Tag Archives: commitment

Get Real: Daily Blogging isn’t easy

30 Jun

The biggest blogging lesson I’ve learned so far:

There’s a reason not everyone blogs every day.

It is time consuming. And good great content doesn’t always just flow right out.

I’m on post #30 of 35. Today is Saturday. I want to relax, enjoy my family, attend birthday parties and have fun at Mom’s Night Out. I don’t want to be consumed with “What will I blog about today?”

Sure, I need to work on matching the time to write with the commitment to write.

I hope you read ¿Qué Means What? because you enjoy, are inspired, can have a laugh or share about my blog topics. I hope you appreciate the transparency I’m showing today 🙂

So, Happy Weekend! I’ll be back with FIVE posts in the next five days!

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Do It Anyway!

21 Jun

As part of a fabulous Twitter party last night about Latina Leadership, one question that was asked was:

Being Latina and being a woman, makes it challenging to be a leader. What should we do?

My answer: DO IT ANYWAY!

photo from sxc.hu/biewoef

Then, I had to look at my own life and see what I wasn’t doing anyway. I already knew the answer because I had been trying to see ‘around’ it for a while. I want to go to grad school. It is a huge goal, one that is hard-to-imagine-it-really-happening goal, you know the kind that makes you want to throw up! Yep, that’s when you know it’s a good goal. I don’t even want to blog about it because … ay Dios, … what if I don’t do it?! You all will know.

I’m taking my own advice and I am going to do it anyway. Well, I’m beginning the process anyway. (Don’t worry, many blog posts to come about my grad school journey.)

Mujeres, okay, hombres también, you know how easy it is to give advice to others than to take it for yourself? Well, I asked myself, “what if my best amiga said she wanted to accomplish an I-wanna-throw-up goal?”

Here’s what I would tell her:

DECIDE. – what it is you want and then, decide to start.

BE DETERMINED. – distractions will appear butAND stay determined.

DEDICATE. – yourself to your goal, dedicate yourself to you!

Courage is fear that said it’s prayers. -unknown

Thank you to New Latina (@NEWLATIINA) and National Hispana Leadership Institute (@NHLI)  for hosting the Twitter Party. Bicultural Mom‘s website has a list of all the co-hosts of the chat #latinaleadership. Thanks Chantilly, (@MFAMMAG)!

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10 Principles for a Great Leader

18 Jun

I have spent countless hours in leadeship seminars (mostly when I was in direct sales). I have read books and watched movies about leadership. And I have been extremely blessed to work with some awesome leaders! I want to share 10 principles that seem to be a common thread when anyone discusses leadership. I recognize these principles in community leaders and business owners that I admire.  Do you recognize any of them in yourself?

GREAT LEADERS …

1. LEAD BY EXAMPLE.

Take responsibility for your actions and put in your time. People respond well to leaders who lead effectively because they understand where their followers are right now. And they listen.

2. ARE BIG THINKERS.

Allow yourself to dream. Imagine any and every great possibility for yourself, your business, your project, etc. Don’t forget to write it down.

3. USE OBSTACLES AS STEPPING STONES.

Don’t deal with the same problem over and over. Deal with it. Accept the truth.

4. CREATE A GREAT CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE.

It has been said time and time again: You are like the 5 people with whom you spend the most time. Who is in your circle?

5. TREAT OTHERS AS THEY WANT TO BE TREATED.

Put good things in the lives of others. Say Thank You.

6. SEE GREAT POTENTIAL IN OTHERS.

Praise others to success. You may be the only person telling them that they are doing a great job.

7. KNOW THAT FAITH IS BIGGER THAN FACT.

Having faith doesn’t mean disregarding facts. Acknowledge the facts and still believe in the vision even when facts don’t line up. Refer to 2 Cor. 5:7 for we walk by faith, not by sight.

8. AREN’T AFRAID TO ASK FOR HELP.

Not knowing how to do everything is okay. Find the experts that know what you don’t and work with them.

9. GET BACK UP WHEN THEY FALL DOWN.

Champions don’t always win but they always finish the race. Be happy to fail. It means that you are doing something, not standing in the corner doing nothing.

10. HAVE A GREAT ATTITUDE.

A great community leader I met today said, “I create my own reality and then live it.”

 

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