Quote unQuote: Beth Ridley

Beth Ridley
Beth Ridley

Former Northwestern Mutual executive Beth Ridley founded Milwaukee-based content and consulting company The Brimful Life to help leaders improve organizational cultures and increase engagement, retention, loyalty and productivity. She recently spoke at TEMPO Milwaukee’s Emerging Women Leaders Professional Development Workshop about the lessons she learned from a year-long personal challenge to try one new thing a week.

“If you are leading from a place of passion and purpose, that will exude outward. And people will want to follow you.”

“I hatched a plan that, once a week, for a full year, I would challenge myself to do one new thing. And the only criteria is it has to be something that has nothing to do with work. Each of the individual things I did invigorated my day. I got to face my fears in a fun way; I got to challenge myself; I got to learn and grow. After a year of doing this, the cumulative effect was transformative for me.”

“I hatched a plan that, once a week, for a full year, I would challenge myself to do one new thing. And the only criteria is it has to be something that has nothing to do with work. Each of the individual things I did invigorated my day. I got to face my fears in a fun way; I got to challenge myself; I got to learn and grow. After a year of doing this, the cumulative effect was transformative for me.”

“You may find yourselves in situations that are not ideal; you may find yourself in situations where a lot is out of your control, but … the one thing that is in your control is your mindset, how you choose to perceive a situation, respond and react. The good thing is your mindset is always under your control; the bad thing is sometimes it is the hardest thing to control.”

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