Thrive and Progress on your Goals

If you repeated today every day for the next year, realistically, where would you end up? In order to achieve your dreams, what does a “normal” day look like? What activities must happen daily for you to live exactly how you want to be living?

These are some of the important questions raised in the article “Tell Me What You Did Today, And I’ll Tell You Who You Are” on Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global platform.

The Man on top of the Mountain didn't fall there - Vince Lombardi

The article continues to argue that you should build your day around the following four things, in order for your brain to thrive and make enormous daily progress toward your most important goals:

  1. Nutrition: Eating right,
  2. Oxygen: Getting enough oxygen to the brain,
  3. Information: Obtaining quality information, ideally above your cognitive level,
  4. Love: Nurturing loving and deep relationships.

If you are curious to learn more as well as concrete examples on how to achieve the four essentials, read the full article on Thrive Global.

Women Executive Search

Women Executive Search webpage

Wes is going against the grain in the executive recruitment industry by looking at all of the skills available on the market; always identifying and including the best female leaders in every recruitment process.

Swedish Anna Stenberg founded the executive search firm Women Executive Search (WES) in 2011, which specializes in finding and promoting female leaders.

Anna strongly believes that female candidates have all the right competences and desire to make it as a leader. However, finding female talent often requires some detective work, as many women simply do not apply for the top positions. WES has thus adopted an innovative recruitment process, looking beyond the traditional networks to identify potential candidates.

I truly admire Anna’s mission to promote female talent to build a more gender neutral future, and hope to see more of such initiatives in the future. Anna Stenberg investpodden podcast

For all Scandinavian readers, click on the photo above to listen to Anna Stenberg’s interview on the Swedish “Investpodden“.

Mentoring vs Coaching

Zig Ziglar quote

The words “coaching” and “mentoring” are often treated as if they’re interchangeable. However, they’re not. One of the biggest differences is that mentors are relationship oriented, representing a safe space to raise and discuss issues. Coaches, on the other hand, help tackle a specific issue, such as managing more effectively or thinking more strategically.

In the beginning of my career, I was constantly searching for a mentor. Someone who could teach me how to navigate the organizational environment. However, I have come to realize that while a mentor may provide valuable insights to a specific situation at work, they do not help me understand myself better.

Through coaching, on the other hand, I have been presented with valuable tools and confronted with thought-provoking questions, which have matured my mind and understanding of myself greatly. If I may say so myself, at least!

I plan to share some of these tools on this blog – So stay tuned!