Feb 28, 2022
The phrase “what goes around, comes around” is applicable in
many situations. And leadership is one of them. In today’s episode
of IntHerrupt, Linda is joined by professional communicator Monique
Russell to discuss how unlocking your best self is best
accomplished through helping others be their own best
What defines someone’s best self?
- Your best self is when you can be honest with yourself,
considering how you get along with others and how you experience
and show compassion.
- It’s also embracing all parts of who we are - the good and the
- Monique found her best self after years of coaching and
therapy. No matter how many accolades we have, internal development
fosters deeper connections with others.
- You don’t know what you don’t know. And opening up and letting
vulnerability embrace you can help with the process.
Helping others see their best self:
- Think about parents - you can teach and talk all day long, but
kids ultimately mirror the actions and behaviors rather than listen
- Leaders who struggle to realign with their team find it
challenging to advocate for someone else when both parties are
overworked and burning the candle on both ends.
- The best way to help others is by setting the example to take
care of yourself.
What can you do when you slip back into unhealthy
- We are not robots, meaning we’ll never get to a place devoid of
- When faced with a crisis, give yourself grace. Look at past
times you’ve faltered and determine what you did to overcome those
- Don’t look at the big mountain; just look at the next small
- We are empowered by sharing. Share to story to find additional
Three steps to be your best self:
- Have a vision - without vision, you’re operating on a default
- Get connected with a community (and community can mean just one
or two people) who can help you be accountable to yourself.
- Think about your health. No matter what you do or strive
towards, it’s far more difficult when you aren’t in a great place
Follow Monique on LinkedIn
and check out her podcast, Bridge
to U, for discussions on diversity, inclusion, and
understanding for black cultures. Also, you can find her book,
Intentional Motherhood: Who Said It Would Be Easy?, on
Do you have stories to tell? Connect with Linda to share them.
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