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a holiday is NOT enough

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Summary: Burnout cannot be solved with a temporary environment or behavior change.

I also like to put it in this way for those who are a bit more left-brained:  $7 trillion is lost in productivity globally, and the answer is not an attitude adjustment or extended holiday.

What I tend to hear from leaders:

  • I don’t have time to take a break now. I will take three months off in a few months.
  • I can never take REAL time off. My phone always has to be on, and I end up feeling guilty if I don’t r…

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Feeling a Bit Unmotivated?

Week 30

So am I.

When I feel a bit off, distracted, nervous, or want to make sure I accomplish something significant, I stop and set mini-intentions using my five senses. 

Let me break it down for you:

  1. What do I want to see? 👁
  2. What do I want to hear? 🔊
  3. What do I want to smell? 👃
  4. What do I want to taste? 👅
  5. What do I want to feel/touch? 🤏

Now, let me apply it to how I prepare for group sessions I facilitate: 

  1. I see smiling faces and nodding.
  2. I hear vulnerable questions and stories.
  3. I smel…

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This ONE Practice Changed my Week

Week 29

Do you find that you never have enough time to finish your to-do list?

For the last few weeks, I have been sharing my approach to getting things done, so I don’t feel overwhelmed with responsibilities, and I am not firefighting.  

I have broken down how I start with a yearly vision and my review process.  

I wanted to offer you some additional insight into how I prioritize and focus weekly.   

Setting time aside to reflect, plan then schedule (you can see a visual of how I have shifted my ap…

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Setting a Goal Isn't Enough

Week 28

2020 is the year in which I'm focusing on Exponential Value and Visibility.  A huge part of being able to achieve this is reflecting on how far I have come and celebrating my progress. You can follow my journey to experience my vision here. 

 

Setting a goal is not enough.

Last week I shared my process of setting up my year for success.

I wanted to outline one exercise that has kept me motivated and focused.  I try to model this approach for my clients as well - how to reflect on and share y…

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My Mid-Year Review Practice Part 2

Part 2 - Mid Year Review

2020 is the year in which I'm focusing on Exponential Value and Visibility.  A huge part of being able to achieve this is reflecting on how far I have come and celebrating my progress. You can follow my journey to experience my vision here. 

If you want to skip to a section:

  1. Document Check
  2. Q2 Check
  3. Midyear Review
  4. Next Steps

Document Check

I try to take the time to document my progress in many different ways, so I start off by reviewing things I have already recorded. If you have been …

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My Mid-Year Review Practice

Week 27

.Something I need to continue to improve on is taking the time and space to reflect on my progress and shift.  I don’t have a boss or supervisor to monitor my work or suggest a different approach.

In the simple graphics below, I illustrate how my approach to my time has evolved:

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In the coming weeks, I will be sharing an update on how far I have gone with my yearly vision (how I refer to my goals).

Rather than focus on specific numbers, I start with how I want to think and feel.

If you hav…

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What Has Improved My Productivity During COVID

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2020 is the year in which I'm focusing on Exponential Value and Visibility.  A huge part of being able to achieve this is using my vision and theme to define my actions that ultimately determine my results. You can follow my journey to experience my vision here. 

I have worked from home for about two years now, but I am always learning new ways to stay on top of my tasks and get things done.  It is my job to engage and interact with others but to be able to do so successfully I have learned I h…

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100% of Us Do This

Week #23

Did you figure it out?

Come on, guess!

Fine, I will tell you…

It is procrastination.

Why?

Because as humans, we are not designed to do scary things - and our brains are trying to protect us.  

We create habits to avoid things - to protect and relieve ourselves from perceived fear and anxiety, such as rejection, judgment, or failure.

This habit is called procrastination.

This video gives you a great starting point on how to change your habit of avoiding: 

  1. Acknowledge it - For example, …

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(Re)build Your Routine

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As a leader, I sometimes spend more time doing things for others than myself.

What have I learned?

I must help myself before helping others.

Having a routine has helped me with making sure I can show up for myself and others.

Routines allow us to develop habits that match our goals while helping us eliminate habits that keep us from reaching our full potential.

Ready to make a change?

Start by downloading my free resource to start to work out your routine.

 

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My Five Top Tips to Stay on Top of Your Goals

Goals

I'm super excited to share a recent webinar I put together for She Leads Africa on Staying Motivated on Your Road to Goal-Setting.  I outline five things you can keep in mind to keep moving forward:

  1. Define Your Why
  2. Set Aspirational but Appropriate Goals
  3. Embody Success
  4. Ask for Help
  5. Track Progress and Evolve

Click to watch the 33-minute video below.

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You can find my slides here.

Let me know which of the five thoughts I shared you are going to implement today.

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