First Follower: Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy

“Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.”  Dwight D. Eisenhowe

As much guts as it takes to be the leader, it takes guts to be the first follower.

This video says it all in this fun powerful 3 min. message. It hits on what it takes to be a leader, what it takes to be the first follower and what the impact can be on creating a movement (a culture).

Below share your thoughts and ideas.

To your success and happiness


A New Beginning

With change comes leaving behind the old and stepping into a new beginning. An ending is what makes the beginning possible. After all, that is the order of things isn’t it?

Leaves change and fall from the trees in the autumn only to reemerge in the spring.  One day everything seems to be falling apart; and the next day, life goes on as usual.

Every change has an ending that prepares us for new growth, new activities, and new beginnings.

New beginnings are like new energy released in a new direction.  You will notice that you are making new beginnings in your life when you:

  • Spend more energy on the future than the past or even the present.
  • Shift your focus to something new and your productivity increases in that area.
  • Feel your morale increasing as you look forward to something new.

There is a rhythm to the whole process of your old identity being renewed into a new identity and purpose.  And when we are ready to make a new beginning, opportunity will be waiting for us.

Create yourself an invented future that does not depend on luck.

To your success and happiness

Be My Valentine

Every day I give thanks for this business that brings me in contact with smart, passionate, committed, supportive, creative, appreciative people like you! You help me love the work I do, and with that in mind I’d like to give you a token of my appreciation this Valentine’s Day.

A few years ago I put together this book of quotes that regularly inspires me to perform at my best while remembering what matters most in life.

It’s a short read that I hope you will print out and keep close by for any time you want or need some words of wisdom.

Download the book here

With all the love in my heart, Happy Valentine’s Day

Corinne McElroy

PS: It is OK to share with your Valentine 🙂

Why is effective communication so powerful?

The answer to that question can be found in a quote by Kim Krizan from the movie “Waking Life,”

“Language comes from our desire to move beyond our isolation and have some sort of connection with one another. Words by themselves are lifeless, they’re inert. They’re nothing more than symbols. So much of our experience is intangible; so much of what we perceive cannot be adequately expressed. And because of that, when we communicate with one another, and we feel we’ve connected, that we’re understood— it’s almost like having a spiritual communion with that person.”

What we all want from one another is to connect. When we connect, we feel a special affinity toward the person who we believe really understands us.

Communication is how your message is delivered and how it is received. It is two-way, involving both the sender, and the receiver.

Effective communication involves more than words, it includes your body language, what “voice” you use, and the art of listening.

To your success and happiness,
Corinne McElroy

Are You in a Habit of Action or Inaction?

Action is fascinating because action is habitual.  You can be in the habit of action or the habit of inaction – both having dramatically different results.  The more you create the habit of action, the more action you take.  And the more you create the habit of inaction, the harder it is to get started.

Which habit are you in? What holds you back?  All it takes is that first step.  Then another step.

No one EVER said it has to be the right step because you can adjust along the way.  It just has to be a step,  and all the rest will work itself out.

What is the moral of this story? Do not wait until your perfect plans are made and your fears are gone.

The perfect time is now.   Take the first step, then make the other steps a habit.

To your success and happiness
Corinne McElroy