The world beyond

Your comfort zone is predictable, known, and safe. It’s natural that you would choose it over unpredictability and discomfort.

But your comfort zone has a dark side. It’s often a place that harbors fears and doubts. It’s comfortable because you don’t have to challenge yourself too much when you stay there.

Inside the zone, you can create the illusion that everything is ok, making it easier to avoid things that really have to get done or dreams that really need to be lived. Outside the zone you can face your fears and make your dreams come true.

It may be time to venture outside your comfort zone.

Laboring together

Leading through changeWho are you working with? Are they people you like well enough?

Do you allow each other to share ideas, even if they seem unrealistic, without ridicule?

The ability to work together is fundamental to our species. We have the capacity to build amazing things and, in the process, get to know each other just a little bit better.

Look around. Everything that exists was created by two or more people.

R = P Relationships = Power.

Do you come to your co-laboring honestly and openly? Think about ways you could improve your collaboration at work, home, and in the community.

E. E. E.

Enjoy life motivational poster vector background with hand and pointing finger. Positive lifestyle attitude promotion retro vintage grunge banner. Eps10 vector illustration.Is your life E. E. E.? Most of us will say no. Most of us will even scoff at the question.

E. E. E. stands for Easy. Effortless. Enjoyable.

Your resistance is now saying, “Life easy? Are you kidding? Effortless? Do you know how much I struggle?”

E. E. E. is not a description of your daily life. It is about the mindset with which you approach your life.

If you know that life can present struggles and you roll with it, the life of your mind will be easier, effortless, and more enjoyable. It’s about your attitude toward the struggles.

The critical part about leadership

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. Motivational background. Typography poster.A lot of leadership training and books are a waste of time.

That’s because most people miss the point of leadership training.

Leadership is first and foremost about leading yourself. After that, you might be able to lead others.

If you can’t get inside your own head, your own heart, and your own soul for some serious reflection, leadership training will be of very limited value to you.

But if you get the nerve to dig inside yourself with a commitment to being open, honest, and willing to change, you’ll have a chance at becoming the leader you are capable of being.

Quiet your mind and your life

Calmness is key.

If you’re calm, it’s much easier to live in your skin. Quite literally. Your blood pressure will likely be lower and stable. Your hormones won’t be firing off constantly. Your stress response will be activated far less frequently. You would eat better, sleep better, and have better relationships. There’s something to be said for increasing the calmness in your life.

Try this: 1) Breathe. 2) Don’t respond to everything that happens around you. 3) Know what is someone else’s drama and what’s yours. Don’t own theirs. 4) Don’t worry too much about what other people think of you.