Summertime is often a time when people take their vacations, head to the sea, take a break from the city or regular life. Why not use it as a time to take a step back and refresh something about your leadership, try something new or something that you’ve been wanting to implement but haven’t gotten around to it.
I understand that you may not be able to take a week or even a day off to decompress, but why not start small. Take yourself out to lunch or for a walk in the sunshine. Use this 30-60 minutes to have a dialogue about what it is that’s going right and celebrate that for a moment. Then think about how something might be better and use that time to think about what it is that you want to change.
Use your phone to jot down some brainstormed notes of what you might try to make that change. If you feel stumped, write down the name of someone you’re going to call to talk about some new strategies and actually make a plan to call that person later that day. I always try to inspire my clients to find one thing to try as an experiment and actually commit to making that happen. It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t work, it’s just something you’re going to try that you gleaned from your mental vacation. (Maybe it’s even giving yourself a few mental vacations per week to think!).
Related: The Secret Weapon to Calm and Focus
It’s so easy to stay on the hamster wheel and do what you’ve always done. In order to make meaningful change in both your leadership ability and your business, you must give yourself time to think about how you might try doing this. (And execute that idea!)
Please share any ideas that you’ve found useful and effective to try!
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