For many as leaders they are very good at the soft skills but not as good at relationships or building partnerships as they are unwittingly scared to make authentic connections with other people. Relationships, and partnerships in particular, however, are the cornerstone to being more open to change and groundedness in business and in life. For the most progress to be made a leader truly has to build strong partnership with an equal partner who can challenge them enough, but in a way which caring, not too critical.
Partnership requires trust, authenticity, openness but mainly an authenticity to just be true to oneself. Without that deep care cannot grow as it is not based on your true self. So open yourself wide willingly an see the blessing of partnership flow to you as you allow the dance of give and take, compromise, and care to envelope you instead of being blinded by the longing for partnership but not being open enough to receive it.
When we are truly live in alignment with our purpose we dig deep and change rather than stay stuck in the wrong path. A truly wise understanding of our own purpose comes from being confident in our values and following through on the intuition which guides us into the right goals vs. working to our own detriment by not working for the right things.
When we are established in our heart in deep wellness as well as purpose then truly our leadership qualities can emerge. We can develop the right understanding of what is important and go for it instead of worrying that you are not making the right decisions...
Work to get yourself on purpose and healthy goals will follow...
Sometimes when we are leaders we are so focused on making things happen that we don't allow the time or space for things to just flow. When we are so tied to an outcome rather than the journey to the goal we forget to enjoy the process along the way or make space for things to flourish without us dashing away too quickly if we are not seeing the results right away.
In order to allow things to flow we must nourish ourselves in compassion, self-care, and resist fighting when good things occur. For the truth is we often find the faults in things when they are going well as a way to sabotage things vs. allowing the goodness to continue and no longer drain the nourishment of fulfillment. As leaders we can take stalk of behaviors which may be getting in our way through enjoying things when they are good rather than working on hurrying and/or not enjoying the process. Allow the process to naturally occur and good things can occur more frequently.
When you face obstacles on your path you must determine if this is the right path and then dig deep to continue moving forward. Everything that is worth it takes perseverance and resolve. So how do you find the resolve when things get tough? Believe in the purpose and motivation for which you are fighting, ask for support from those who care for you, and do things for self-care such as yoga, meditation, and/or walks.
Do not run away or stop fighting for what you believe in but rather continue to blaze the trail of your dreams. Don't give up on what is most important for you based on fear or conflict but believe in your convictions!
Developing positive relationships is essential in order to be truly successful in the business world—and that means networking. To network well, you’ll need to plan and refine your pitch so that you not only introduce yourself and your business, but also set yourself up to make good, lasting connections.
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Monica Thakrar has over 18 years experience in business focused mainly on strategy, change management, leadership development, training and coaching resulting in successful implementations of large scale transformation programs.