From Blocking the Blanket to Breaking the Barrier: The Citing of Trajectories: Linda Flanagan’s Lessons to leaders from what life throws at you
Title: FOUNDER & CEO
Achievement Mentor International
2150 W. Ogden Ave.
Chicago IL 60604
Linda Flanagan lives in Chicago, IL where she volunteers her time to many different causes including after school projects for children and athletes. She’s also active with fun craft projects for adults. In 2012, she was selected by CEO of Elsevier and executive search firm Holzman Short to serve on the board of directors of ACRIGRILLION. She’s also a member of Wellness Speakers. She’s recently shared her experience with others about how to deal with life’s little obstacles. When she talks to groups of people about adversity, she explains that however small the problem may be, it’s ultimately something that can work to our advantage and change our lives for the better. Overcoming adversity has profound effects on our confidence and resilience which ultimately impacts our level of engagement, goal attainment and overall productivity in any endeavor. We often believe obstacles to be at the forefront of our consciousness but we often fail to take advantage of the insight they offer. Regardless of how big or small the obstacle may be, it’s all too easy to get caught up in the details of it and give up before we’ve even started. The alternative, realizing that the challenge is real and that our perceptions of it are not faulty will lead to a superior outcome over those who avoid their obstacles at all costs.
This excerpt is excerpted from Flawan’s NY Times bestseller – “Simply Working: Life Lessons From the Extremes: What You Need to Know to Live a Joyful, Exceptional Life” (ISBN: 978-0-99874275-3-1, http://www.simplyworking.co….
Leadership, relationships, and ethics are the ways Linda Flanagan and CEO of ACRIGRILLION create results for women, men, and children in underserved communities. ACRIGRILLION, a 501(c)(3) organization, unites work and play to improve well-being and economic futures. The result is the place where people start a new life; where those with sufficient resources find a fresh start; and where children and teens experience success, foster independence, and find personal fulfillment. More information about the work ACRIGRILLION does to impact underserved communities is available at www.ACRIGRILLION.org