All tagged be you

On Trying Something New

When working with clients, Joanna asks them to do something they've never done before, to step out of their comfort zone and try something new. We forget how much we suck at things at the beginning and going from not knowing to knowing something is half the fun. Try something new and practice!

Using the Snowball Method of Create Big Things

Joanna takes Dave Ramsey's Snowball Method and turns it around. Instead of reducing debt, Joanna explains how to take a nerve-wracking project - the promotion of your awesomeness - and break it down into smaller, more manageable parts. Each step is banishing the judgment monster just a little bit more. Each step, you are braver, self-confident, able to continue and confront bigger challenges you never imagined possible.

How do you navigate?

What was expected to be a very low-key, traditional New Years ended up being a bit of a rescue mission to Ushuaia, Argentina. Ever one to turn a terrible situation into a good one, Joanna found herself hiking in the Tierra del Fuego National Park on New Year’s day. On one hike, she mused about leadership style coming up with hike-inspired titles: 1) Map Maker, 2) Blaze Guide, and 3) Trail Maker. Understanding these styles allows you to understand what kind of people I need to surround yourself with to traverse this enormous forest called life.

Are you showing your work?

To make the move to the executive mindset, you need to change your focus from taking orders to developing strategy. The more senior you become, the more you are brought in for your ideas rather than what you can do. Articulating how you think is probably more important than what you do. Joanna says this can be done by taking the classroom technique of showing your work.