Blog Challenge "100 posts in 100 days" Post #92
Where did my optimism go? I think I must have stuck it in my jeans pocket and then when I washed the jeans, the dryer must have melted it because it's no where to be found. I am trying to apply the things I'm learning but about the time I feel like maybe I am making progress, something else just falls apart. Ugh, I could really use a little help here, a little motivation, a little reassurance that I'm amazing and brilliant and fun and that people totally want to be friends with me! I'll settle for cuddling with the cutest little old Maltese in the whole wide world I guess.
Blog Challenge "100 posts in 100 days" Post #91
We've all had them, I just don't normally have them on the same day I took off work. LOL
I'm struggling lately to find myself and my place in the world. I know that sounds whimsical and I'm probably exaggerating a bit but damn man. I just want someone to see me, hear me, care about what I think and what I want, what I'm thinking about, things I care about. I want to talk about dreams and hopes and fears and plans and I don't. Instead, I sit and fester and wish things to be different, rather than actually doing something about it. Here's the deal though, I've put forth a good deal of effort and applied myself to improving things but I can't seem to find the right approach. Instead, I'm left feeling even worse than I felt before having attempted to achieve any type of progress. I would rather just hang on to what I have and wait around until someone other than me has a light bulb moment and throws their idea out into the universe to see what boomerangs back at them.
P.S. - 9 more days of this blog challenge! Woot Woot!
Blog Challenge "100 posts in 100 days" Post #90
Why is it so hard to communicate clearly? Sometimes I think maybe I'm speaking a different language because I'm sure not successfully getting my point across. Why do we get defensive, deflect, reroute, when someone says something we don't like?
I hate that I run out of patience and end up apologizing for something that wasn't even the topic of conversation and the actual topic of conversation goes unresolved because the rabbit hole ate it for lunch.
I honestly don't know what it is about me that brings out the debater in others and usually, I love a good debate but once in a while I just want to believe that there is one person on the planet who gets me.
Blog Challenge "100 posts in 100 days" Post #89
Just kidding Houston, no problem! Other than the fact that I'm in your city and ready to have some fun!
Blog Challenge "100 posts in 100 days" Post #88
I just came across the quadrant breakdown for EQ and thought it was pretty insightful, check it out!
EI Quadrant Descriptors
Description. The core of Emotional Intelligence is self-awareness. Self-awareness is comprised of three competencies; emotional self-awareness, where you are able to read and understand your emotions as well as recognise their impact on work performance and relationships; accurate self-assessment, where you are able to give a realistic evaluation of your strengths and limitations; and self-confidence, where you have a positive and strong sense of one’s self-worth. The starting point and key in these areas is the ability to be critically self-reflective.
Description. Self-management is comprised of five competencies; Self-control, which is keeping disruptive emotions and impulses under control; transparency, which is maintaining standards of honesty and integrity, managing yourself and responsibilities; and adaptability, which is the flexibility in adapting to changing situations and overcoming obstacles; achievement orientation, which is the guiding drive to meet an internal standard of excellence; and initiative, which is the readiness to seize opportunities and act.
Description. Social Awareness is comprised of three competencies; empathy, which is understanding others and taking an active interest in their concerns; organisational awareness, which is the ability to read the currents of organisational life, build decision networks and navigate politics; and service orientation, which is recognising and meeting customers needs.The adaptable, success-oriented type.
Description. The Social cluster of Relationship Management is comprised of seven competencies; visionary leadership, which is inspiring and guiding groups and individuals; developing others, which is the propensity to strengthen and support the abilities of others through feedback and guidance; influence, which is the ability to exercise a wide range of persuasive strategies with integrity, and also includes listening and sending clear, convincing and well-tuned messages; change catalyst, which is the proficiency in initiating new ideas and leading people in a new direction; conflict management, which is resolving disagreements and collaboratively developing resolutions; building bonds, which is building and maintaining relationships with others; and teamwork and collaboration, which is the promotion of cooperation and building of teams.
Blog Challenge "100 posts in 100 days" Post #87
“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” - JFK
“Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.” - JFK
“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.” - JFK
"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - JFK
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.” - FDR
“There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.” - FDR
“Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.” - FDR
“Great power involves great responsibility” - FDR
“You are only an extra in everyone else's play.” - FDR
Blog Challenge "100 posts in 100 days" Post #86
The outburst I had at JoAnn’s Fabrics is not reflective of who I am.
Blog Challenge "100 posts in 100 days" Post #85
I was able to formulate a SMART goal based on feedback I received from my stakeholders, thought today I would share my half-baked ideas..
Want to give people an opportunity to share things with me and to be heard and validated. Providing context, not just assuming that everyone is at the same place as me. Bring everyone to the same understanding.
Improve interactions and build better relationships with the WICT Board
Deliver verbal presentations to WICT board for monthly membership updates that are clear and concise and supported with the necessary context.
Listen for verbal cues of understanding, board members describe the updates as clear and concise, send feedback surveys twice a year, track the number of audience requests to clarify or rephrase something, track the number of questions/comments that suggest misunderstanding.
Course on giving and receiving feedback
Personal Brand training - Scheduled for March 14, 2019
Participate in mentoring program(s)
Course on Interpersonal Communication
Sit in on peers leadership meetings
Review tracked data
Blog Challenge "100 posts in 100 days" Post #84
Today I thought I would share my notes on "Getting Things Done" the book and philosophy of David Allen!
Blog Challenge "100 posts in 100 days" Post #83
My awesome friend Kaley took this fantastic headshot for me, I love it!!
Blog Challenge "100 posts in 100 days" Post #82
Feedly is on of my favorite apps! I've used it for years and it dawned on me that I never talk about it and I should!
So with Feedly you can pull all of your favorite news sources, blogs, etc. into one place and organize it however you prefer! The free version is plenty to get you started and the paid version is even better and super cheap, check it out here!
Blog Challenge "100 posts in 100 days" Post #80
My favorite new toy is definitely my Cricut! What is it you ask? Check it out! I'll share some of my creations in the next couple of posts!
Meet the Cricut Explore family.
Big value, WOW-worthy results. With the flexibility to cut a wide range of craft materials and the precision to deliver exactly what you need, the best-selling Cricut Explore line of smart cutting machines make DIY easy, fun, and – dare we say – amazing.
Blog Challenge "100 posts in 100 days" Post #78
Who knew, Chandler plays pool. Lol
Blog Challenge "100 posts in 100 days" Post #77
Only 3 seasons and yes, it is completely understandable why it is my favorite TV show of all time. They did things different, they pushed the envelope and I recently started binge watching it all over again because it actually fits the times like you would not believe! Check it out, you won't be sorry. You can find it on Amazon Prime and probably several other places. The name of the TV show? Newsroom.
Blog Challenge "100 posts in 100 days" Post #76
Am I the only person left on the planet that uses a paper planner? I mean I realize that my outlook calendar can get the job done but seriously, you can't decorate an outlook calendar with stickers and washi tape. I'm a kid at heart.
Blog Challenge "100 posts in 100 days" Post #75
I've been doing research to help me establish my IDP (Individual Development Plan) and I'm pretty sure at this rate, I'll have this year's completed after the year is already over. Talk about exhausting! The thing I get stuck on is how to create a measurable goal around intangible objectives. Ugh.. So my "Feedback" post series is still coming, just at a much slower pace.
Blog Challenge "100 posts in 100 days" Post #74
tgis is a political video and I don’t usually post anything related to politics but this one is exceptional!
Blog Challenge "100 posts in 100 days" Post #73
Last week while attending a conference, I came across this awesome picture in the hotel lobby!