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The Professional's Digest is out! October Issue

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The Professional’s Digest is a monthly curated online newspaper that is sent to members of our VIP Community. This paper is for Ambitious Leaders who want to stay up to date on topics related to career success. Articles are compiled from a variety of sources and cover topics in the area of

  1. BUSINESS

  2. PERSONAL BRANDING

  3. WORKPLACE

  4. PERSONAL GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT

  5. TECHNOLOGY

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You Got That Mental Toughness?

Catch the replay of my Live Broadcast

How do you process pain, rejection, failure, defeat? Do you use it as an opportunity to grow or do you shut down entirely.,

In this live broadcast, I share with you a lesson I learned from John Maxwell's 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth- The Law of Pain.

The core message is "Good Management of Bad Experiences Leads To Great Growth".

Are you growing in spite of your challenges?

 
 

To truly grow and evolve we must go with others. I'm inviting you to join me and 10 ambitious professionals as I take you through some of the wisdom contained in John Maxwell's 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth.

We will focus on the 7 Laws that I believe are essential to building your personal brand and ultimately propelling your growth.

15 Invaluable Laws of Growth:

7 Laws To Build Your Personal Brand

Today is World Mental Health Day. Is Your Job Making You SICK?

Photo credit: Jacob Rank, Picnoi

Photo credit: Jacob Rank, Picnoi

Hello,

Did you know that today is World Mental Health Day?

The focus of this initiative is to tackle the issues surrounding mental health in the workplace.

I understand this issue very well. I left my last career because the work-related stress was intolerable.

At the time, I placed a lot of blame on myself but later discovered that it had a lot to do with my environment and circumstances I did not understand nor could control.

The stress we encounter at work often has a lot to do with whether or not the job is the right 'fit' and many times due to lack of proper leadership.

I did not know how to cope, but eventually, I sought out help and found my way...out!

Here are some interesting statistics for you taken straight from Statistics Canada:

  • The average Canadian spends 8.03 hours of their waking hours physically at work. That doesn't include time away completing work-related activities.

 

  • "Six in ten highly stressed workers identify work as their main source of stress (62%)"

 

  • "Mental health is highly correlated with chronic stress. Numerous studies link chronic stress to anxiety, depression, insomnia, fatigue and substance abuse."

 

  • "Chronic stress can cause memory loss and can change the brain's structure and functioning, affecting a person's susceptibility to depression and the effects of aging."

 

  • "Long-term stress is also highly correlated with the development and progression of many chronic physical diseases, such as heart disease, arthritis, ulcers, asthma and migraine." 

 

  • "Highly stressed workers who identified their job or workplace as their main source of stress were well-educated—almost three-quarters had a college or university education—and over one-half held white-collar jobs in management, professional or technical occupations."

 

For many, these statistics will not come as a surprise. Mental health problems at work, is a big deal.


Are you struggling to cope? Here are some tips to help you along the way...

 

WHERE CAN YOU GET HELP?

1. Seek out a licensed therapist through your confidential Employee Assistance Program (If you have access to one). Otherwise, ask your doctor for a referral.

2. Try to figure out the specific triggers that lead to your stress and find a way to get the support you need from leadership.

This can be tricky because some environments and leaders are not supportive and may actually make the situation worse.

If you find yourself in such a situation, you may wish to approach it by explaining your desire to improve the working conditions and overall outcomes at work. In essence, if those things improve, your condition will likely benefit as well.

3. Learn coping strategies for issues such as anxiety. Meditate, breathe, focus on the positive, take time out when necessary

4. Work with a coach or a mentor, someone who can help you to set goals and gain clarity about your work. Many times, as I discovered, the stress comes from being in a place, doing work and being amongst people that are not in alignment with who we are.

Our health is our wealth. If your job is making you sick, it can impact your overall well being. Seek out the help you need to get better. No job is worth your sanity or physical health.

Your friend in success,

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Why Taking a Pause...Can Get You Ahead

Why Taking a Pause...Can Get You Ahead

"Learning to Pause Allows Growth to Catch Up With You" John C. Maxwell

Do you take the time to reflect upon your life? It can be a challenge when juggle so much. Yet reflecting has been proven to help evaluate our experiences.

 

Leadership Tip of The Day: Magnetism

The Law of Magnetism says that we attract who we are. If you are a leader do the people on your team reflect your values, attitude and/or work ethic? Are you attracting people of like mind? Do they possess qualities that you desire or are they not in alignment with your vision or needs? If this is the case then there is a need to reflect inward as the law of Magnetism suggests that "who you attract is not determined by what you want. It's determined by who you are." As well, "if you think your people are negative, then you'd better check your attitude"  The same can be said about our personal journey. If we want positive energy, success, abundance and prosperity but instead we are attracting the opposite, we need to evaluate who we are at our core and what signals we ourselves are putting out.  If you are not attracting what you want, evaluate who you are as a person and leader and commit to grow your character and leadership.  If the thought of doing this seems overwhelming or you are having a hard time getting to the root of your issues, seek out mentors or professionals that can help you as you aim to improve yourself.  Best to you,

The Law of Magnetism says that we attract who we are. If you are a leader do the people on your team reflect your values, attitude and/or work ethic? Are you attracting people of like mind? Do they possess qualities that you desire or are they not in alignment with your vision or needs? If this is the case then there is a need to reflect inward as the law of Magnetism suggests that "who you attract is not determined by what you want. It's determined by who you are." As well, "if you think your people are negative, then you'd better check your attitude"

The same can be said about our personal journey. If we want positive energy, success, abundance and prosperity but instead we are attracting the opposite, we need to evaluate who we are at our core and what signals we ourselves are putting out.

If you are not attracting what you want, evaluate who you are as a person and leader and commit to grow your character and leadership.  If the thought of doing this seems overwhelming or you are having a hard time getting to the root of your issues, seek out mentors or professionals that can help you as you aim to improve yourself.

Best to you,

 
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