This month’s Top 5 Pearls of Wisdom come from Rebecca Niebler. Rebecca has a degree in Business Psychology (Germany) and is currently filling the role of Organisational Culture and Support Officer at Queensland Law Society.
Rebecca’s main drivers are to:
- Help others recognise, own and champion their personal strengths and full potential.
- Empower her clients to create a mindset that allows them to lead their personal and professional lives with more fulfilment and to unlock higher performance levels.
- Enable leaders and individuals to identify entrenched and fixed beliefs that no longer serve them, and develop more powerful and positive narratives instead.
Rebecca has 10+ years of practical experience in the field of individual and team-based learning, leadership development and cultural change.
Here are Rebecca’s pearls:
- Get off auto-pilot. It is so easy to get completely lost in the never-ending distractions of daily life. We live in an always-on hustle culture and are rushing through our days and weeks, often without ever taking the time to reflect on recent experiences or checking in with ourselves. Make sure you get off the busyness treadmill once in a while and ask yourself: Am I still heading in the right direction? Am I enjoying the process? Does this feel right to me? Do my actions reflect the kind of person I want to be?
- Always be a learner. Unless you have a goldmine in your backyard, your precious resources are inside you. Cultivate your curiosity, invest in yourself and your education (this could be in terms of time, energy or financial investment), and treat your skills and knowledge as a constant work in progress. Learning is a life-long thing! Having broad interests and diverse areas of expertise does not only make you a more interesting person to talk to, but it will also open doors for you – many of them leading to options you didn’t even know existed when you first started exploring a new field or exciting topic.
- Make gratitude your attitude. Count your blessings, every day. Don’t take your life – your family, your health, your friends, your job – for granted. Too often, we only come to appreciate things (and people!) once we have lost them. Look around you, take stock of your life, realise your privileges. Tell the important people in your life how much they mean to you. It’s no coincidence that the happiest people all have a gratitude practice in their life!
- Keep your cup topped up. You cannot pour from an empty cup, and you won’t be useful to others if you are not also looking after yourself properly. Do not neglect your physical, emotional or spiritual needs – your health and wellbeing are the foundation for everything you want to achieve in life. As a minimum, make time for your meaningful relationships, physical exercise, sufficient sleep and good, healthy food. Self-care isn’t selfish, it’s a sign of maturity and that you are taking responsibility for yourself.
- Be authentic. To quote Oscar Wilde: “Be yourself – everyone else is already taken”. There is no point in pretending you are someone you are not, or in trying to squeeze yourself into a mould that just won’t fit – it will only stunt your growth, both personally and professionally. Find your niche and proudly own it. This will also attract the right people into your life: the friends, clients and colleagues who want to work with and be around you, accept you for who you are, support and encourage you, and introduce more positive opportunities into your life.
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