Accountability and Me

Entrepreneurial Life
Copyright Β© 2021 Donna-Luisa Eversley. All Rights Reserved

Growing up I listened to my elders. Many times I was not expected to listen to their conversations, but like an expert investigator, I listened to conversations and tried to understand what was meant and how it related to my life. In ‘Trini lingo’ I maccoed, which means liked to be ‘a Wednesday’, and up in ‘big people business’.πŸ˜€πŸ˜‚

I was reprimanded a lot, for not only listening but trying to join the conversation and add my thoughts from as early as seven years old.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ž
Those days however left me with a lot of sayings which I eventually learnt the meaning to and wisdom shared, so it was not that bad gathering information on the sly! One of these saying is “the buck stops here”, and for anyone using this phrase, it simply means taking ownership of an outcome – being accountable for decisions and consequences.πŸŽ²πŸ“ˆβŒš

For entrepreneurs, business owners, leaders, accountability means taking ownership of both good and bad actions of those we entrust to get things done. ‘Passing the buck’ to someone else is unacceptable because that’s shifting responsibility, moving blame and consequences to another . While employees can own their mistakes, the business is responsible for the consequences. πŸ§±πŸ”¦πŸš§πŸš©

Each individual is responsible for delivering on their employment promise/deliverable, just as employers are responsible for ensuring checks and controls are set for acceptable behaviors and remuneration.πŸ€”βš–πŸ’΄πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ€β€πŸ§‘πŸΎ

Being accountable for your work starts with looking in the mirror, and being real with yourself. Did I really do what I said I would do – did I add value? How do you feel about ‘passing the buck’ or saying “the buck stops here? Just something to think about.πŸ€”πŸŽŒπŸ›‘

Have a deliverable day!☺😎

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Make Your Own Work /Life Balance

Entrepreneurial Life
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Today I started by exhaling. Went to sleep last night exhausted from a busy schedule which involved traffic – hate traffic. I was wired, hyped up and exhausted from continuous work activity. πŸš—πŸš˜πŸ˜Ž

Pushing on my weekend health and exercise programs and then into Monday morning work, my mind and body was on mph- maximum push per hourπŸ‹οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸ“²πŸ’»πŸšŠπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ
Love getting back in the ‘life saddle’ and driver’s seat, but its easy to press that pedal too hard, too fast, too soon. πŸ›‘πŸ’¨

When I exhaled releasing that breath of air from deep within, it was quite refreshing. The body got to release tension and whatever was holding onto in my opinionπŸ€”. According to Google, “Expiration aka exhalation is the process of letting air out of the lungs during the breathing cycle.” The carbon dioxide that comes out of the body can damage tissues and body organs and cause respiratory problems. So too, holding on to things whether bad or even good for longer than needed. Forgot to go to bed light, and kept brain working, thus my quick fix was exhaling first thing in the morning – start the day without baggage.πŸ™„πŸ™ˆπŸ’‘β˜€

Every person gets to control the way they balance work and life activities and its a personal situational thing decided based on values and circumstances. Enjoy your work, love what you do, but learn to set it aside, for rest, relaxation and family time. πŸ›€πŸ§˜β€β™‚οΈπŸŠβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦

Take time to make changes, laugh, smile, and engage with others. Pause and enjoy the moment. Breathe in and exhale whatever is being held, because you control your work/life – make it balance.β³πŸŽŒβš–

Have a well balanced day!β˜ΊπŸ˜ƒπŸπŸŒ…

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Start Your Business Adventure

Entrepreneurial Life
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Today is an adventure. Well every day is an adventure when you open yourself up to challenges and opportunities.πŸ˜‰πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ
We are in September, and life is still moving on .. are you living, or are you waiting for something to happen? πŸ€”πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

This year has tested me a lot, but I have also experienced a change and shifting of focus on what matters. The ‘why’ I need and love working may have gotten lost in settling and accepting less than perfect physical health. When I decided to accept the discomfort of controlling what I can control, boom-stuff just started falling back in place.πŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸ‹οΈβ€β™‚οΈ.

As an official ‘overachiever’ being in the zone of possibilities is mental, spiritual and physical – when any one is knocked down the others push me forward. However, when all three, mental/physical/spiritual take a hit at the same time – had to dig deep allowing change to manifest as a triage.πŸ˜ŽπŸ™…β€β™€οΈ

As I dance to the beat of my own drum, my mojo and the business of legacy and hope is at center stage. Adventure continues – because boring is never an option in the entrepreneurship journey. πŸ’ƒπŸ₯πŸŽΆ

As you set out your work today, in your career or business seek out those challenges and have an adventure finding solutions!πŸšŠπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

Have a day of challenges and solutions! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’‘πŸ”‘πŸŽ―

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You Did Good…

Celebrate Yourself
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Do you give yourself a clap, or a shoulder tap when you’ve done something good/ or completed a task? πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘πŸ™ŒπŸ˜Š

Was reminded by one of my sisters that we need to celebrate ourselves. The big or small wins achieved when we accomplish our milestones at work or on personal projects. By giving yourself a clap or a shoulder tap, even a mirror high-five your positive praise is a reminder of your efforts, and a ‘validation reward’. πŸ™…β€β™€οΈβœ¨πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ

No one knows your full journey, or even the effort needed walking in your shoes – but you do. Be kind and loving to you.πŸ‘πŸ˜Ž

Self appreciation is okay!β˜ΊπŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ˜

Have an appreciative day!πŸ₯°

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Your Will To Win…

Entrepreneurial Life
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Every individual has some level of passion and desire for success. The will to win and gain success in pursuit of goals and happiness – based on expectations is linked to the things valued in life. Your will to win should be stronger than any challenges or obstacles that you meet on your success journey. β˜ΊπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ§—β€β™‚οΈ

I recall looking at the results from my O’level secondary school exams, and accepting that I did not do well, achieving only four subjects out of eight. The first thought that came to me was I was lucky to have passes in English, English Literature, History and Art – whatever the result my life was going on – full speed ahead. πŸš—πŸš²πŸ›΄πŸ€”.

My will to win was greater than that assessment. It was not the end of the world, but just a temporary academic setback, while living in a practical world. Life was tough but I never accepted adversity as something to cling to, but rather to work through on my way to a successful international business career. Imagine, my boldface determination of my future, writing on all hand written resumes, a goal – to attain a PhD in International Business Relations. To this day, it holds through, and next year I start the last leg of my academic dream!β˜ΊπŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“πŸ™…β€β™€οΈ

We all have hurdles, bumps in the road and some mountains to climb. The stories I can share are different from the experiences of others – but maybe we all share a desire, passion, and hope for accomplishments beyond defeat. πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸšŠπŸ₯‡πŸ†

I get knocked down, then get back up, and pursue what is considered impossible, and simply get it done. πŸ§—β€β™‚οΈπŸš΄β€β™‚οΈ

The fear we face when facing the insurmountable is a heartbeat away from the success we hold moving forward – stepping out of our comfort zone.🎯⭐

It is only when I allowed myself to question and doubt my ability to execute, that my life steps faltered. Yes, humanness does that…but a quick assessment that my fear was much easier to let go of than my dreams, got me back on track with renewed vengeance for success. πŸ‹οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ’ͺπŸš΅β€β™‚οΈ

When you passionately see your life and all its miraculous capacity before you, it is humbling to know God is the giver of that which you are capable – faith does that with hope.πŸ™πŸ€²

Whatever you are fighting on the way to entrepreneurial, business, career or life success is in front of you, so do not add fear as you move forward.πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

Have a successful day😊

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