Career, Leadership, Education,
Over the years, I have read way too many leadership articles and attended numerous training classes on how to be a better leader / A Better Version of Myself. On the basis - If you do not change – you will never be successful or a great leader.
Over time I did become a better MANAGER – I learned how to captivate an audience with a riveting presentation, deliver transformational business results and command a room with my black suits and intensity. I achieved success I never imagined (more on that another time).
At the same time my husband and I were growing our family, and ultimately, I got lost in the “busy-ness” of being a wife, mom, daughter, friend and boss. These responsibilities demanded my daily attention and provided me with society’s definition of “success” YET I began to drift into someone I did not recognize. My spirit began to fade, my confidence eroded and my leadership (not management) weakened as I tried to fit into this box I created.
Merriam-Webster definition of authentic is: true to one's own personality, spirit, or character; is sincere and authentic with no pretensions!
Choose any great leaders that has changed the world and you will see – they all have passion, spirit and are true to the very essence of their character. I was hit with this realization: When you are trying to be someone you are not – people can sense it. And, while you might increase your IG followers, you will never be a great leader, never change the world and never find internal peace.
So internet world here are the questions I am asking myself to reconnect with the spirit of my character: