Elevate, Hydrate & Celebrate…

Elevate, Hydrate & Celebrate…

 

Being positive toward ourselves and others creates great power. A wise sage one said, “Anyone can blame but it takes a specialist to praise.” After an invigorating first half of the year, I decided to take a break, hydrate and celebrate to enjoy the purpose and progression of work in motion. A coaching client recently asked if I thought success was always driven by unrelenting work effort. I replied yes and no. Yes, we must always be rowing our boats to shore toward our goals but I believe we must also take a break to celebrate our successes to allow for some magic to appear. Recently, I was invited to provide the closing keynote for a regional finance and technology conference in NJ. This invitation was not the direct result of a cold call, call for proposal or client referral. Instead, I believe it was the result of showing up authentically, without an ulterior motive, in the spirit of praise for another’s mission and vision at one of their events. One year later, that support was rewarded with a call to present to 100 CEOs and COO’s on leadership resilience and talent agility. So the next time you’re fiercely focused on hitting your goals, take a minute to hydrate, celebrate and elevate what’s possible through your gift of praise.