Autumn has arrived and with it, opportunities to enjoy the crisp air, take a fresh perspective on life, and do a little good for others! Can you check off all the below before October comes to a close?


During a time when people walk around asking for a treat, switch it up! Walk around your neighborhood, an assisted living facility, or a school and hand them a fall treat. It will brighten people’s day to know you thought of them. Want to go the extra mile? Don’t forget to wear your costume! You can find some fun and easy fall treats and crafts on my “Reverse Trick-or-Treating” Pinterest Board!


Sometimes it can be scary to take a deep look at yourself! By now there is a good chance you have completed the “Discovering Your Core Values Exercise” (no? Do it here!)… but now what? The next step is to define them. Spend some time this month considering the following: What does that value mean to you? How does it show up in your life? Where does it show up in your life? What does it look like when you are living into that value? How do you know when you get it right… and when you miss the mark?


Fall is the perfect time to put on an oversized sweater, cuddle up with a cozy blanket, a cup of hot coco, and a really good book. We all have a stack (or more) of books sitting on our desk that we want to read but haven’t. Let’s commit to picking one up this month and finishing it. Feel free to share your book choice in the comment section below!


We all have fears, but how often do we think about those fears and what they keep us from accomplishing in our life? Spend a few moments listing out your fears (speaking in public, having direct reports, not knowing enough, being excluded, asking for a raise, sharing your ambitions publicly, speaking up in meetings, not having a schedule, etc.). Do your fears interrupt your ability to reach a goal? What is scary about them? What is the first step to overcoming it? Can you do it?


Interested in a print out version of the above to-do list? Check it out here: October 2015 To-Do List


Danielle Aaronson

Danielle Aaronson

Danielle’s mission is to inspire leaders to make intentional choices that move them to positive action. She speaks at conferences, management summits, and leadership programs as well as facilitates efforts with executives and senior leaders at organizations seeking to influence their culture. Her mantra, “be the change you wish to see in the world” has allowed her to strive every day to be the best she can be and help others recognize the potential they have to make a positive difference. @deaaronson

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