Taking the Leap
Everything is a leap……..EVERYTHING. The real question is, is it a big leap or a small one? Deciding how you want your coffee is not a big leap, unless you are a staunch Starbucks follower and need to stop at Dunkin' when there is no Starbucks. Think about it. That decision for some is a huge one and could be considered a big risk: Is it going to be good? Do they have espresso? Where do their beans come from? Am I making a mistake?
Take this example to an even higher level: Do I take a career risk. These come in many forms from applying to the next position, promotion or looking to change employers to an even bigger leap (for some) starting your own business. The questions take the same tone: Is it going to be a good thing? Is that new team one where I fit in? Are they coffee drinkers? Will they like me? Am I crazy for wanting a change? Am I making a mistake going out on my own? What can feel very different in these decisions are the unknown factors that directly affect you. So let’s talk about how to turn big leaps into smaller leaps. I’m not talking about taking baby steps……..
When making decisions aka taking leaps, removing the unknowns will make all the difference in shrinking that distance from where you are to where you want to be. So how do we do that?
Leading is a Lifestyle
Hi. I’m Delpha. That’s me, at work, on any given weekday. My schedule consists of meetings, helping others make decisions and supporting teams when takings risks. I also spend a great deal of time mentoring, coaching and sometimes giving tough love. Whenever someone new comes to my office, the first thing they ask is: how did you get to where you are at today? Frankly, it’s a long story but the simple answer is that one day I made a choice, the following day I made another and so on. Some of those choices were about work. Others were about looking around my life and deciding that change was warranted. There were happy decisions, really hard decisions and some were no brainers.
In all of that I have come to one conclusion. I “Lead” my life. All of it, not just at work but in all facets. We spend a lot of time talking, coaching and teaching others to be “leaders” at work when in reality, leadership is a choice that encompasses the totality of our lives. So today I launch this page for all of those who ask “how do I get to where you are at?” My answer is: Let’s talk about how you are “Leading” in your life.