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I recently attended a Leadership Conference at the MTCC to hear one of the world’s Top 100 influential people, Arianna Huffington, speak in person.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffington/ Inspired by her teaching, I share with you some pearls of wisdom to help start your 2015 off on the right note:
Be good to your employees. It’s good for business.
But first, be good to yourself.
Sound self-centered? Nope. Consider an airplane emergency in which we are instructed to put on our own oxygen mask first before assisting someone else. Why is that? So that we have the strength and stamina to help the person beside us. This same principle is applied to daily life. Performance management is not meant to be flaky, but is a very real tool for success.
Do you get enough sleep each night? Are you mindful of your actions? Are you eating healthy and exercising? Are you taking time to enjoy the company of friends?
Perhaps it’s time to redefine what success means to you.
Arianna Huffington proposed that money does not equal success. Yah, I have heard that before too. But really, in our culture do people really care? Why sure they do! At a funeral, they won’t advise “Bob had an excellent 4th quarter in sales”, but rather you’ll be known by your personal legacy.
Here are 4 Pillars to live life with more joy and be more productive
Well-being: good sleep leads to good decision making and builds your immune system
Wisdom: peace and power will guide you in making smart choices
Downtime / Wonder/ Excitement: don’t miss the moment! “Know thyself” –Socrates
Giving: life purely lived for ourselves is a shrunken life. Give to others in abundance (this is not about money). Personal connections are the beginning of giving. Everyone should be treated like a human being. For example, take a moment to learn your barista’s name the next time you are grabbing that morning coffee
Make the correlation between what you value and where you spend your time. Millennials are trying to do this. It is okay to say “no” vs being overwhelmed. Companies are realizing that your bad personal decisions will cost them money. So it’s in your best interest and in those around you to take good care of yourself first.
Start 2015 off right and be good to yourself!