Monthly Archives: March 2018

What is your definition of success?

Think about those who have financial success and money for all the things they desire. Money certainly does bring some life satisfaction but it is not a guarantee of fulfillment. I’ve come across too many people who have lost sight of what they truly value as a result of chasing the almighty dollar. As the founder of Leading Women, having spent seven years listening, understanding and advising women who juggle so much at home and at work, these are their most common challenges: • working long hours with few results • having too little personal time • not having enough time with the kids, partner, friends and family • so much of their spare time is taken up with chores • guilt or exhaustion when there is finally time to relax. The definition of success is living life according to our values. Those women who strive, everyday, to have both achievement and fulfilment, focussing on doing the things they value at work and at home are to be supported, encouraged and celebrated. This month we celebrated International Women’s Day. Or should it be the International Women’s Millennium, as there is much work to be done to progress women’s rights and…

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Embrace the growing pains

As we set out to create the life we want, why does change sometimes seem so difficult? Given there are no guarantees that change will be positive (or even possible) self-doubt and fear can creep in and convince us to bury our ideas. A decision to avoid change is a decision to impede our growth. To be a leader of change takes conviction, commitment and courage. We often face loneliness as we disrupt the status quo. We may identify that we have invested our time and resources in habits that no longer support us. We learn that the hard and painful changes – the growing pains – are the path to our greatest rewards. We may think a change is necessary when we are no longer satisfied with the returns that were once present. However, before we leap in and toss out our routines, job, partner, house, friends and family we need to stop and be clear about what to change. One of the greatest teachings in our Leading Women tribe is before we change our external environment; it’s best to look at the internal environment, as that may be all that needs a tweak or a shift in focus. Ignore the internal environment…

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Relationships that matter

There’s no denying there are many components to creating successful relationships. At the top of the list lies your ability to communicate well but also important is to communicate regularly. Successful relationships, those that are meaningful and sustainable, are built on quality, frequency and consistency. Without these you may be forgotten. Don’t be a stranger! Relationships take work. Many start well and build to a point where they flourish = success! Or they fold, with the parties becoming strangers. I know that my teams’ success, over my twelve years in real estate, was because of our frequent and consistent quality touch points with clients. Every seller received several touch points every week. How often we communicated with our clients was in direct proportion to our results when it came to listing, selling, referrals and repeat business. Have genuine care, don’t just show it once in a while, and be frequent and consistent. Add value to others and see the abundance that will surround you – in all areas of life. I can hear you thinking, “If only I had time to put into my relationships”. Well that’s an easy fix. In the work we do at the Leading Women Events we teach that it’s not about having huge…

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