5 reasons why leaders need to exercise

why leaders should exerciseThe true measure of leadership is influence – nothing more, nothing less. You don’t have to be working in a corporation, leading teams to declare yourself as a leader.  In every walk of life we all have the potential to be a leader to influence the people around us in a positive way and add value by serving them.

You might wonder why the article? Do we really need to come up with more reasons to exercise? I mean, shouldn’t everybody?  But the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to write this article. There are even more reasons to exercise than just exercise being good for you especially when you are a born, declared, earned and/or learned leader. (more…)

5 Reasons Why I LOVE canva, the best free graphic design software online, PERIOD!

free graphic design softwareI am excited to tell you more about canva, IMHO, the best free graphic design software,  EVER!  If you are not a graphic designer or maybe you are a graphic designer, you know how long it can take to really come up with an appealing graphic design for any of your projects, whether it is creating a flyer, brochure, email header, website logo, you name it.  They say a picture is worth a thousand worths and really the images and the right alignment of text is really what makes your flyers pop and get noticed!  And after all that is what we want right?  If you are creating a document, if you are dedicating time into it, it better get people’s attention otherwise why even bother?   (more…)

How to Give Positive Feedback

positive feedbackThis guest blog post is coming from another Professional Women Network member, Anita Johnson. Anita talks about feedback so I decided to feature this article sooner than later.  Reason is positive feedback experience is a hot topic at my job lately. Reason is simple!  We can all use more of it although it is not easy to be on the receiving end of feedback if you have the wrong mindset. Growth happens when we put ourselves in an uncomfortable situation.  How about we challenge ourselves this week and ask 3 people for feedback about ourselves? It might be a huge eye opener if we apply the process right and have the right mindset. The process is simple. We ask 3 of our most trusted friends/family members/mentor couple of questions: (more…)

7 Reasons Why NOT to Become a Zumba Instructor

7 Reasons Why NOT to Become a Zumba Instructor

zumbainstructorI was checking the google stats on my website the other day and the interesting thing is people still find me through my fitness instructor, particularly the zumba(C) instructor, career days. Although the direction of my website has grown much more than that and my thoughts about zumba(C) fitness program evolved, I guess I still owe Zumba fitness thanks for the traffic and promotions/ads they keep sending to my site.  Now, don’t get me wrong, I still LOVE fitness and exercise daily but after teaching fitness classes on the side for 6 years, I came to realize that some people just jump on the bandwagon just for the sake of it without knowing the ins and outs of what they are getting themselves into. So, I thought why not write a post about why someone would NOT want to become a zumba(C) instructor, or any other format in that matter, so people just don’t sign up without knowing applying some basic critical thinking facts on teaching fitness classes no matter what format.  (more…)

How to Create a Great Presentation – Part #2

how to create a great presentation

In this post we are talking about part 2 of how to create a great presentation.  This is a 3 part series, so if you found this post as a result of a google search and are wondering where to start, I highly recommend you go back and read part #1 on how to create a great presentation.  Here is a quick summary, in part #1, we talked about finding out what makes your heart sing and/or finding the story behind your presentation and really looking into why it is important for you to create your presentation and what your message is going to be and we put all that into a script.