The Power of Influence and Empowerment By Business Motivational Speaker and Human Relations Expert Connie Podesta Bottom line? If there was ever a time this world needs great leaders--it is NOW! But let there be no doubt about it, Leadership and helping others succeed? Is a TOUGH job. It’s both a privilege and a life-changing responsibility. As a leader, YOU have a direct impact on other people’s successes (or failures) as a result of: Your Choices. Your intellect. Your creativity. Your power to influence. Your Integrity. And your ability to coach, mentor and teach others
By Motivational Speaker Connie Podesta Go on, it’s okay. Admit it! We all know that life would be a whole lot easier if we didn’t have to deal with those few (or many) difficult people we just can’t seem to avoid. I think you know who I’m talking about. What’s not okay is to give up something you need, want, or deserve because of their rude, obnoxious, sullen, and apathetic habits. Yes, I do mean “habits.” If you’re tired of playing their game, take charge of your life by taking a good look at yourself! You can not change them, but you can change what you do and how you act around
By Motivational Speaker Connie Podesta So we have talked about how to Quit Living in the Past—letting go, releasing and forgiving, moving on, and taking back control of the here and now. But, for some people, living in the past has never been one of their particular obstacles. In fact, they deal with exactly the opposite… Which brings us to #2…Quit Living in the Future How many of you can relate to this? You are the ones who are one, two, even twenty steps ahead of yourself. Before you have even completed a project, your brain has already moved into fifth gear and you are on to
How to Become the Best You - Tip #1: Quit Living in the Past By Motivational Speaker Connie Podesta There’s an old saying that I love by D.W. Williams, “Past experience should be a guide post, not a hitching post.” Boy – isn’t that the truth? Still living in the past? QUIT IT! We can’t change what was – not how we grew up, not past relationships, not lost friends or family members, not old hurts or old haunts or whether or not we came in first in whatever it was we were trying so hard to do once upon a time. I do understand that some of you have a legitimate right to be angry. To be
by Motivational Speaker Connie Podesta Like most people I guess, I’m excited about the coming of a new year. Clean slates, fresh starts, new opportunities and new people. It’s funny when you’re someone like me – one of those NON-GOAL-SETTERS to see everyone already busy with resolution lists and goal charts. Yeah, that’s not me. I’m more of a ‘take the world as it comes’ kind of gal, and I like it that way. It gives me more freedom to roll with the punches, choose new paths, open new doors and see opportunities where I otherwise might not if I were focused solely on “the
by Motivational Speaker Connie Podesta Phew! One holiday down, a few more to go! It was terrific to see so much response from the last post about managing holiday family drama (without losing it) and dealing with those pesky little issues like guilt, control and sometimes all out tantrums. So I thought it might be a great time to share another special “treat” with you. It’s sure to be better than cookies and WAY better than fruitcake! I want to share with you a little inside scoop on what makes people do what they do and say what they say so that you can better maneuver and manage
by Motivational Speaker Connie Podesta... It's one of the toughest things leadership has to face. Firing, letting go...laying off. It's stressful, uncomfortable and awkward for most managers. I have a few thoughts on the topic that I'd like to share from a leadership interview I did... I hope it makes a difference for you... Leadership takes courage, more so now than I think in a very long time. Expectations are high and truly a lot is on the line. As a leadership speaker, I'm always focused on giving managers and team leaders new insights, strategies and solutions
by Motivational Speaker Connie Podesta Not long ago I was being interviewed on a teleconference with a large group of sales professionals and the subject of GOAL SETTING came up. (I love when that happens!) It took me back to a time in my life where I did something so empowering for myself, so freeing and believe it or not, something I know to be one of the best decisions I ever made in opening doors to my success... I'll tell you all about it in this excerpt from my leadership interview with Michael Hyatt. Enjoy! Let me know your thoughts!
by Motivational Speaker Connie Podesta This week I wanted to share with you an excerpt from a leadership interview I did with Dr. Tim Elmore. In it I get to let you in on a little secret about how I got started as a motivational speaker and share the one sentence that literally changed my career - and I still carry with me to this day. Watch it now!
by Motivational Speaker Connie Podesta Pssst...I’m going to share with you a little “inside secret.” “Motivational?” Wasn’t always my thing. Look, I LOVE what I do – I mean REALLY love it. Getting people fired up and eager to embrace and adopt change in their lives. Watching those “light bulbs” go off when I’ve said just the right thing to get them off of the fence and into an action plan that can change the course of their career or even their life. That’s good stuff – right? But I fought the “motivational” part of it. For a long time. In my mind if you were a “motivational