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Back-To-Basics Can Be Your Best Step Forward

“Going back to a simpler life is not a step backward.”

Yvon Chouinard

Coaching Tip of the Week:

For the past six months or so, and especially with my recent 15-year business anniversary, I have found myself in a great deal of reflection.

What works better than ever? What worked better 5 or 10 years ago? What would I never go back to, and what do I miss?

The answers have proven interesting and, in some cases, surprising! They have caused me to let go of certain activities, ramp up others, and bring back some perhaps ‘old-fashioned’ ones.

Like fashion, maybe productivity and business practices come in cycles?

This week, revisit a practice that used to work for you.

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For some of my coaching clients, this means leaving the laptop in the office and taking handwritten notes in meetings.

For others, it means leaving the phone in airplane mode (or in the car) during focused work times or networking events.

For still others, it means spending the first 30 minutes of the workday reviewing goals, prioritizing tasks, and setting up for the day’s activity before turning on the computer.

Think about a time when you consistently performed at or felt your best. What’s one practice or mindset that you can bring back from that time?

You might decide to leave the bell-bottoms at home, but consider revisiting an action that used to serve you well!