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  • Writer's pictureAlison Conigliaro-Hubbard

Reflecting on 15 Hard-Earned Lessons in Life and Leadership

๐Ÿฏ ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ผ, ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—œ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—บ๐˜† ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ผ. ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜โ€™๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐Ÿฏ ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜€.


No matter how daunting or uncomfortable, we all add on layers of learning as we move through life. If we pay attention, each layer offers new perspective, growth, possibility, connection, and experience that helps us move through the layers to come.


So much of my life has evolved since I was unexpectedly thrown into a cancer journey, forced to press the pause button on my tech career, learned unplanned-for lessons, chose to move on from the only career I had known, went all the coaching certifications, built new connections, friendships, clients, book, failure, growth, successes, and the building of The Lens Leadership.


๐—”๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—น, ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฑ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—œ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—˜๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ก๐—˜๐——, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—น ๐—ป๐—ผ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฒ. ๐—”๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—œ ๐—ธ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—บ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ - ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜†. ๐—•๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—œ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ปโ€™๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜†๐˜€ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—บ:


1๏ธโƒฃ Spend time controlling what you have the power to control. Not what you canโ€™t.


2๏ธโƒฃ The power of PAUSE is one of the most valuable leadership skills you can practice.


3๏ธโƒฃ Awareness in leadership is underrated.


4๏ธโƒฃ Growth is an inside job, and itโ€™s usually uncomfortable.


5๏ธโƒฃ Curiosity is the key to connection.


6๏ธโƒฃ Donโ€™t know what to prioritize? Refer to your values (or your companyโ€™s values).


7๏ธโƒฃ Life is about choice. You have the power to choose how you play your game. You own your results. Want a new result? Make a new choice.


8๏ธโƒฃ Life is never guaranteed beyond this moment right now. Choose wisely. Now.


9๏ธโƒฃ You can allow your circumstances to own you. OR you can choose to own your circumstances.


๐Ÿ”Ÿ Sure, I can tell you how I might do something, AND great coaching is about empowering you to draw your own conclusions.


1๏ธโƒฃ1๏ธโƒฃ There is always another possibility.


1๏ธโƒฃ2๏ธโƒฃ You can make all the healthy diet and fitness choices, and STRESS is dangerous. Be mindful of it or it will bite you when you least expect it.


1๏ธโƒฃ3๏ธโƒฃ You are not your career.


1๏ธโƒฃ4๏ธโƒฃ Reading is fundamental and opens amazing new pathways.


1๏ธโƒฃ5๏ธโƒฃ Canva might be the best marketing tool ever invented.


I'd love to hear from you! ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป(s) ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜?ย ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚? If you want to share, send me an email or a note through the contact part of this website! I promise I will be the one reading it!






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