Follow The Leader! Amazing Women In Politics I Admire & Respect!
I started the year by paying tribute to some amazing women — Malala Yousafzai, Rosa Parks, Kerry Washington, Angelina Jolie, to name a few — all accomplished women who've made their mark for very different reasons. Not wanting to give up a good thing, I'm keeping the love fest going. Why stop? There are so many strong, smart, capable women who I can learn from and whose wisdom I can share, courtesy of The Profit Goddess!. (You're welcome.) This week, I've chosen some influential leaders in politics whom I greatly admire.
I've never had political aspirations myself. It's hard to imagine doing my job and constantly being critiqued by everyone. Bad enough when I have a client with multiple people who can't get on the same page about an event. But imagine the entire country weighing in! It'd be like me trying to throw the identical party for everyone in LA, rural Kentucky, hippy Portland, the South and New York City. OK, it's not really like that, but that's sort of an analogy. I'd never be able to please everyone. (Though maybe if I served carb-free, gluten-free bacon-wrapped sushi with a side of kale and potato salad, I might have a hope.)
While me doing my job well matters to me and to my clients, it doesn't exactly have ramifications for the entire populace. Thank God for that! But I can't say the same about the work of the influential leaders I'm quoting this week. I admire Angela Merkel, but I wouldn't want to trade places with her! Would you?
Be Oh So Quotable This Week!
In addition to taking inspiration from some of the women I've highlighted this week, you should check out Time Magazine's list of the 100 Most Influential People. It's a fascinating, varied collection of people from the arts, business, politics, science and much more. Maybe bookmark it to peruse next time you're looking for some interesting reading. Or when you need to remind yourself that maybe your job isn't the most important thing in the world!
I always say running a business means the work never ends! Ain't that the truth? I bet your to-do list is a mile long! Make sure that the items at the top of your list are the things that relate to being more profitable. Everyone is so proud of being so "busy"...But Are You Making Any Money? Don't be too busy to focus!
Check out the summary of last week's business tips and motivational quotes from my Instagram page which you hopefully got to see in real time! If not, let's make sure we're following each other on Instagram!! So...here is this week's roundup of Instagram images of My Top Business Tips and Motivational Quotes.
Influential Leaders – Tip #1:
"Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement." – Golda Meir
Influential Leaders – Tip #2:
"It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent." – Madeleine Albright
Influential Leaders – Tip #3:
"I firmly believe you never should spend your time being the former anything." – Condoleezza Rice
Influential Leaders – Tip #4:
"A good compromise is one where everybody makes a contribution." – Angela Merkel
Influential Leaders – Tip #5:
"If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing." – Margaret Thatcher
Let's talk! I'd love to hear about some of the influential leaders you admire!
Who in the world of politics inspires you? Are there any influential leaders, female or male, you admire? I would LOVE to hear from you! Anyhoo...I publish these business tips and motivational quotes to get you fired up for your work week! Oh by the way, are you so over clients nickel and diming you, constantly asking if you can just "take a little bit off?" Your answer is right here in 7 easy steps! And it's FREE!
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