual recruiters and employers
  5. Recruiter – for enterprise recruiters

How do you use LinkedIn? Would it be worth it to you? Check out these articles for lots of great information about the LinkedIn premium account features and how they can be beneficial.

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Christy Geiger, Executive/Leadership Coach, www.synergystrategies.com

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Daily Motivation: A Life With No Problems

The difficulties are not what make life so difficult. What makes life difficult is trying to avoid the difficulties.

When you can accept that life is always going to have difficulties, it becomes much less difficult. When you stop running from the challenges, they become much less challenging.

Living a good life is not living a life without problems.
Living a good life comes from acknowledging, facing, and then transcending each problem as it comes.

If you let the problems get you down, you’ll always be down.
Choose instead to let the problems get you up, get you going, and get you working on solving them.

Choose, in fact, to be thankful for the problems. For in each problem is a new opportunity to create value and to move life forward.

A life with no problems is no life at all. Live with the problems, work successfully through the problems, and enjoy a rich and fulfilling life.

Ralph Marston

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Christy Geiger, Executive/Leadership Coach, www.synergystrategies.com

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How Successful People Lead

Thoughts on Leadership from John Maxwell’s How Successful People Lead

  • Titles are not enough. They are ultimately empty.
  • People not positions are a leader’s most valuable asset. It takes no time to let others know that you value them.
  • If somebody on your team can do a task as well or better than you can, give him or her responsibility for it.
  • Helping others grow and develop brings great joy to any leader.
  • Helping others develop their potential enables leaders to become world class.
  • If you’ve become successful, it’s only because a lot of people have helped you along the way.

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Christy Geiger, Executive/Leadership Coach, www.synergystrategies.com

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Inspire Action: Idealism

Imagine Balance

The most important thing to remember about idealism is that it exists in reality.

- Trixie Overcashier

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Christy Geiger, Executive/Leadership Coach, www.synergystrategies.com

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Leadership and Learning

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.

John F. Kennedy

Read more at BrainyQuotes

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Christy Geiger, Executive/Leadership Coach, www.synergystrategies.com

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Be Real and Be Effective

The way to be passionate is to be honest.  True passion comes from true purpose.

If you only pretend to be passionate, what have you really accomplished?  You’ve merely managed to be ineffective at something you didn’t want to do anyway.

You have the power and the ability to do great things.  It just makes sense to direct that power into what really matters.

Why waste your time faking it just so you can look good?  You can use your time to follow a sincere and authentic path that will bring you the life you truly desire.

The best way to be is to be real.  Anything else is certain to eventually bring frustration and disappointment.

Be real, be honest, and be willing to admit with your words and your actions what is truly important to you.  Be real, and live at your most effective and fulfilled level.

Ralph Marston

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Christy Geiger, Executive/Leadership Coach, www.synergystrategies.com

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What Is the Difference Between Good Stress and Bad Stress?

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To me, bad stress “runs” you in a way you don’t want to be run. It brings out the “ugly” attributes of you and results in feeling nervous and tense.  You feel overwhelmed and drag as you have to force yourself to push through the stress. When you have this kind of stress, you want to break the cycle, even though whatever you will have to do to stop the chain of reaction will increase your stress short term. Often this is the result of getting caught in the urgent and more and more becomes urgent and it does not stop until there is a major event (i.e. heart attack, you get fired, your spouse refuses to deal with you anymore, etc.)

Both good and bad stress can be out of your control, and put some pressure on you to move forward. Good stress however can be an accountability to drive you to get things done (i.e. a deadline and means to get a project done), and also supports you to stay focused and on task. When you have good stress, you can properly prioritize and move forward with needed decisions and actions.  There is likely a thin line between good stress and bad stress, in that too much good stress might be the tipping point to bad stress.

Much of life is how we choose to respond to it. When we choose to be overwhelmed by our stress it piles up and becomes bad stress. When we deal with each challenging situation that comes up and push through it, it can be a good stress that is a catalyst for new opportunities vs. if we procrastinate and avoid, it can be a breeding spot for future bad stress.   So whatever the stress, break it down into bite size bits and get it done and keep moving!

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Christy Geiger, Executive/Leadership Coach, www.synergystrategies.com

 

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