Here's the Breakfast Leadership inspired posts that will help you this week:
Learning how to take advice can be difficult, if not near impossible for some. We all want to do our best, so when we receive criticism, it can sting like a knife cut. As a leader, be prepared to receive criticism often. The key is to discern the criticism as being either constructive, or destructive.
What's worked for me is to listen to the commentary (or read if it's an e-mail or written response to something you've said or written), and then pause. Don't initially react. Take the information, thank the person for their input, and respond if a response is warranted.
Those familiar with my work know that I'm a planner. My calendar is part of my DNA, and I schedule most aspects of my life. For me, this allows me (almost) complete control of my life and what I know needs to be done. These tips are great to do when starting a new season, or even a new week!
I'm an Amazon Prime member. Much like Costco, I recoup the membership savings through the cost savings on some items, as well as the "free shipping." Don't forget the TV shows on Prime.
I'm also using the Subscription service, so my toilet paper and mouthwash gets delivered to me every month. Yes, I have TP delivered. We live in wonderful times. I'm not so lazy that I can't go to the store and buy my TP, but when you're trying to maximize your time and what you do with your life, would you rather spend time doing something that helps you grow, or spend time in the store buying toilet paper? I rest my case.
WANT BETTER MORNINGS?
Do you want a better start to your day? I have a free e-book on six easy steps to a better day, that I personally follow after I experienced a significant health scare. If you would like this free e-book, please click the link below.
Six Steps to a great Morning (Besides coffee)