December 17, 2013

The Fragile Mind

"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me." 

That statement has never been more false than now...
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Millennials are great at taking risks, following their dreams and are by far the most tech-savvy generation in history. The flip side is how they deal with adversity (a.k.a. not getting your way).

Take for instance the show X Factor. Contestants arrive with hopes of being the next superstar, but sometimes forget they are in a performance based competition. The best judges provide constructive feedback, yet the audience boos while the participants disagree or respond defensively. 

Newsflash: you're not the best. All your dreams won't be fulfilled. You're not as good as you think you are. 

Learn to deal with failure. Teach yourself how to cope when adversity hits. Work hard on implementing a solution. 

Today, there's an emphasis on leadership skills, but how much of that is for notoriety? Leadership is not about you. It's about guiding and developing others. Everyone can't lead at the same time. Look one is following.    

Never has coaching been more important than now. Regardless if it's for personal or professional help, that extra set of eyes and ears provides fresh perspective, objective assessment and accountability for progress. Guiding talent in the right direction is what produces victory. So get on the right path and hire a coach!

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