Be the best possible you!

Steve Jobs said… “Be a yardstick of quality, some people aren’t use to an environment where excellence is expected.”

There comes a time in your life when you just have to stand up and lead from your heart and life’s wisdom.

You have a sense, a calling from deep within that is asking you to share your life with the world. Your heart is whispering to you “find your tribe, your people – those who will stand with you and your desire for excellence, generosity, and prosperity.

Living a life where excellence is your primary driver is the only way to truly add value to your own life and the life of our planet. Excellence is the quality of being outstanding or extremely good at something.

Is it time for you to experience and create a new life that is filled with transparency, joy, and desire to serve the important changes necessary in our world?

Do you ever yearn to go beyond glimpses of living a larger story and adding value to the lives of others… to living an expanded life that truly sustains your highest potential?

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Yes, the world needs YOU… excelling at being “the best possible you” is exactly what humanity needs right now.

Elizabeth Ellames

Please email – elizabeth.ellames@ozemail.com.au

What is Workplace Empowerment!

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We all want to feel happy, satisfied and fulfilled when we go the work, after all it’s where many of us spent half our life. 
They say Time = Money, perhaps? 
I suggest other wise…
How about Time = Life, your life.

Let’s face it, it doesn’t matter whether we’re a CEO, Personal Assistant, HR person, Hairdresser, Technician or Sales Assistant, we all want to feel valued, supported and happy.

We all want our work life to reflect who we are and what we value. So often though we leave our real deal self at home and bring to work, what I call our Half-Self.

Our vision at Real Deal seminars is to assist corporations, small business and institutions with new and effective ways of reaching workplace empowerment.

And the best place to start is with “the people”.

We ask people to identify “what’s not working and what is working in their workplace?”

Often mistrust is due to a lack of transparency, covert and overt competition and personal agendas that continuously need to be meet, which often result in bulling or passive aggressive behaviour, which is just as disruptive (covert bullying).

Finding out what works and what doesn’t work requires all parties to adopt a new way of communicating with each other, we call it “Being Real Matters”

“Being Real Matters” focuses on 5 necessary elements:

1. Identify
2. Clarity
3. Specify
4. Edify
5. Unify

Each step encourages people to be objective, creative, progressive and remain connected to their personal role or vision and the collective vision, while operating in their community or work environment.

Many of us wake up each day ready to add value to our life and the lives of others, instinctively wanting to make a difference.

But somehow our paradigm shifts when we get out into the world. Constant detractions and demands make us forget about what we really want and we often give away our authentic personal power when we walk into the workplace.

To effectively transform your workplace culture, start by asking yourself and your team a simple question:

  • Do you believe the people around you have the potential to do even greater work? The answer will likely be yes, but that only kicks off the discussion.

Here’s some follow-up questions:

  • How do we genuinely believe in each other’s potential? 
  • The truth presents in the type of feedback we give each other, how quickly do we share information and how consistent and persistent we are?
  • So, in your own interactions, how can you demonstrate your belief in others even more?

Here’s a few ways to start:

  • Ensure people are accountable to their role and collective vision or outcomes.
  • Do a better job at asking inclusive questions.
  • Always be creative and collaborative with your approach.
  • Ask for help when you need it.

When you practice these actions, you begin to drive a more supportive workplace culture that activates creative human potential, which is much more engaging, exciting and inviting than any old toxic workplaces tactics that tear down and discourage. Your company/business/institution only has potential, because human beings have great potential when empowered.

Your workplace culture is indeed the sum of the daily interactions between everyone in your organisation.

Lead with the mindset of “Being Real Matters” and watch this directive energy transform the interactions within your workplace community.

Being Real Matters… is the art of adding value.

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Elizabeth Ellames – The Change Agent

The Four Key Elements Of The Change Agent

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Here are the 4 key elements of the Change Agent for those of you who may be thinking – “Am I a Change Agent, Change Make or perhaps even a Social Entrepreneur?”

What is a Change Agent or a Social Entrepreneur?

They are the New Style Leaders who are motivated by a desire to help, improve and transform social, environmental, educational and economic conditions. Key traits and characteristics of highly effective new style leaders/social entrepreneurs include ambition and a lack of acceptance of the status quo or accepting the world “as it is”. The new style leader is driven by an emotional desire to address some of the big social and economic conditions in the world, for example, poverty and educational deprivation, rather than by the desire for only making a profit. New-style leaders seek to develop innovative solutions to global problems that can be copied by others to enact change. New Style Leaders act within a market aiming to create social value through the improvement of goods and services offered to the community. Their main aim is to offer a better service, improving the community as a whole and is predominately run as non-profit schemes.

A Change Agent lives life with vision and action. Regardless of what is going on today, a change agent has a vision of what could or should be and uses that as the governing sense of action. To a certain extent, a change agent is dissatisfied with what they see around them, in favor of a much better vision of the future. Without this future drive, the change agent can lose their way.

A Change Agent is fueled by passion and inspires passion in others. Change is hard work and takes a lot of energy. Don’t underestimate this. In my experience, without passion, it is very difficult indeed to muster up enough energy to breakdown the stronghold of the status quo.

A Change Agent has a strong ability to self-motivate. There will be many days where everyone around does not understand and will not offer props. The change agent needs to find it within themselves to get up every day and come to work and risk being misunderstood and unappreciated, knowing that the real validation may be far in the future and maybe claimed by someone else.

A Change Agent knows change is understanding people. Because at the end of the day, change is about people. If you change everything but the people, you are not an effective change agent. Change will really “stick” when people embrace it. Therefore, change is part sales, part counseling and part encouragement. It’s all about people. Today’s most powerful avenue for the Change Agent is in the areas of Social Enterprise, Arts, Media, Technology and above all Community.

So if this is you come and join our Community… We are a New Style Community for New Style Leaders 🙂