June 11, 2010

Developing People ... Inspiring SuccessTM 


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   Volume 7, Issue 6   June 2010   ISSN 1556-3820

"It is falling together, you know. It may not look like it, but it is. Usually when your life looks like it’s falling apart, it’s really falling together. Often, for the first time.”

– Neale Donald Walsch, Bringers of the Light

Note From Regina 


June is off to a great start! I’m loving the early summer weather. How about you? There’s something about longer days and warm sunshine that energizes me to just get things done. This, despite the fact that it’s hard to stay inside and work when the weather’s so nice outside, isn’t it?

Last month I completed the six-week Skyrocket Your Career program. It was amazing! If you missed out, not to worry. We’ll be offering this program again in early fall.

We’ve got lots of great programs on deck for this month: an author interview, group coaching, and a skills teleseminar. Be sure to stop by and visit our schedule of events page to learn more.

We’re just about mid-way through the year. Now would be a good time to conduct a check-up as to where you’re at in terms of your personal and professional goals. Feeling stuck? Then read this month’s feature article, Got Goals? Five Easy Steps to Get Unstuck and Moving forward, for some quick tips.

Until next month! 

Regina Barr

Web: redladder.com
Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/reginabarr

P.S. What are you up to this year? What issues and challenges are you facing? Send me an email at . I’d love to hear from you even if it's just to say hello!

   Feature Article

Got Goals? Five Easy Steps to Get Unstuck and Moving Forward

Most of us kick-off January energized and excited about the coming year. After all it’s a new year and we all have a clean slate to start with, right? As we look ahead we think the sky is the limit and that we can do so many great things. We craft our goals and we’re off!

But a funny thing happens along the way. Our clean slate suddenly starts filling up with stuff related to other people’s goals. In fact, it often gets so full that we can no longer even see our own goals amidst the clutter.

Then suddenly, it’s June and you feel like you have nothing to show for yourself. Nothing could deflate you faster then if you were a hot air balloon with a puncture wound.

Not to worry. Here are five simple steps to help you get unstuck and moving forward.

  1. Reflect. Take a few minutes to look back at your accomplishments to date. Jot them down on a piece of paper and congratulate yourself. See, you did get something accomplished after all! Pat yourself on the back, then reward yourself. 
  2. Assess. Pull out your goals. Ask yourself: are the activities that I’m focused on right now helping or hindering me in moving my goals forward? In addition, ask yourself: what other activities should I be focused on right now that will move my goals forward? 
  3. Report. Use the information that you’ve collected and report back to those that need to know. Share your accomplishments. Indicate what’s getting in your way. Share your plans for moving forward. Then get buy-in and support. 
  4. Act. Discard or delegate those activities that are not in support of your goals, and incorporate any new activities that do support your goals. Then take immediate action so that you can get some momentum going before others try to fill up your plate again.
  5. Repeat. You need to regularly monitor your goals if you hope to achieve them. It’s like washing your hair: rinse, lather, repeat. Mark your calendar now so that you can repeat these steps in a month or by the end of third quarter.

Follow these five easy steps and you’ll be moving faster than a sail boat in a wind storm. So, what are you waiting for?

Regina Barr is a former marketing executive. She is the  founder and CEO of Red Ladder, Inc. and founder of the Women at the Top™ Network. As CEO she helps organizations manage transitions, complete major projects, build strong teams and develop leadership talent. She is an executive coach, professional speaker, trainer, writer and media commentator with master’s degrees in business administration and human development. For more information, visit www.redladder.com, www.theWATTnetwork.com, or 651-453-1007.

Copyright 2010 Regina Barr, Red Ladder, Inc.
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About Red Ladder

Red Ladder, Inc. provides services for individuals and organizations with a goal of developing people and inspiring success. Regina Barr, Red Ladder’s CEO, holds a BBA, an MBA and an MA in human development. With over twenty years in the financial services industry, she has a broad range of leadership experience in product, sales, and marketing.

in this issue ...
  • Note from Regina
  • Got Goals? Five Easy Steps to Get Unstuck and Moving forward
  • Speaking Schedule
  • Resources
  • What's New
  • About Red Ladder

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What's New ...

05/17/10 Regina Barr’s Women at the Top™ column was featured in the Spring 2010 issue of TFW magazine. Read her article, Up Is NOT The Only Way When Mapping Your Career Path.

06/04/10 Are you fueling the fires of discontent? Read Regina’s recent blog post and find out.

To learn more, read Regina's blog posts.

Here are upcoming programs featuring or hosted by Regina Barr ...

For complete details and information on how to register, visit our Schedule of Events.

June 10 or June 22, 2010 (12 noon CDT), Group Couching

June 15, 2010 (12 noon CDT), Interview with Roshini Rajkumar, author of COMMUNICATE THAT!., Women at the Top Network, Teleseminar

June 24, 2010 (12 noon CDT), Dial Up Your Leadership: Networking for Success: How to Work a Room and Live to Talk About It!, Women at the Top™, Teleseminar 

For complete details and information on how to register, visit our Schedule of Events.

Preview a list of Regina’s five most requested programs.

Interested in having Regina speak or present a seminar or workshop at your next event? Contact us at: 651-453-1007 or .


Resources ...  

COMMUNICATE THAT!: In her book, Roshini Rajkumar packages her message inside a communication toolbox that is witty, easy-to-read, and delivers a straight-forward approach to creating powerful presentations that will build credibility, earn respect, and boost your earning power. Her compelling message draws from a quarter century of public speaking; a career in television news, radio broadcasting, commercial acting; and executive coaching

Amplify Your Success eBook and Audios: Regina Barr presents Amplify Your Success: 25 Powerful Leaders Help Accelerate Your Career. The eBook and Audios provide practical tips and advice that you can apply to your career immediately. These inspirational speakers cover five key topics including interpersonal skills, self-management, personal accountability, influencing others and goal achieve-ment. Learn more or order your copy now.


What an outstanding group of inspirational speakers! I took away so much information from the Amplify Your Success conference that I can apply immediately in my career.”

Cindy Haas, Vice President, Gateway Bank/ WATT™ Network, Founding Member

Copyright 2010 Regina Barr, Red Ladder, Inc. 
Women at the Top™ and WATT™ are trademarks of Red Ladder, Inc. 
All rights reserved.

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