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Role Model Wisdom #9

Happy Sunday! For those of you who celebrated thanksgiving, I hope you had a wonderful holiday. And for those of you who didn't celebrate, I recommend you have a delicious meal and reflect on the things/experiences/people you're thankful for. 

Here's this week's Role Model Wisdom with practical tips on being a role model for yourself, others, and the change you want to see in this world. 

Lead yourself:

Want to live a healthy life? Learn from Okinawa, Japan, one of the world’s exceptional hot spots where people live extraordinarily long, healthy and happy lives.

This Japanese 80% diet rule can help you live a longer life

Lead others:

The goal is not to do business with everyone who needs what you have, the goal is to do business with people who believe what you believe.

Who You Should Do Business With

Lead change:

Despite the challenges that extended periods of uncertainty present, those periods also offer unparalleled opportunities for strategic planning.

5 Strategies for Reinventing Your Career in Uncertain Times

Your growth bonus:  

Practicing gratitude

Your challenge:

Practice gratitude this week.

Journal about the things you're grateful for, say them out loud at the dinner table, or go for a walk and reflect. Find your way to practice. 

Inspirational quote:

"Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck." – Dalai Lama

Need new strategies? 

I'm dedicated to finding simple ways for you to be a role model on a day-to-day basis. Please message me if you could use some new strategies. I'm here for you. 

Big virtual hug,
Sabina

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Role Model Wisdom #8

Happy Thanksgiving! In the spirit of being thankful, I want to thank YOU for being part of my community and for creating positive change in our world . 

Here's this week's Role Model Wisdom with practical tips on being a role model for yourself, others, and the change you want to see in this world. 

Lead yourself:

Our typical Thanksgiving traditions might look a bit different this year. 

How to celebrate Thanksgiving during the pandemic

Lead others:

Women in the Workplace study: The choices companies make today have consequences on gender equality for decades. 

Women in the workplace

Lead change:

Visualize both professional and personal outcomes. Think carefully about what you want to achieve.

How to be a visionary leader and still have a personal life

Your growth bonus:  


Setting work-life boundaries

Your challenge:

Establish a routine to bookend your workday

What does that mean? Find practical activities that help you switch off and transition from your workday into your personal time. Examples: Go for a walk, do some physical exercise, disconnect from emails for an hour, or have a power nap. 

Try it out this week and see how it helps you set your work/life boundaries. 

Inspirational quote:

"Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some." - Charles Dickens 

Need new strategies? 

I'm dedicated to finding simple ways for you to be a role model on a day-to-day basis. Please message me if you could use some new strategies. I'm here for you. 

Big virtual hug, 
Sabina

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Role Model Wisdom #7

Happy Sunday. Here's your Role Model Wisdom with practical tips on being a role model for yourself, others, and the change you want to see in this world. 

Huge thank you to Austin for inspiring me with the content of this week's video and sharing the amazing guided meditation . If there's a topic you'd like to see covered, please let me know and I'll get on it!

Lead yourself:

Thinking about becoming a digital nomad? Here's what you need to know.

Digital Nomad - what you need to know

Lead others:

Develop your resilience. Resilience is like any muscle that you can strengthen. 

One trait influential leaders can't do without

Lead change:

Use this meditation first thing in the morning, before going to sleep, or anytime in between. 

Feel amazing - 10 minute guided meditation

Your growth bonus:  

Bring mindfulness into your day

Your challenge:

To be more mindful this week, identify your favorite distraction and either stop it or cut it back. 

Inspirational quote:

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." – Eleanor Roosevelt

Need new strategies?

I'm dedicated to finding simple ways for you to be a role model on a day-to-day basis. Please message me if you could use some new strategies. I'm here for you. 

Big virtual hug,
Sabina

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Role Model Wisdom #6

Hope you're staying safe. Here's your Role Model Wisdom with practical tips on being a role model for yourself, others, and the change you want to see in this world. 

Huge thank you to Karin for inspiring me with the content of this week's video. Last week's inspiration came from Karen, big shoutout too . If there's a topic you'd like to see covered, please let me know and I'll get on it!

Lead yourself:

Many of us are eating worse than usual while working remotely. Here are a few simple ways to eat healthier and improve your productivity.

How to get your diet back on track while working from home

Lead others:

Daniel Ek does things differently from other business leaders. He shares his leadership style, time management, and decision making.

The Observer Effect: Interview with Daniel Ek, Founder and CEO of Spotify

Lead change:

A software exec who’s worked for Microsoft and Adobe shares her journey and four top tips.

The best advice for leaders: ask for what you want

Your growth bonus:  

The 3 essential traits of role models

Your challenge for this week:

Practice your next level of empathy and integrity this week, whether that’s with your loved ones, your co-worker, clients, or friends. And see how it helps you be a better role model for yourself and those around you.

Inspirational quote:

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible”!   - Audrey Hepburn 

Need new strategies?

I'm dedicated to finding simple ways for you to be a role model on a day-to-day basis. Please message me if you could use some new strategies. I'm here for you. 

Big virtual hug, 
Sabina

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Role Model Wisdom #5

 

Two months left to rock 2020. Here's your Role Model Wisdom with practical tips on being a role model for yourself, others, and the change you want to see in this world. 

Lead yourself:

Seven insights from folks in their 80s/90s and beyond on how to live a fulfilling, healthy life. 

7 Secrets to living a long, fulfilling life, according to people in their 80s, 90s, and 100s

Lead others:

The journey towards great leadership continues your whole life. Ask yourself some tough questions to raise your own bar. 

If you say yes to any of these 3 questions, your leadership skills are way better than those of most managers

Lead change:

Ruth Bader Ginsberg is one of the great role models of our time. She changed the way the world is for American women today by fighting for equal rights. She found clever ways to appeal to the courts, showing how gender discrimination hurts men as well as women. Watch the documentary trailer for quick inspiration. 

RBG - official trailer

Your growth bonus:  

3 lessons we can learn from RBG

Your challenge for this week:

Allocate your time to what matters to you most. Focus your time, energy, heart and mind on it this week. 

Inspirational quote:

A winner is a dreamer who never gives up. – Nelson Mandela

Need new strategies?

I'm dedicated to finding simple ways for you to be a role model on a day-to-day basis. Please message me if you could use some new strategies. I'm here for you. 

Big virtual hug,
Sabina

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Role Model Wisdom #4

Let's take a look at what some of the experts do to role model the way. 

Lead yourself:

What Tony Robbins does every morning

Lead others:

The courage not to know - Brené Brown 

Lead change:

Work and Life are not opposing forces - Simon Sinek

Your growth bonus: 

 How to get good at something you care about

Your challenge for this week:

Find one opportunity where you can practice a skill, habit or mindset that's important to you and that you want to master. 

Inspirational quote:

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you did not do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. – Mark Twain

Want guidance or a boost in any of these areas?

I'm dedicated to finding simple ways for you to be a role model on a day-to-day basis.

Please message me if you want a boost in any of these areas. 

Big virtual hug,
Sabina

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Role Model Wisdom #3

 

Happy Sunday!

Here's your Role Model Wisdom with practical tips on being a role model for yourself, others, and the change you want to see in this world. 

Enjoy,  Sabina

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Your growth bonus: 

Self-Care escape to Vermont

Your challenge for this week:

Take some self-care. 

Lead yourself:

"Seven ways to retrain your brain to fight fear."

Yes, you can feel safe in a scary world

Lead others:

"When employees don't have the freedom to speak up, organization's lose mindshare and early awareness of risks."

Create psychological safety at work in a knowledge economy

Lead change:

"Combatting loneliness techniques that work whether you're starting your first job or leading a massive global team."

How to combat loneliness

Inspirational quote:

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other."

- John F. Kennedy

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Want guidance or a boost in any of these areas?

I'm dedicated to finding simple ways for you to be a role model on a day-to-day basis .

Please message me if I can support you in any way to lead yourself, lead others or lead the change you want to see in this wonderful world. 

Big virtual hug,
Sabina

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Role Model Wisdom #2

Happy Sunday!

Hope you had a productive week. Here's your Role Model Wisdom with practical tips on being a role model for yourself, others, and the change you want to see in this world. 

Enjoy,  Sabina

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Lead yourself:

"Here are 30 simple money tasks you can complete today, tomorrow or whenever works for you."

30 simple tasks to help you save money

Lead others:

"Zoom burnout is a well-documented phenomenon. That doesn’t mean you and your team can’t socialize. It just means you need to do something besides yet another video chat."

Sick of virtual happy hours - Try these activities instead

Lead change:

"If you're sure of yourself and your abilities, you're more apt to persevere and keep a steely focus on your goal setting."

Six steps to parlay confidence into reaching your grandest goals

Your growth bonus: 

How sharing what you care about helps you and others

Your challenge for this week:

Select one opportunity this week where you share what you care about and why you care – whether that’s in your family, with your friends, at work, or in your community.

The world needs to hear more about what you care about and why.

Inspirational quote:

You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great." 
– Zig Ziglar

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Want guidance or a boost in any of these areas?

I'm dedicated to finding simple ways for you to be a role model on a day-to-day basis.

Please message me if you want a boost or guidance in the area of leading yourself, leading others or leading change. 

Big virtual hug, 
Sabina

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Role Model Wisdom #1

Are you ready to end 2020 in the best possible way? 

This Role Model Wisdom is dedicated to help you do just that.  Discover practical tips on being a role model on a day-to-day basis, whilst taking good care of yourself .

Enjoy,  Sabina

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Lead yourself:

"Many of us are feeling stressed out right now, and not just from this pandemic. While it’s critical that employers provide mental health resources, it’s equally important for you to know the steps you can take..." 

Make mental health your #1 priority 

Lead others:

"Caring is counterproductive when helping others becomes a means to avoid or self-medicate your pain. If you’re focused on taking care of someone else, you don’t have to think about your burdens..."

The danger in caring too much: 6 steps to avoid compassion burnout

Lead change:

"Being a leader requires confidence, decisiveness, and quick thinking--none of which are served by overthinking every decision or worrying about every move you make..."

11 mental tricks to stop overthinking everything 

Your growth bonus: 

Evening Routine Tips for everyday Role Models

Your challenge for this week:

Try one new thing in your evening routine to improve your sleep. 

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Want guidance or a boost in any of these areas?

I'm dedicated to finding simple ways for you to be a role model on a day-to-day basis - a role model for yourself, others and the change you want to see in this world. Please message me if you want guidance or a boost in any of these areas. 

Big virtual hug,

Sabina

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WHEN: Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

Great to see bestselling author Daniel Pink at the Hoboken Literary Weekend and learn about "WHEN – The scientific secrets of perfect timing". 

Dan was sharing that hidden patterns of the day affect our mood and performance. We often think our cognitive abilities remain static throughout the day when they don’t. Daily fluctuations are more extreme than we might think.

When it comes to timing, there are tasks you better perform early in your day vs. mid-day vs. later in your day. Other factors such as your chronotype, e.g., are you a morning person (lark) or evening person (owl), play into that as well. 

Research shows that the BEST time to perform a task depends on the nature of the task

·     Earlier in your day –Analytical tasks 

·     Middle of your day – Administrative tasks 

·     Later in your day – Insight tasks

Timing is a science, not an art. The more we know about it, the easier it gets to make this never-ending stream of “when” decisions. 

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