Like a punch in the face.
That’s what the pandemic has felt like at times yes? And I would know. I’ve been punched in the face.
I used to be a boxer (first kick-boxing, then boxing for more than a decade). As things start to re-open, I feel like we have ducked another punch (for now).
I also turned another corner on Friday - After two consecutive terms, it was my last day as a Director on the Board of Boxing Canada. Amateur boxing has so many things to offer people of all ages. The sport has taught me many valuable lessons that I have carried with me into my professional career. In looking back, I sum it up into these top seven:
I have 10 years worth of journals and it's been one of my most precious business and personal assets.
I think success is largely a game in self-awareness. That's why I’m religious about my morning routine and have been for years. Up at 4:30 or 5:00 a.m. allowing me precious alone time to meditate, visualize, set my intentions for the day/week and practice gratitude.
This is when I do most of my reading, which often leads to a stream of consciousness writing and reflection. I’ve kept those journals because I love to look back, assess my growth and see how my intentions/goals at the time have played out.
I was flipping through them this week and found 8 recurring themes, largely about success, leadership and mindset that are true for me and thought I'd share with my community:
1. Ditch the “balance” for a Dashboard:
Work, kids, family, relationships, health… Everything in perfect...