Rani Mani Head of Employee Advocacy at Adobe was born with Cerebral Palsy but didn’t know she was disabled as a child because her parents would always tell her. “many things are possible just a long as you don’t know they are impossible” On this episode of Mojo Mondays Bootcamp, Rani shares how her parents’ philosophy that shaped her perspective and life.
Here are my top three takeaways from our conversation:
Words Matter. Rani had a once in a lifetime experience working with Mother Teresa in Calcutta. One of the most important lessons she learned was that the quality of your words and the quality of your thoughts determine the quality of your life. Rani shared the importance of guarding what she allows into her head, not only from other people, but also negative self-talk. What positive, self-affirming conversations can you have with yourself, and which can you filter out?
Count Your Blessings. Rani keeps a list of what she is grateful for in her life, and adds to it every day. It’s an important exercise to be reminded what’s working in her life. We see what we look for. What positive moments will you look for and acknowledge today?
Start Before You’re Ready. Do not wait until you feel 100% ready to take on something new. Growth and comfort do not co-exist. Rani believes in the concept of a “conditional yes”: asking yourself what are you willing to do and trade off to make something you want happen. What is your “conditional yes,” and what will you invest in it to make it a reality?
Mojo Mondays Bootcamp is here to show you what’s possible. I hope these notes help you find your mojo each week.