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The Circuit: Blazing into 2019

by Kate Burns
Happy New Years 2019

The Circuit

Leading authorities roundup of thought leadership, trends, and personalities on the speaking circuit

So 2018 Wasn’t Your Favorite Year. Now What?

If your 2018 wasn’t everything you’d hoped it would be, author of Extreme You and former Nike, Gatorade and Flywheel executive Sarah Robb O’Hagan has some advice: Use down time to fuel your climb back to the top of a new mountain. She offers a short “to-do” list of three ways to get 2019 going in the right direction, including how to get started when you don’t yet know your destination. “Make a commitment right now to accomplish some important steps in January,” Sarah says. “It doesn’t matter what it is, just start moving!!

The Three Role Models Everyone Needs

Who are the people who motivate you to unlock your potential and achieve your big goals? In a recent interview with Forbes, former Navy SEAL Officer Chris Fussell offers a suggestion for finding the right kind of role models for your life. He outlines three people that everyone should have to achieve their best performance. His list may surprise you; it doesn’t include what you might traditionally think about when look for a mentor. In fact, #2 on the list is the “Reverse Role Model,” defined as someone who has achieved something you want to achieve but doesn’t behave in a way consistent with your values, helping you “realize that imitating their behavior would not be in your best interest.” Read Chris’ list of all three here.

Getting Ahead

Maybe 2019 is the year you plan to make a big career move or help someone else spearhead a big promotion. In her inspiring TED talk, vice chairman of global wealth management at Morgan Stanley Carla Harris offers advice to not just working smarter, but making sure that others are taking notice. “The way to grow your power is to give it away,” Carla says. “And your voice is at the heart of your power.”

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