Projeto Mãos a Obra Providência Achievements

This month I was involved in the disclosure and collection of donation for Projeto Social Mãos a Obra Providência.

Thanks to friends from L’Oréal, Marcia Ferreira Triathlon and Sports Mix, we could collect enough to purchase 25 tatame plates, kimonos and belts, besides supporting 16 kids and 7 adults for the Rio Challenge Jiu-Jitsu Championship.

From the 25 tatame plates, we could duplicate training area, giving much more space to be used in simultaneous training and warm-ups, avoiding crashes between students or waiting for roll.

We took the kids and adults for their first Championship, where they fought very hard, did great matches, conquered medals and realized a dream, that will be used as a base for discipline, focus and learning for their lives.

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Social Project Mãos a Obra Providência

The Projeto Social Mãos a Obra Providência supports and inserts kids and adultos into Jiu-Jitsu with the main objective to bring discipline, good values and health for their lives. The minimum requirements to join is to be studying and not miss any training class. The project is lead byNey Robson (Ney Bolado).

The project is located in CT do Cachorrão at Morro da Providência – RJ, and covers all residents from Saúde, Gamboa, Santo Cristo neighborhoods and nearby.

Besides Jiu-Jisu, the CT do Cachorrão offers Boxe, Wrestling and fun activities for kids and is lead by Eduardo Cardoso (the Cachorrão).

Ney invited me for a visit once but suddenly it became a habit and now I’ve been participating and supporting the project both in kids and adults classes. All affection received, the will to learn, become a better person from everyone and how they welcome me really kept my attention. Besides that I couldn’t find anyone that was wishing to rest and most of times I needed a way to train with as many people I could during the time we had in class.

Even with a lot of will and strengh to reach the objectives, most of those present in the project had needs, even the Training Center had its own, but that wasn’t a reason to discouragement, so we focused our energies in sharing the project and gathering donations.

I showed the project to my friend Rafael Vilela, who got engaged with and together with Ney we could acquire:

  • Cold water Drinking Fountain
  • 25 dojo plates, duplicating the training space
  • Kids and Adults Champonship Registrations

Project Address: Ladeira do Barroso, 40 – Gambôa, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 20221-310

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Key Points to Understand and Build Executive Presence

When we talk about executive presence we must consider that it’s not a born trait and instead it is a skill to be developed, cultivated and built. That’s the reason why we always heard that:

“Great Leaders aren’t born, they’re made!”

Executive Presence is made of how much confidence and inspiration you give to the ones around you (peers, team, managers, executives and others), while creating an image of leadership, competence and trustworthiness.

The essential elements that will build Executive Presence are:

  • Gravitas – How You Act
  • Communication – How You Speak
  • Appearance – How You Look

Executive presence will give confidence and inspiration to others and will increase the chances of reaching new opportunities and influence decisions that you are part of.

Imagine yourself trying to close a deal with a client, even if you have the same product and price as competitors, the only thing that will matter at this time will be the way handled the negotiation from start to end, in that case your Executive Presence will become the predominant element for success.

Key Points for Executive Presence

Be Prepared. Always be prepared for any kind of situation, even if it’s a business lunch, an elevator speech or a unexpected presentation, that’s why you need to be always aware of what’s happening, knowing the status, problems and solutions.

Clear Communication. Have the ability to transmit your ideas in a very clear way to others.

Believe in yourself and have confidence. If you don’t believe in yourself who else will do?

Look at you! Understand how people perceive the way you are and especially how you treat others around you.

Decisiveness. The courage, confidence and way to take decisions and taking ownership of its risks and consequences.

Listen.Being a great listener you’ll be able to ask the right questions and explore new ideas.

Build Relationships. Understand the company culture, its people, the way things work, start building relationships with everyone. A strong leader must be supported by a strong network of relationships.

Be Comfortable Being Uncomfortable. Under stressful situations keep your cool to think in ways to solve the problem. Being desperate and overwhelmed will not help, instead you’ll lose confidence from others because nobody wants to see their own leader out of control.

Emotional Intelligence. Specially empathy.

Integrity and Ethics. Always believe and apply the right values.

Appearance. Your appearance must not be a distraction, understand the context of every situation and also check the way people dress or take care of their own style. Always try to find balance to fit in.

Remember, there’s no receipt to build an Executive Presence, it will depends on the environment and culture you are in, and everything will be applied based on your personal traits, values, past experiences and perception of life.

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