Dating with a Purpose

relationships Feb 10, 2022
 
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Summary

  • We are going to delve into dating that super special someone in your life to know how to have those difficult conversations whether it be with your kids, a co-worker, friend or family member. 
  • As we get busy and have been with that amazing partner for months or years, we sometimes tend to get a bit complacent.  We may even go as far as taking them for granted without even realizing that we are doing it.
  • I am going to share 3 important reasons to make date night a big deal and why it should be the most important thing on your calendar.
  • "Like a house a relationship needs a strong foundation and dating provides the opportunity to build that foundation and maintain that foundation so that when the world throws us a curveball, we can handle it like any highly performing team would."
  • Too often date night ends up being dinner and a movie with little to no engagement.  Think outside the box, back to when you wanted...
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Only Drink the Best Wine

 

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Summary

  • Over the years, my husband and I have tasted a lot of wine... good and bad, and as our taste buds have learned more, we have also determined drinking bad wine is not good for our overall experience. Much like surrounding ourselves with negative or toxic people is not good for our growth...hence the title.
  • "One of the most detrimental things that we can do on our journey to growth, both personally and professionally, is surround ourselves with negative input."
  • This can be a tough topic, and I get a lot of push back and objections with this one, because none of us like to do things that have the potential to be emotionally tough. However, we know the 5 people we spend the most amount of time with have the largest influence on our happiness and our long-term success or failures.
  • Attitudes are contagious! Surround yourself with the good ones.
  • "High achievers recognize that anyone aspiring to learn and grow brings great value to those...
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Your Morning Routine

 
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Summary

  • What if there was a way to complete the crazy mornings with a feeling of peace and control as you go into your day with a smile on your face, knowing that you have this?
  • "The key is that you must start each day with intention."
  • It has been scientifically proven that the highest achievers begin each day with a set routine of specific activities that create balance, purpose and a clear direction to the day.  In turn, higher productivity, better work quality, more freedom and a healthier lifestyle have proven to be the result of this new habit change.
  • "You deserve the right to have an amazing day and a fulfilled life, and I am here to tell you, that it all starts in the morning."
  • Leigh Wilson will go over how to set yourself up for success in 5 easy steps: Start Your Day with Peace, Hydrate, Get Movin', Wake Up your Mind and Plan Your Day.
  • Make this a part of your day for the next 30 days, and then, evaluate how you are...
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Time Management

 

Welcome to Focus Forward and module three of showing up as your best self.  This lesson is going to really give you the opportunity to change up how your entire day and week look.  I know how frustrating it can be to start off your day thinking that you have a clear picture of what you need to get done and even have it in your head exactly how the day is going to play out, just to walk into the office and be ambushed by everyone else’s needs.

This happens constantly and there does not seem to be an easy solution.  After all the people on our team or in our division have their projects that they are trying to move forward as well.  So, what can we do about it?  We have to set boundaries and put a time management system into place that unless the building is burning, or someone is bleeding…badly that the boundaries are immovable.  

Now I get it…people do need a piece of you and your time.  Yet, we cannot let them control the...

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Finish that To-Do List

 
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Welcome to Focus Forward Business Design and module two of showing up as your best self.  As we learned in the last module, that can have a lot of different meanings but the one first step is to show up for ourselves. Now that you know what that looks like it is time to get a bit more tactical. I am Leigh and this is Focus Forward Business Design.

To-Do lists are something that come with a ton of controversy between influencers, business leaders and university business instructors as well as anyone that has ever used one. Everyone has their own opinion of how to best use a to-do list or if it is even productive to use one at all, or if you are better off to lose the to-do list and focus on priority items that only accelerate your successes, goal completion as well as joy and personal advancement goals.

I truly don’t believe there is a right or wrong answer and that it is an entirely individualized decision based on...

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5 Ways to Evaluate How You Show Up

 
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Summary

  • "The first person you must show up for is yourself."
  • Evaluate yourself on these 5 areas: Where you are at right now, Self-Talk, Affirmations, Expressing Gratitude, Being Kind to Yourself.
  • By evaluating how you are showing up for yourself, you will be more cognizant of how you treat yourself. This allows you to see the areas you can improve on, thus greatly improving how you treat yourself and show up for others.
  • Showing up for others does not happen by accident. It takes practice and intentional effort, but most of all, it requires you to show up for yourself first!
  • Show up for others better by actively listening, being vulnerable and expressing empathy.

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Welcome to Focus Forward Business Design…I am Leigh Wilson, your Certified High-Performance Coach.  We have all heard about “showing up” and it is becoming kind of a cliché phrase.  What does it exactly mean and where are we...

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5 Tips to Reduce Holiday Stress

stress Nov 30, 2021
 

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Holiday Stress is a real thing and learning what you can do to make this time of year not only manageable, but enjoyable is key to truly believing it can be the most wonderful time of the year and living in the Tis the season to be jolly moments.

I am Leigh Wilson and this is Focus Forward Business Design.

We all know that the holidays in the best of times bring stress, but the past couple of years have had their own unique stressors with COVID adding travel restrictions, masking, group limits and event cancellations.  As we move into the 2021 holiday season it does seem that we have progressed past last year and a bit more normalcy may be present for this year, but that does not eliminate all the holiday stress that has been around since Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Holidays added the expectation of joyous gatherings, large meals, gifts and extended family.

I am going to wrap up an early Christmas gift for you and give you 5 reminders to reduce...

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6 Spot on Ways to be the Most Influential Person in the Room

influence Aug 26, 2021
 
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 Summary

Listen when people speak. Really teach yourself to listen at a level that you never have before. Many people can claim to be listening and it may even appear that they are. But are they mentally engaged with the conversation or are they thinking of the next thing that they should say, or worse yet thinking about something or someone entirely separate from what is happening in front of them or on the other end of the phone? Being an influencer means caring and caring means listening and interacting. A challenge for you would be to replay a conversation that took place during your day and put yourself in the other person's shoes…how do you think that they felt when that conversation ended? Did they feel that you were an advocate for them, that you helped them or were you just a warm body that stood there and nodded? We have all been on both sides of those “courtesy” conversations and know that you walk away with...

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Influencing Your Way to a Successful Business

influence Aug 18, 2021
 
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Summary

Leadership is a big piece of a successful business and a bazillion books have been written on what makes a great leader. Leadership has changed drastically throughout the years.  As different generations have learned through the practice of different leadership styles, what was successful and acceptable 30 years ago doesn’t fly today. 

The days of the dictatorship are just not as well received as they once were.  You may remember your parents or your grandparents if they worked a job where they were the “employee”.  They likely went to work, were told what to do, were told what the expected outcome was and they were paid for doing that job.  If the result was not as expected they may have been demoted or worse yet fired. If they did perform as expected they never heard a word about it. You typically had one leader or maybe management teams that were in charge of leading the troops and the...

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3 Keys to Being Highly Influential

influence Aug 04, 2021
 

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You mention the word influence and many things come to mind to different people.  I have heard people say, “role model” or “mentor”.  On the opposite end, I have heard, “manipulate” or “force”. Those are quite different feelings that one word can generate depending on the life lessons that someone has experienced. How you choose to use influence can be a major factor in the results that it produces.  Let’s jump in.

I am Leigh Wilson and this is Focus Forward Business Design

I really was amazed at how many people look at influence as a negative thing.  It made me step back with fresh eyes and take a look at what people were perceiving influence to be.  What I found out is that a large majority of the population truly felt that the definition of influence was parallel with manipulation.

What we do know and what I have always believed is that high performers have the ability and the gift to...

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