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What are 3 Expectations that you have for Spring 2013? Share them with the SmartyGirlLeadership Community.
My SmartGirl Associate Editor, Erica Tyler, suggests the 100 workout.
For example, would you like to affirm yourself every Thursday night before you step out to do something positive but a bit intimidating?
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Can you be comfortable with the statement “I do not need others to act in a certain way to be happy with myself?”
Some medical insurance programs such as Kaiser Permanente offer Mind-Body Awareness, Assertive Communication, and Overcoming Depression courses that include positive self-talk training that is similar to proven sports psychology for better athletic performance and stress hardiness.
You might be of a particular religion, political group of school of philosophy. But when the rubber meets the road, what do you REALLY tell yourself?
For fun, my Associate Editor and I took the “What fruit are you?” quiz in Sean Covey’s book. Associate Editor, Erica identifies with orange. I am most like the profile of the grape. What’s yours?
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For instance, when someone rejects you, can you still say in your mind, “I love and accept myself just as I am”? These and other affirmations can be found on ArnellArt. Disclaimer: I have not been paid to endorse the spiritual beliefs of any group and I am not endorsing the Tarot by the previous link.
Or do you immediately regard the stranger as an authority on your character and search yourself for unforgivable flaws? In The Leadership Challenge by Kouzes, reflection and openness to critiques are traits of an evolving leader. This book was mandatory reading, about being balanced when receiving input, during my MBA program.
However, do you value yourself or let yourself down? Do you say “yes” often out of not wanting to hurt the feelings of others even when it means not honoring your own deep truths?