Living LeaderShape

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Thank you all for living LeaderShape in your everyday lives! Whether you are constantly thinking about LeaderShape, tune in for Day 7 every month, or this is your first time coming back to your experience, you are living LeaderShape.

This month we focused on revisiting our experiences with LeaderShape, connecting with others, and making a common connection, no matter how long ago your session may have been. We used this month as a reminder to start the change we want to see in the world, as a reminder of what we learned, and a reminder that we can do whatever we set our minds to.

 

“Be strong, be fearless, be beautiful. And believe that anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.”
– Misty Copeland

We all went through something different – whether it was Catalyst, the Institute, or Resilience – and no matter what that experience was, we are all tied together because we are all part of the LeaderShape community. You are helping us to create a community of people by continuing your journey with LeaderShape. You are helping us to create a just, thriving and caring world. YOU are helping us make a difference.

“We need community to give us energy, to strengthen our voices, and to offer constructive criticism when we stray off course.”
– Beverly Daniel Tatum

One of the most significant things to remember about our LeaderShape experience is what we take with us after it’s over. You may only have been at your LeaderShape session for 1, 4, or 6 days but the knowledge you gained is with you forever. You have the opportunity to take all those lessons and all that growth you experienced through LeaderShape and use it to create positive change! to #liveLeaderShape! Whether that is through:

    • Your relationships with family, friends, and colleagues.
    • Your vulnerability and showing that off!
    • Your vision work – the work you have already put in and the work you are dreaming and planning.
    • Your school work that will enable you to reach your goals.  
    • The ripples you create!
    • The changes you are making in the world, big, small, we love them all!
    • Being YOU

 

 

We love seeing how your LeaderShape experience continues to show up in your everyday life! What you shared about #LivingLeaderShape this month has been inspiring. Keep sharing those stories and those moments! We never get tired of it, and it is so encouraging for the rest of the LeaderShape community to see that they are not alone in this work of being the change we wish to see in the world. Continue #LivingLeaderShape each and every day. Continue to cast your pebbles into the world and see where the ripples lead us. Continue #LivingLeaderShape.

 

#BeBold Wrap Up

Thank you all for joining us as we demonstrated how we are being #Bold in our lives! This month we were able to get a glimpse of how we all are making a difference in our communities, with our friends and families, and in ourselves. We asked you to share how you are being bold you responded!

So many of you have shown us your boldness through your experiences with grief, running, school, relationships, yoga, empowerment, saying yes, and self-care this month. We learn every day from our community and this was no exception.  

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“Be brave. Take Risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” – Anonymous

 
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As we looked deep within ourselves this month to figure out what is stopping us from being bold, what is pushing us to be bold, and what we can do to continually be bold, we took time to ask ourselves these questions:

  • What is something you are working on this week?
  • What is one of your priorities?
  • What is something you have failed at this week?
  • What is something you got done this week?
  • What are you eager to learn this week?

By reflecting on these questions, we can learn more about where we are on our quest to be #Bold. Plus we can come back to revisit these questions because our responses to them can, will, and should change as we grow and change ourselves.

“I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.” – Georg C. Lichtenberg

We hope that being bold isn’t just a topic for one month, rather a theme that we all revisit! Practicing boldness in our day-to-day can help us to be bold leaders as well. Keep the momentum going by thinking about which of these bold behaviors resonates with you.

 

  • Own your flaws and strengths.
  • Keep clear priorities.
  • Speak up.
  • Pair action with knowledge.
  • Accept the value of failure.
  • Make the most of small wins.
  • Build momentum.

Thank you all again for participating in our #ToLeadLiveBold contest. We truly love hearing about what you all are doing and hope that you all continue to

#ToLeadLiveBold.

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Growth Mindset

A growth mindset is believing that basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work. Creating a love for learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishments. (edglossary.org/growth-mindset/)

Mindset is everything in our lives that affects the way we perceive what “should be.” It is the key to achieving our goals. It is dynamic, not idle or stagnant, and something to be cultivated. Mindset is what YOU choose it to be.

“Mind is a flexible mirror, adjust it, to see a better world.” – Amit Ray

This month we pushed ourselves to be uncomfortable. We asked you all to join us as
we stretched out minds out of the typical “that was too hard” to think “This may
take some time.”

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Developing a growth mindset will take time, but as we focus inward at how we perceive things that happen in our lives and how we react to them, we can start to expand our minds. We have the ability to change our own abilities based on our mindset alone.

“Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing
it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time, to figure out whether you like
it or not.” – Virgil Garnett Thomson

Once we start to expand our minds we become capable of our wildest dreams.  Your mindset not only starts to shape who we are but what we get out of every situation. Beginning the journey to cultivate a growth mindset will benefit the way we learn, help us to get over obstacles faster, and strengthen our healthy disregard for the impossible. Think to yourself “I can’t do this YET.

Changing your thoughts takes practice and encouragement. Pay attention to the progress you are making – and cheer yourself on along the way! Save one of the wallpapers below for a bit of reassurance each time you pick up your phone.

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