My name is Tina Richardson and I am a very proud business owner. I decided a short time ago, at the age of 50, that it was time to take everything I learned and studied over the years and put it to use in serving others. I don’t know if you have felt this way, or perhaps are currently feeling this way; the fear of being judged. I am comfortable with many areas in my life, like being a wife to my husband Andy, a Mom to my 3 children, Drew, Liam and Elizabeth, a friend, sister, daughter, and even a new entrepreneur. What gave me goose bumps was sharing my thoughts and opening myself up for criticism.
I know that is crazy when my company focus is Leadership Development and Social Media Management. I understand it may not make sense, however through personal and professional reflection I have come to know myself well. I realize that for most of my life I have tried to be liked and continually be a people pleaser. How does that work when you are a leader? Not very well, actually, not well at all. Leadership, whether personal or professional, means making tough decisions and being confident and self-assured in the choices made. If you are always trying to please people ahead of what is best for your company, team or family, you will tend to be indecisive and waiver on making decisions for fear of upsetting the apple cart.
I am eager to share with you how personal leadership overlaps into business leadership, how procrastination can tear down your self-confidence and how setting imperative tasks and important tasks can save you valuable time off your workday.
I welcome you to join me on this new adventure as we begin the exploration of leadership, the good, the bad and the ugly!