How to Set Up Weekly Systems for Success

How to tune into a powerfully positive mindset, confident and big-picture visionary before heading into each week for the most joy, ease and fun along the way!

Often we can get caught up in the momentum of life, reacting to issues, challenges, last-minute to-do's and putting out fires in our work and personal lives. But this goes against living with intention, consciously creating our lives and leading with vision, clarity and purpose.

To consciously create our lives and lead our businesses and organizations, we need to slow down and re-connect with our vision, goals and purpose regularly.

Setting time each week to do this will help you stay connected and aligned with your goals & dreams so you can live and lead with intention!

You can download your own copy of this weekly success system in the EMPOWERED LEADER Planning Kit here! 

Weekly - Personal Systems for Success

What things do you do to ensure you're prepared to ROCK each week?

One of my key personal systems focuses...

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Daily Systems for Success

So today I woke up to a cloudy and rainy day which isn't a big deal but was definitely different than the past few weeks of hot summer weather we've been having lately.

Plus, I was tired from minimal sleep last night and feeling groggy and a bit off my usual positive energy.

So this is where the power of daily routines & habits come in.

On autopilot, I got up at our regular 6am time, made the bed, got dressed & made a healthy breakfast. Sat down with my husband for some quality time over tea & coffee before he headed off to work for the day. Then I spent a bit of time cleaning up the kitchen, doing dishes and shining the sink. At that point there was a choice, to follow the rest of my morning routine or climb back into bed...

 

What Should You Do Every Day?

Well, this is really up to you to decide what is most important, what habits or skills you're adding to your life, what your priorities are, areas you are succeeding and areas that may need some additional...

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The Key Systems for Success That You Need!

I was originally going to wait to write about systems until the fall when everyone is ready to get back into work mode after the holidays.

But I decided to share it all with you now, at the beginning of the summer. Because if you're able to apply and create one new system in your work or personal life, then it will be there ready for you when things ramp up again in September.

So until then, I encourage you to pick one or two areas to focus on over the summer to benefit from the gains you'll make in streamlining your process and building a system you can follow during the rest of the year!

 

How will setting up success systems make a difference in my career and business results?

 

I share these to inspire you to see areas where you may be able to uplevel your performance and overall energy, efficiency and happiness!

When you put in a system (and follow it!) then you gain from the process already being laid out for you, you just follow in the footsteps of the path you've...

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Top 5 Benefits of Meditation for Leaders

There have been so many studies into the many benefits of meditation in the past few years which is great to see. However, there are SO many, I'm going to just share a few today that will impact your work and ability to lead... 

Since most of you are leaders, let's focus on some of the key benefits I've found in my leadership and work from meditating. 

You may want to explore more into the areas that interest you, especially benefits that align with your own WHY for starting to meditate in the first place. 

To get help uncovering your WHY for wanting to start a meditation practice and how to get started, plus get a free guided meditation and email course to walk you through the steps, sign up here!

So here are the top benefits that have radically changed how I show up in my leadership, business and work: 

 

Benefit #1: Less Stress & More Resilient

Probably the most common reason people want to try meditating is to help reduce stress. It was...

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Creating Your Successful Meditation Plan

Have you ever tried to meditate but have never been able to stick with it?

Or have you had big intentions of adding meditation to your daily routine at the beginning of a year or season or after a yoga class but not sure how to make the time?

Or perhaps you just don't know where you'll fit it in?

This is the point I find most new meditators get stuck.

So they meditate once or twice but don't manage to fit it into their lifestyle so they don't create a habit or routine and then they miss out on ALL the incredible benefits of a regular meditation practice. 

And then it gets forgotten among other priorities of life and any benefit that could have been gained gets lost and overtaken with daily stressors, to-dos and sometimes even bad habits without healthy habits to offset the strain and drain of work and life. 

The step that new meditators forget is creating a PLAN of how they'll fit it into their life. 

So this article will walk you through creating a plan using some...

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Are You Mentally Fit? How to Start Your Own Meditation Practice!

Many people understand the importance of having a fit and strong body for overall well being and health.

They can even see the correlation between having a fit body and being more productive at work, better able to focus, and being a better leader. 

It is even commonly known how much a difference having a healthy and fit body can have on mental and emotional health.

But what about mental fitness?

So many leaders I know prioritize their physical health but do nothing for their mental health. 

They can get stuck in "survival mode" which impacts everything they touch by imbuing it with a sense of anxiety and rushing. 

But I believe all leaders and all people everywhere can find a place in their lives where they are in "thrive mode" where their impact and influence in their lives has a sense of possibility, creativity, inspiration and fun!

And the best way I've found in my 20+ years of leadership and management has been by focusing on building your mental fitness through...

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Simple Guide to Meditation for POWERFUL Leaders

The first time I truly realized the power of sharing meditation and mindfulness with leaders was a few years ago now when I was at the University of British Columbia taking a business course for executives.

While chatting with some of my fellow students, we got onto the topic of meditation and I shared my enthusiasm with them…

they were so intrigued that they arranged for me to do a demo session so the other executives could try it out for the first time.

So we sat in one of the classrooms and I walked them through a 5 minute guided meditation. First we started with some breathing, then we relaxed their bodies and calmed their minds.

 

And once it was done, they were calm and happy, feeling refreshed and relaxed.

 

But the coolest part?!

 

Was how many of them had never felt a moment of calm in their minds before! EVER! In their entire lives! And they were in their 30’s, 40’s and 50’s!!!!

I was amazed! And honoured to have had the...

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How to establish your EMPOWERED Leadership Brand

A leadership brand? What is that? Why would I need a brand as a leader? 

Sure, you've heard about branding from the perspective of businesses and marketing... but why have it for one person?

Well, you've heard about the concept of dressing for the position you want, not the position you have?

This is the same thing, behaving for the position you want to have, acting as the leader you want to be, being the change you want to see in your business and the world. 

So, let's jump in!

 

Why create your own "brand" as a leader?

The point to creating a Leadership Brand is to help you be more intentional with your leadership. In how you show up, what you prioritize, why you act the way you do, and the small daily details that end up creating the legacy you are known for.

There's a quote I enjoy that says, "Your energy announces your presence even before you enter the room."  

As leaders it is easy to get distracted by all the last-minute decisions, interruptions,...

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Trust, But Don't Forget to Verify

  • Have you ever expected something to get done or be taken care of, but then it didn't happen?
  • Have you ever assumed something would work, but when you needed it, it turns out it was broken??
  • Have you ever trusted someone to do something, but they didn't do it???

 

This article will help you with my 3rd Empowered Leadership tip for leaders...

If you'd like to check out the other tips in this Empowered Leader Series here are the links: 

And you can sign up for the full EMPOWERED LEADER e-course here :) 

But first a quick personal story to kick off the concept a bit clearer.

I once bought a used car and then years later ended up getting a flat tire. But when I went to use the spare tire in the back of the trunk, it didn't fit the bolts on the tire. So I...

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Stuck in a Maze? How to Get Out with Ease!

Every high-achieving leader with big visions of where she/he wants to take their business, team and organization is very familiar with burnout and overwhelm.

  • Sure overwhelm can come from too much to do... massive workloads, lots of responsibility and people to watch over as well as your own responsibilities.
  • But overwhelm can also come from good things like... getting married, moving houses/cities, starting a business, creating something new, meeting new people, etc.

 

I'm totally familiar with both! At many times of my life!

Because as a high-achiever whose super passionate about many things, I often take on more than other people would think is a good idea.

Yup, I'm the gal that started an MBA while working full time, teaching a weekly meditation class while running a skin-care business and planning a wedding... but that wasn't enough! I also decided to bring my coaching business online and became a director on a non-profit board too!

And my stubborn side and...

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