Don’t Regret Missing Goals, Understand Why.

Did you miss some goals this year? Let’s be honest. We all missed some things. We set some goals and didn’t quite hit the mark. Now it’s December and we’re planning and prepping for 2022 … and a lot of us are beating ourselves up over the things that didn’t happen in 2021.  Just stop.… Continue reading Don’t Regret Missing Goals, Understand Why.

You Are a Work in Progress

It’s almost time to close the book on 2021. It’s been a year of progress and setbacks, of small pivots and big ones, of tough challenges and even greater triumphs. Like every year, right? And maybe there are some things you’d rather just leave in 2021? Walk away and move on? That’s totally fine. You… Continue reading You Are a Work in Progress

Choose. Never Wait to Be Chosen.

In my career, I’ve gone from graphic designer to CEO of a venerable civil rights organization, the Chicago Urban League. If you’re thinking that’s an unlikely career path, you’re right. I’ve had a career that defies logic. How? I learned early on that—as a woman and a person of color who held a degree in… Continue reading Choose. Never Wait to Be Chosen.

Your Permission Slip to Pivot

4.3 million people left their jobs in August. Have you seen the articles about this? Four. Point. Three. Million. That set a new record. For as long as the Labor Department has been tracking the “quits rate,” no month has ever topped this past August.  Wow. It’s been dubbed “The Great Resignation,” but it could… Continue reading Your Permission Slip to Pivot

Choosing Projects that Position You for Success

Remember when you were in school and teams were being picked for gym class or recess? How did that feel? I don’t know about you, but I always felt like I got the short end of that. I was always one of the kids waiting … and waiting … to be picked. I was so… Continue reading Choosing Projects that Position You for Success

Bullet-proof Your Motivation: An SOS Plan

Motivation is the why behind everything you do. It’s the force that drives your behavior, the reason you commit to an action or work toward a goal. Motivation is highly personal, too. Your why won’t be someone else’s why. And unless you’re being chased by a bear, these whys are often internal. Which means that lack of motivation is internal, too. 

When we’re stuck, we’re often stuck on a soul level. That’s why my three steps for bullet-proofing your motivation starts with your soul.

Indecisiveness is a Toxic Kind of Decisiveness: How to Break the Pattern

We often think that decision-making comes down to deciding “yes” or deciding “no.” But actually, there’s a third way: indecision. Deciding not to decide is still a decision—and it can be the worst decision of all. We all have our indecisive moments. There can be good reasons for punting on a decision. We don’t have… Continue reading Indecisiveness is a Toxic Kind of Decisiveness: How to Break the Pattern

Meet Coach Melanie Foote-Davis

Feeling Stuck? We’ve Got Your SOS Plan! Our newest G2Coach, Melanie Foote-Davis, is taking over the CEO Session tonight to talk about bullet-proofing your motivation. I know this is one session you won’t want to miss!   Bullet-Proof Your Motivation: An SOS Plan We’ve all experienced being professionally and personally stuck in life, so far down… Continue reading Meet Coach Melanie Foote-Davis

How to Dare to Be Audacious Despite Your Haters

If you don’t have haters, you’re doing something wrong! However, it can be hard to turn your haters into your motivators, especially when their words are making you doubt yourself and your abilities.  Sometimes, they can even become your demotivators by making you talk yourself out of doing what you need to do to build the… Continue reading How to Dare to Be Audacious Despite Your Haters

Where to Find Courage

Each year, I host my Grit and Grace Conference to help women pursue their highest ambition and to practice self-care. One of last year’s conference speakers, Kalli Kerr who is a psychotherapist and good friend said, “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” That really struck me and the other 3000 women… Continue reading Where to Find Courage