1. You will go as far as the five people you are closest to. Spend regularly scheduled time with people who are where you want to be.
2. Educate yourself about finance whether or not you are in a financial industry. Every business has financial concerns. Know how to read a balance sheet, income statement and profit and loss statement. Understand how your role in an organization affects the bottom line.
3. Let go of the fear that is running your life. The head trash associated with holding onto fear will bring you down every time. Identify what you fear, step into the storm of your fear and sit with it until you can stare it in the face without being afraid. While fear may swirl around you, the storm is not within you. You drive your life. Not fear.
4. Identify what you value. When making life decisions such as where you will work, friends, a life partner, social activities, you will find far greater fulfillment if what you do and who you spend time with is in alignment with what matters most to you.
5. Create a vision, eliminate expectations and live in the moment. Success isn't measured by how much you can "get." It drops in your lap when you have clarity in what is important to you, eliminate doubt from your mind, align the right people and environment around you, create goals that fill a niche and take action. Know what you want and appreciate the magic of what there is to appreciate in every moment.
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Mary Lee Gannon is the president of StartingOverNow.com - Transforming People and Organizations with Goals-to-Results. With more than 16 years of experience as a CEO of organizations with up to $26 million in assets, Mary Lee coaches individuals and organizations with a Goals-Accountability-Results system. Read testimonials from her clients. She is a graduate of The Duquesne University Professional Coaching Program and an alumnus of the 2010 Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital Coaching in Medicine & Leadership Conference. Her personal turnaround came as a stay-at-home mother with four children under seven-years-old who endured a divorce that took she and the children from the country club life to public assistance from where she rose to the level of CEO to support her family. Areas of Specialty: Strategic Planning / Board Development / Executive Coaching / Healthcare / Public Relations / Meeting Facilitation / Leadership / Productivity / Life/Career Transition. Her book "Starting Over - 25 Rules for When You've Bottomed Out" is available in bookstores and from online booksellers.
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