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Exponential Growth For Leaders ‒ Slow Down To Speed Up

Written by: Emi Olausson Fourounjieva, Senior Level Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.


We have got an amazing chance to live here on Earth during these unprecedented times, when Humanity is going through an exceptional Paradigm Shift. The events on the global and local levels and the new emerging technologies are changing our behavior, our perspective, our values, our definition of success and what really matters.

As the timeline is getting tighter and we have to deal with more and more puzzle pieces per day it is really important to get new habits to enable us to grow faster, to choose unexploited paths and transform along the way - without burning out, getting frustrated and overwhelmed, or losing connection with the inner self.

It is impossible to disrupt the business without disrupting yourself. Acquiring a new mindset, new skills and abilities, becoming stronger and more resilient, as well as more authentic and humble is a must - only the most adaptable have a chance to grow exponentially. I work with cutting edge technologies and human behavior on the one hand, and help leaders to become stronger, tap into their inner power and confidence and introduce more efficient business strategies and solutions on the other hand. Doing that I can see how important it is to prioritize right, to focus on what really matters. It is really easy to slide into stress, overwhelm and an endless spiral of tasks and duties, when life loses harmony and balance and efficiency declines day by day as there is not enough energy and clarity in place for the needed exponential growth.

Leaders today have two main ways to follow - to keep pushing harder, running faster, trying to catch up with all the balls in the air at once and stay above the water line.


Slow Down. Take a step back, a deep breath and look around. Imagine that this is the first time you see everything around you, including yourself - who you are, where you are, what you want, and, last but not least - how you want to get there!

I can compare it with a GPS - we define where we are, where we want to be, and we get several options to choose from. Same in Business. Once we have a clear vision, well defined goals and the critical factors to keep in mind - we can, and have to, become flexible and creative. We have to reevaluate the options, to recalculate the itinerary and grow along the way - one step at a time. To lead the change and proudly stand for a sustainable exponential growth.

As long as you are ready to question and review your path, take the necessary decisions and move forward - you will be able to speed up along the way, to find new solutions and turn many of your challenges into amazing opportunities. However, as Albert Einstein fairly pointed out, no problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it. That’s why it is an important part of the development for any Leader - to get a helicopter perspective. To be ready to slow down for a moment. To step back. To listen to the inner voice. To review and replan the next steps. To be able to admit that if the situation and the variables in the equation changed - it is time to reprioritize and often even review and replace the final goal.

Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs contact me because they need guidance to help them understand their pain points, be by their side helping them to transform, adapt and thrive in this rapidly changing world; help them to find their Inner Strength, reinvent themselves and their current Roadmap and provide robust personalized support with a high Return on Time Invested. You can do it too!

It’s time to pave a new road if you don’t believe that the one you are walking is going to take you to your goals and dreams. Be brave, be strong, be focused. It’s never too late to redefine what success looks like for you. And the best moment to do it is Here and Now.

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Emi Olausson Fourounjieva, Senior Level Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Emi Olausson Fourounjieva is a Transformational Coach, Digital Transformation Leader with extensive experience in Digital Analytics and Marketing, Visionaire, Educator and Global Speaker, Advisor on the Advisory Board of two global professional networks. Her strength is to create synergy effects using resources and technologies to get optimal business results in a data-driven, customer-centric way.

Emi's initiative "Digital Transformation for Humans" reflects her passion for the intersection of Technology, Business and Human Factors. Her professional experience has led her to the conclusion that Digital Transformation must be boosted not only by the power of data, research, algorithms and technologies but also by human intuition, creativity and adaptability, in order to obtain harmonious and sustainable development.

Through her coaching, Emi empowers Leaders to combine their Intelligence and Competence with Soft Skills, helping them become more confident and self-aware, feel positive, have more impact, and achieve goals with ease and joy.

Emi sees Mindset as a critical part of any successful Leader's toolbox, which is why she has developed her signature coaching program, "The Winning Mindset for Leaders in Digital".



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