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Leadership Strategies: How to know when you’re stuck

In this post, I’m discussing how to know when you’re stuck or moving ahead as a leader.

Ready for a profound shift? Ready for change that will be deep, sustainable, and positive? Ready to put the puzzle pieces of relationships together and be an exemplary leader?

Ready to go to sleep at night and not spend time tossing over your decisions and turning because you are unsure you made good choices?

Then continue with me on this roller coaster road of leadership. It’s exciting, fun, curious, challenging, and profitable.

My work is NOT about superficial stuff like “How to Have All You Ever Wanted in Life with This ONE Thing.” Superficial is like cotton candy. It looks pretty and tastes good, yet there’s long-lasting nutrition.

My promise to you is……………….………. No empty promises.

Today I want to take you into the world of what is both simple and complex at the same time. Your ultimate reward is long-term sustainable leadership strategies no matter who you work with or where you work.

If you want quick fixes and oversimplification, you can stop right now and go do something else.

I don’t want to waste your time. I do want to help you see farther and be strong and courageous, no matter what life sends your way.

Today is about change. You know, change, it’s really the only act in town.

Think of it this way for a moment: You would never wear the same clothes for weeks at a time. Nor would you only eat hamburgers (or tofu) and nothing else for months on end. So, what the heck is wrong with changing your mind?

The mantra could be:

                                        “Change your clothes, change your mind.”

Now, at first blush that sounds like the bullshit superficiality, I was just railing against.

Look, I’m not suggesting you change your mind over and over without thinking through consequences. And I’m not suggesting you change your mind to please those around you.

I’m saying that you need to look at the habits and patterns that keep you from making changes. Habits and patterns are comfortable because we know what to expect. However, this is not called progress, it’s called stagnation.

How do you know when you’re stuck?

You can hire the right coach to help you find the way out: Observe, Understand, and Transform your old patterns. You need someone who will challenge you and help you open to new possibilities, so you can take a deep breath and say “Wow, I never thought about it this way before.”

Check out if you need a coach by taking this quiz on our website.  A coach can really help you quickly know when you’re stuck or moving ahead.

If that’s not your cup of tea, consider signing up for the April Leadership Strategies Webinar that will give you some unique ideas on how to handle new opportunities.

Research indicates that real, lasting change takes approximately three months of pure determination. I have ways to help you stay on track. Or, you can keep doing the same things over and over until it gets so boring you just can’t stand it anymore.

Here’s a thought to remember:  If you live your life constantly in a vat of hot fudge, eventually you’ll scream out for a piece of celery!

So stop and pause for a moment today and really look inside of yourself and I’m guessing you’ll know when you’re stuck or moving ahead as a leader.