Are you ready to rock 2019? If your answer was anything other than a very enthusiastic ‘Yes!’, then you need to read on for our six tips for starting the new year with a great mindset. When you have your state of mind sorted, you’ll be preparing yourself for a fantastic new year in leadership!
Commit to Self-Improvement
All of the top leaders know that great leadership is a journey, not a destination. Basically, this means that you should never become complacent; you should never stop searching for ways to improve yourself and further develop your leadership skills.
When you understand that you can never and will never know absolutely everything, but that certainly doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to learn as much as you can, you’ll be in the perfect mindset for making the most of 2019. Why not join one of my 2019 Leadership FREE Webinars and start the self-improvement today!
Be Open and Honest with Yourself
You need to be open to feedback and ideas because otherwise, you will never grow. Being honest with yourself, and receptive to those who ask about or suggest which key areas you need to improve on, will lead you to positive outcomes and results.
Getting in the mindset of being open to improvement is so important if you want to be successful in your leadership journey in the new year.
Get ready to be accountable in your leadership role; to take charge and assert your leadership. Hold yourself responsible for what goes on, whether in your team’s results or actions, or your own. A true leader assumes accountability for themselves and those around them, so it’s vital that you’re in that state of mind heading into 2019.
Being ambitious, whether in your own advancement in your career, or for your company as a whole, is another mindset that truly great leaders hold. Complacency is not an option; you should be wanting to advance yourself, your team and your organisation all the time. Getting fired up and ready to move through the ranks will help you kickstart your new mindset for 2019.
Failure is Fuel to do Better
Nobody likes experiencing rejection and failure; we’re wired to let how others speak and act towards us dictate our own feelings about ourselves. This is something we must actively work on changing because we know ourselves better than anyone else does!
Don’t let failure or rejection stop you, use it instead as fuel to do even better and show your doubters how wrong they are. Once you realise that rejection and failure is a part of life and you start embracing it, you’ll rock your 2019 with a great mindset!
Reconnect with your ‘Why’
Sometimes, when life is really tough, the only thing you have to hold on to is your purpose, your ‘why’. Make sure you take the time on your Christmas break to truly reconnect with your passion; clarify with yourself why you’re doing what you’re doing, and what you want to achieve. This will keep you motivated and help you stick to your resolutions and goals. The new year is another chance to work towards your dreams - so be ready to make them happen!
With these six tips we’ve put together, you’re going to be ready to rock 2019 with your fantastic mindset. Good luck, and make this new year your best ever!
Author - Sonia McDonald, Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and CEO of LeadershipHQ
Sonia McDonald is one of Globe's leading leadership executive coaches and keynote speakers, as well as an advisor, thought leader, and author. She’s also CEO and founder of LeadershipHQ, and through this, she empowers people to discover their own innate talent and strengths.
Named as one of the Top 100 Australian Entrepreneurs and Top 250 Influential Women in the world, Sonia is shaking up the traditional view of leadership, and along the way she has uncovered some outstanding leadership talent which had previously gone unnoticed.
Sonia is internationally recognized as an expert in leadership and strategy, organizational development, workplace diversity and the neuroscience of leadership.
Sonia has also coached people around the world, encouraging them to succeed by reaching their full potential. She has helped hundreds of people build their brands, grow their leadership and business strategies, increase their confidence, build awareness, increase their business revenue, connect to the right people, build exceptional skills and achieve brilliant businesses and careers.
Sonia has written several books on leadership: Leadership Attitude, Just Rock IT! and Neuroscience of Leadership, and she writes regularly for publications such as The Australian, HRD Magazine, Smart Healthy Women and Women’s Business Media. She has been published in BBC Capital, The Australian, HRD Magazine, Business Insider and Richtopia.
Phone 1300 719 665 www.soniamcdonald.com.au
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