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The past few weeks have been a bit tough for me. Four people I know, in their thirties and forties, have died. Most of these people have small children, too. Also, a dear friend of mine was diagnosed with dementia in her early forties. She has four children who desperately need her. But with each passing day, she is slipping further and further away from them. This is heartbreaking.
To me, these deaths are all reminders to those of us who get the chance to live another day that we need to make the most of it. If your time on this Earth was over tomorrow, could you say that you left it all on the dance floor of life? Are you living with no regrets? Making the time to tell others and show them how much you care. Are you making bold moves in your career, despite those fears inside of you that might be whispering, "this isn't going to work. you can't do this" for whatever reason your ego comes up with?
Life is precious. I challenge you to examine where you can make some changes to get even more out of your beautiful existence. And for those of us who still have a Mom in the world, make sure to let that special woman know how much you care about her this Mother's Day and all the days beyond.
Enjoy the ride!
Chief Engagement Officer
Seven Steps to Build Greater Confidence and Kickstart Your Leadership Career
A Forbes Special Segment
I would like to share with you my latest Forbes article about a very important leadership topic, confidence.
Do you feel like your career has been stunted in some way? Are you putting in the hard work, yet still not being promoted as quickly as others?
This is a very important question to ask, as we all have a limited runway in our careers in terms of how much time we have to make it to a senior leadership position. So, what is it that's standing in your way of landing those positions you likely deserve? Chances are, it's confidence.
Confidence can be an issue for both men and women, but in the work I do as the owner of an executive coaching firm, it's much more prevalent among females.
In my work with executive and high-potential women, I see a number of individuals who are at risk of falling short of their goals. I believe a two-pronged approach is needed to get more women in top positions. That means both corporations and individuals need to make some changes. Go direct to Forbes web site to read rest of the article.
Today's Thought: "Today is a gift. Today is all we've got. Be fully awake in today." Lailah Gifty Akita
Carey-Ann Oestreicher (pronounced O-striker), Chief Engagement Officer for Potential Unlimited, works with individuals and companies to help them reach their full potential.
Nominated as one of Canada's Most Powerful 100 Women, Carey-Ann has held a variety of senior positions including vice-president level and she has worked in industries such as: financial services, automotive and transportation, publishing, cosmetics and fashion.
Carey-Ann's media appearances include CTV's Canada AM, Global TV's Survivor series, CBC NewsWorld, TSN. She has also been quoted in numerous publications such as The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine and Canadian Business magazines.