Written By: Dr. Jaime G Raygoza
On a special unicorn roundup episode of Finding the Unicorn in You, host Dr. Jaime Raygoza was joined by previous guests Mayra Roman, Yvette Nunez, and Celeste Nunez Jurado for an insightful discussion on leadership journeys.
Overcoming Common Challenges
The guests reflected on difficulties faced when moving into leadership, like imposter syndrome, navigating new relationships and politics, and knowing when to step up or take a back seat. They advise utilizing resources like books, podcasts, and mentors to continually prepare yourself for growth.
Persisting Through Adversity
To stay motivated when things get tough, the women emphasized remembering your "why" and the difference you strive to make. Also focus on bringing joy to others, leading by example for the next generation, and manifesting the leader you wished you had.
Achieving Work-Life Balance
Despite heavy responsibilities, make time for self-care through outlets like family, hobbies, and travel. Take moments to "fly above the storm" and recharge. The guests endorsed Dr. Raygoza's "rule of three" - change your environment every three hours, days, weeks, months, and years.
Defining Leadership Success
Rather than being liked, the guests defined success as building trust and alignment. Create systems where others can thrive without you. A key marker is feeling comfortable taking a vacation without everything falling apart!
Have faith in your skills and potential to guide others. Remember your worth and that leadership is a gradual process.
What stuck out to you from these unicorns' wisdom on rising to lead?
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