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Book Excerpt: Take A Bird’s Eye View of Life

by Eileen McDargh, Chief Energy Officer - Monday, October 29, 2018
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“The Earth was small, light blue, and so touchingly alone, our home that must be defended like a holy relic.The Earth was absolutely round. I believe I never knew what the word round meant until I saw the Earth from space.”

- Aleksei Leanov, Russian Astronaut

When we’re overwhelmed and overworked, our energy is scattered. We don’t see the big picture, the potential end result, the success we’ve had, the work we’ve already done.Time out. Rise up. We’ve lost our perspective.

Just as an astronaut does not rocket alone to outer space, we need to find someone to travel with us. We need a fellow voyager who can help us look down and see the bigger picture. It might be a colleague, a client, a friend, or a spouse who helps us understand what is really important and what we’ve accomplished to date. I have a colleague who gets terrible upset, de-energized and depressed when she finds herself fixated on an upcoming presentation. I’m her co-pilot, reminding her to look down and remember the risks she took, the differences she made. I hear her sigh of relief over the phone.

I have my flight buddies who help me look down.  Who can fly with you?

This excerpt is from  by Eileen McDargh, CSP, CPAE available here.

© 2018 by Eileen McDargh, CSP, CPAE.

This excerpt is from My Get-Up-and-Go Got Up and Went!. If you’d like your own copy or one for a friend or colleague visit our website here.

"This book will revive your spirit from the inside out. Open it anywhere and follow the directions. You’ll be jolted back to life…"
— Dr. Marcia Reynolds, Author of "Outsmart Your Brain and Wander Woman: How High-Achieving Women Find Contentment and Direction"


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Since beginning her consulting and training practice in 1980, Eileen has become noted for her ability to speak the truth with clarity, wisdom, humor and compassion. Long-standing clients and repeat engagements attest to her commitment to make a difference in minds, hearts and spirits of organizations and individuals. She draws upon practical business know-how, life's experiences and years of consulting to major national and international organizations that have ranged from global pharmaceuticals to the US Armed Forces, from health care associations to religious institutions. Executive Excellence magazine selected her as one of the top 100 thought leaders in leadership and among the top ten consultant providers of leadership development.

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