In support of G Day, an event that celebrates and empowers girls ages 10-12, Sandra Garcia, President and Director of Good Media at Concious Public Relations Inc., shares how her relationship with fear affected her as a young adult. Thank you for sharing your story, Sandra. For more G Day stories, visit the G Day blog.
It was 1993 and I was in the sixth grade, probably 11 at the time. I was not an athlete, like my sister. I was the nerd. I was reading and writing at an above-average level, and teachers groomed me into excelling in Academics.
Be a leader not a follower.
Be a follower. Its the smartypants way to prepare yourself for your leadership role.
If someone is where you strive to be, it makes sense to watch her closely and find out what worked for her. Being a skilled follower saves time and prevents costly rookie mistakes.
How To Be A Skilled Follower
First off, leaders aren’t just the ones sitting at the top. If they’re ahead of you, they’re leading the way. It pays to follow the lead of those at different phases on the same journey. Each one will provide you with valuable insight.
I like to put these leaders under three key categories:
What do you and I have in common? Other than beautiful babies and the determination to fulfill our human potential. (Talk about a wicked tribe!)
What else? They could be little things. Big things. Past, present, future things.
Where I come from,
A week didn’t pass without the lights going out.
We’d run out into the yard.
Bike rides and “running catching” were so much more fun in the dark.
Shadow puppets, candlelit board games.
Sometimes if were lucky, fireflies would join the party.
At bedtime, the absence of the a/c left us lying in hot air.
We be flipping pillows every minute, chasing cool linens.
Dunking towelettes in ice water and wearing them on our faces.
You know that moment when your heart explodes because your kid eagerly gives you her gift, her work of heart — your portrait, in scribbles and stick limbs? That moment is the inspiration behind my manifesto for handmade giving, shared in my latest guest post on ethicalDeal.com.
Handmade gifts trump mall-finds any day. But as romantic as it sounds, the idea of making gifts scares away busy moms. You might be turned off by the thought of complicated projects and a time-consuming process.
Every year on the 25th of December…
We exchange more smiles and well-wishes with strangers.
We hug and kiss our loved ones more than we normally would.
We give gifts to family, friends, teachers, neighbours, the postal clerk.
The Premier of British Columbia, Christy Clark, invited myself and a few other mom bloggers in BC to a round table discussion.
The topic: issues that affect mothers in this province.
Through Mama’s Eyes is an interactive weekly weekend challenge that invites moms on Instagram to capture the fun, the beauty, and the simple pleasures that show up in their lives. Every Friday, a designated theme will be declared for the following weekend on the blog. For a chance to be featured on the blog on Mondays, follow @natnanton.
Through Mama’s Eyes is an interactive weekly weekend challenge that invites moms on Instagram to capture the fun, the beauty, and the simple pleasures that show up in their lives. Every Friday, a designated theme will be declared for the weekend in the form of a hashtag. For a chance to be featured on the blog on Mondays, follow @natnanton.
I'm Nat Nanton, founder of Tutu Mama. Becoming a mother has made me commit to living my greatest life. If you can relate to that, you're in the right place.
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