• Michelle Hodges

Three to Thrive Thursday


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THIS WEEK’S

Source of Tools, Tips, & Inspiration

1. Meditation and my morning routine

Having a consistent morning routine sets me and my day up for success. I was first introduced to meditation by the President of a company I worked for 10 years ago. He shared that he meditated for 10 minutes each morning and it helped to calm and focus his mind for the day. I immediately gave it a try but struggled to quiet the noise and thought it wasn’t for me.

About 5 years ago, I decided to try it again and attended a guided meditation class. The teacher reminded me that meditations is a practice and with time it will be easier to clear my mind. It was a game changer for me helping me to stop the rat race running in my head and just learn to sit in stillness with a clear mind. It has been a part of my morning routine ever since.

There are so many great resources available from apps to YouTube and many that are free to get you started with a meditation practice. Check out Jack Canfield's How to Meditate Article for easy steps to get you started.

2. Girl power with the Girl Scouts

Everyone is familiar with the traditional brown uniforms with young troops of Girl Scouts raising money by selling their delicious, signature cookies… Thin mint, anyone? However it wasn’t until I listened to the latest episode of the Ellevate Podcast that I learned about the leadership programs offered to create the next generation of change agents at an early age.

Take a listen as Kristy Wallace, CEO of Ellevate Network interviews Meredith Maskara, CEO of Girl Scouts of Greater New York. Maskara talks about the Girls Scouts Leadership Institute which is a 15 month long program focusing on areas from entrepreneurship, technology, and advocacy to name a few. The program creates hands on learning experiences designed to not only develop skills but create leaders who act with courage, confidence, and character. I hope you will be as inspired as I am by the great work they are doing.

3. Do you know your worth?

July’s Monthly Mentoring Circle topic was Know Your Worth & Ask for It. While preparing for the event, I watched Casey Brown’s Ted Talk and wanted to share as I found it impactful. A full recap of the Mentoring Circle will be available shortly.

Brown is the President of Boost Pricing and a pricing strategy expert. She believes that no one will pay you your worth they will only pay you what they think you are worth. However, she provides a simple approach to overcome this challenge. Define + Tell = EARN. It helps you define your value proposition and communicate it with confidence to earn you your worth. Whether you are looking for a raise, pricing a product, or selling your services her advice is helpful. It’s completely worth the short 8 minutes so check it out and let me know your thoughts.

#leadership #professionaldevelopment #personaldevelopment #success #inspiration #motivation

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