creating success

Creating Success: The Power of Intention

Jen Roberts Leadership, Productivity

How do you define success? Some people believe that success just happens; it’s the good fortune of some and elusive of others. Maybe you think success is a matter of luck, and either happens for you or it doesn’t. It’s 50/50. Chance. For others, success is something they choose and create from within. The most successful people believe that consistent action creates consistent results. And it can’t just be any action. Intention is where it all begins. Success takes intention, clarity, and commitment to proactively creating and practicing the habits that help you stay aligned with your goals. Without intention, your work is unguided and unfocused. You may find that you’re exhausted at the end of the day, but have no real results to show for all your busy-ness. This happens because most people spend their time and energy reacting to things, and much less time proactively creating their experiences. One of the most powerful habits …

meaningful work

3 Key Ingredients For Meaningful Work

Jen Roberts Engagement, Productivity

Nothing feels worse than getting to the end of a crazy day and wondering, “What did I actually accomplish?” My clients often need coaching to deal with the stress and overwhelm of their jobs. People seem to run on a never-ending hamster wheel yet often feel as though they have nothing to show for all their hard work. We all want to feel as if our work is meaningful and serves a purpose—typically to help our companies succeed. Yet many of my executive clients report not even having their official goals for one quarter at the beginning of the next. If you have no structure to your work, you might be in for a frustrating experience. Let’s fix that! First, a mindset shift may be in order: Working harder or longer hours does not necessarily create better outcomes. Working on purpose does. “Success takes intention, clarity, and commitment to proactively create …

communication

What You Hear is What you Get: Communication Lessons for Leaders

Jen Roberts Communication, Engagement, Leadership

In business, effective communication is crucial to your success. Most leaders aspire to be viewed as effective, if not eloquent speakers and writers. Leaders are called to communicate in myriad ways every day. You use these skills to resolve conflicts, convey ideas, inspire your team, defend decisions, and hold performance and development conversations, to name a few. When you consider all the ways to become a better communicator, what most likely comes to mind are things like improving your ability to influence and persuade others, being able to “think on your feet” and appear competent and articulate, speaking with ease in front of large groups, or sharing your expertise to garner respect. All of these aspects of communication are concerned with the delivery of your message, regardless of the modality you use. It’s interesting that the most important part of communication (the part that matters to others, anyway) doesn’t require …

Intention

5 Tips to Harness the Power of Intention

Jen Roberts Balance, Productivity, Stress

Many people believe that success just happens; it’s the good fortune of some and elusive of others. The most successful people know the truth: Consistent action creates consistent results. And it can’t just be any action. Intention is where it all begins. Success takes intention, clarity, and commitment to proactively creating and practicing the habits that help you stay aligned with your goals. Without intention, your work is unguided and unfocused. You may find that you’re exhausted at the end of the day, but have no real results to show for all your busy-ness. This happens because most people spend their time and energy reacting to things, and much less time proactively creating their experiences. One of the most powerful habits I have built is setting aside focused time to gain clarity about what I choose to do, and setting deliberate intentions to drive my actions. Creating a new habit isn’t as easy as it sounds. …