Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Marry Me

My latest book, Reel Leadership, is now available on Amazon. If you love movies and leadership, you will love this book.

Marry Me is a newer rom-com starring Jennifer Lopez as music superstar Kat Valdez. She’s on a roll. It looks like she will go even further with the extravagant wedding to fellow singer Bastian (Maluma).

Everything changes in a heartbeat for the superstar. As she’s on stage to be married, she discovers Bastian has been cheating on her with her assistant.

Owen Wilson and Jennifer Lopez in Marry Me movie

The news of her fiance cheating gives her a brief breakdown where she looks out upon the crowd, sees Charlie Gilbert (Owen Wilson) holding a Marry Me sign, and tells Charlie “yes.”

From there, the comedy ensues. It’s also a touching story of second (or third and fourth) chances. It’s also full of leadership lessons.

Train, Train, Train

As I’m continuing to make my running comeback after COVID-19, the importance of training and training has been at the forefront of my mind.

COVID took me down as I saw growth in my running. My personal record for the half marathon happened days before I could not move for days. It took months before I felt confident to move my body as I had previously.

As I did, I began to realize that I had lost the progress I had made. I could no longer run an 8-minute mile (I know, some of you will say that’s not fast but it was fast for me). I struggled to run continuously.

Why did this happen? Part of my regression was due to COVID. The other part of the regression has come from a lack of training. It took me almost 3 months before I began to regularly train my body to run again.

5 Tips For Leading Through Trials

If you work in the professional world, you will face trials during your working life. If you’re fortunate, those trials will be short-lived, and you won’t have to deal with them more than once. If you’re unlucky, you’ll face one trial after another, and you will need to learn how to lead through those trials effectively.

Too often, we will repeat the same mistakes that made the trials arise in the first place. We need to overcome these mistakes. More importantly, we need to get through the trials so we can resolve the main issue.

Today, we will look at 5 tips to help you lead effectively through any trial.

5 Tips For Leading Through Trials

1. Be mentally tough:

Want to make it through the trials of leadership? You will have to be mentally tough.

3 Alternative Investments To Diversify Your Portfolio

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Risk is an inherent part of investing, although there are ways to minimize it. Diversifying your portfolio is one of the more notable; by having your investments spread across several areas, you’re protected if one sours.

You’ll have fewer eggs in one basket, so you’re risking less with each particular investment. That doesn’t mean diversifying your portfolio is easy, however. You’ll need to pick the right options, with a few alternative investments being notable.

Diversify Your Portfolio With Alternative Investments: 3 Top Options

1. Direct Lending

Direct lending is a type of private debt, with lenders typically being non-bank entities providing short-term loans to companies. As these happen outside of the public market, there are few correlations to traditional investments, and it can generate a stable return on investment.

How Leaders Can Inspire Creativity In Their Team: Tips And Techniques

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Creativity is a valuable asset in any business. When teams are creative, they come up with new ideas and solutions to problems that can help the company grow and succeed. However, creativity is not always easy to come by. Leaders need to be able to inspire their team members to be creative and think outside the box. In this blog post, we will discuss how leaders can inspire creativity in their team and provide tips and techniques that you can use to get started!

Woman writing on chalkboard

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Encourage Creativity By Setting An Example

The best way to encourage creativity in your team is to set the example yourself. Be creative in your own work and show your team that it is valued. This will inspire them to be creative as well.