mothers day

Leading by Example with Self Care

Leading by Example with Self Care

"Leadership is taking care of yourself and empowering others to do the same." - Abby Wambach

I read Abby Wambach's book Wolfpack last weekend - twice - I couldn’t get enough. One of her eight New Rules I can't get out of my head is this:  Lead now - from wherever you are.

When I became a mom I realized that whether I liked it or not, I had just been cast in the greatest leadership role of my life. I would be leading by example and it was up to me to choose what type of example that was because my kids would be watching and modeling my behavior. Yikes! The weight of this responsibility was not lost on me.  Fortunately I had support and guidance from my mom and my sister, who taught me how to lead from where I was, even in my weakest moments as a mother.