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The Sun Always Rises

Posted by Carol Seymour on Dec 10, 2019 10:00:00 AM


As we are in the holiday season, I’ve had a little time to pause and reflect, and I want to share this thought with you.

“The sun always rises” is a simple phrase, in which the meaning is intended to provide comfort to those going through a tough time. We all experience times when life doesn’t go the way we hope. Unless we need the sun to shine on our day as a sign that things will be better, it is easy to ignore. How often do we take the time to reflect on the hope that a sunrise brings?

Every day, our schedules are jam-packed with meetings, phone calls, child drop-offs, grocery runs, and a host of activities that make life busy. We don’t have time to take in a moment like a sunrise because it feels like we are at full capacity all the time. Remember, our capacity is full not only from doing things, but also from thinking about things. Our energy is constantly zapped because of our mental load; we just don’t turn it off.

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Topics: Presence, Intentional Mindset, Setting Priorities

Where has January Gone?

Posted by Carol Seymour on Jan 29, 2018 5:22:49 PM

I used to think of January as the month after the craziness of the holiday season, where I ease into the year, setting goals and repacking my bag for what is to come. This year, however, I’ve started off at a much brisker pace than I anticipated, and it seems I am not alone. At last week’s Leadership Atlanta Women’s Summit, I kept hearing the exchange, “this can’t be the last Friday of the month already!”

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Topics: Intentional Mindset, Setting Priorities

Whole30 for the Mind

Posted by Carol Seymour on Oct 5, 2017 9:43:28 AM

Now that I have my own business, it seems that my mind is harder to shut off. I think about Signature, our graduates, our new participants, and my employees constantly. When I’m working out, driving, hiking, and even sleeping, I’m thinking about the business. Often, my best thoughts occur during these activities. Until recently. Now, my personal life to-do list has taken over my unconscious thoughts, mixing with and disrupting the productive business ideas. It feels like trying to separate salt from sugar.

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Topics: Intentional Mindset, Setting Priorities

Senior Leadership 101 – Learn to set priorities for your time and attention

Posted by Carol Seymour on Jul 6, 2017 4:48:46 PM

“I’m sorry,” she told the event coordinator for her industry association. “I can’t make it for the panel. Another VP just scheduled a meeting for me, and I’ll have to be traveling internationally that day.”

I’ve seen this movie… hundreds of times. After running leadership programs for accomplished women leaders and interviewing more than 1000 female executives, I see some noticeable differences between those that are driving up the ladder and the ones who make it to the top. I can, fairly accurately, pick out those that will be successful based on simple things, such as how they manage their priorities.

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Topics: Leadership, Women in Business, Setting Priorities

5 Biggest Lessons Learned After Being Promoted to a Leadership Role By Tracy Spears

Posted by Tracy Spears on Apr 27, 2017 4:58:39 PM

 

I recently traveled to Copenhagen as a speaker for the Signature Leaders program.  One of the best parts of the meeting for me was listening to the many things the speaker panel had to say about their biggest leadership lessons. Here are a few of the highlights when asked about the biggest lessons each had learned:

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Topics: Leadership, Developing People, Setting Priorities

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