Celebrating 100 Blog Posts And What I Learned Throughout The Journey

It started off as a dream.  As a child, I often imagined what I would do for a living.  There were two professions that particularly intrigued me; becoming a teacher and a writer.  I got my first full-time job as a salesperson at Future Shop selling TV’s, VCR’s (remember those?) and Camcorders.  I moved my way up the ladder becoming promoted as Sales Manager after less than 2 years.  I became hooked.  Inspiring and positively impacting my team became my passion.

My leadership journey took me through many routes, some very challenging but most very rewarding.  My idea to start a blog back in June 2015, was ignited by two desires; to leave a legacy, and to increase my value in the world.  What if what I shared could help inspire even more people?  I hoped that my blog would be that vehicle.  A vehicle allowing me to educate, entertain or inspire others about my two passions; Leadership and Personal Development.

I didn’t have any idea where to start and I knew my time was already very limited, balancing a career and a family.  I decided to start anyways knowing that I would learn and adapt along the way.

Today is my 100th Blog Post and Here is What I Learned Throughout my Journey:
  • When you have a goal, don’t worry about knowing all the steps before you start.  Figure out step 1 and build your other steps along the way.
  • Take small steps every day towards your goal.  Small steps add up quickly.
  • During those times where you are tired and want to quit, think about your reason for starting in the first place.
  • Celebrate small wins.

 

I think back again to my dream as a child, wanting to be a teacher and a writer.  In some way, I ended up achieving both and for that I am grateful.  If you have been on that journey with me from the beginning, or just recently started, I appreciate having you as a reader.  I hope I can continue being of value.

 

Here Are My Most Popular Blog Posts to Date:

 

Chris Gardners Top Ten Rules for Success – Week long Motivation Series Part 5

 

15 Lessons I Learned From My Bad Bosses

 

20 Quotes on Gratitude and Being Thankful

 

24 Inspirational Leadership Quotes and How I Got Inspired from Post-It-Notes

 

What Type of Leader Do You Want to Be – A Leadership Exercise

 

17 Best Leadership Blogs You Should Be Following

 

What goal have you set for yourself recently?  Have you started your journey towards that goal?

 

Elita Torres

I have over 20 years experience as a leader, first as a General Manager for several Big Box retailers with over 100 employees, then as a district manager overseeing an average of 23 stores. Currently, I am a Sales Director overseeing 4 Districts. My passion for leadership and personal development has led me to share my journey in a Blog. Find out more on http://www.leadgrowdevelop.com/about/