Team Success is Everyone’s Job Recently I participated in a virtual team kick-off meeting. It was a wonderful event for those who attended. But as we look at the project going forward, I wonder how we will build a sense of team and a high functioning team in this virtual space. I started to list […]
Do you feel like a hamster on a wheel? Are you exhausted at the end of the day but haven’t moved forward on your project? Let me tell you a secret you may not want to hear: you’re working on the wrong things. You may be working really hard on those things, but they are the wrong things! Stop wasting your time – you can’t get it back.
The objective here is to work only on those things that help you reach your goals in your life of business and business of life. However, you need to use a critical eye to determine if you are overusing your strengths. Sometimes we spend too much time making something perfect. Sometimes we need to check to facts one more time. The question is – are they really getting you closer to delivering that project? But that’s not the scariest part. The real secret time wasters are hidden.
Your inner critic can be very helpful – or hurtful. The inner critic can help you to become a better person / manager / partner; or can keep you from growing -letting life and opportunity pass you by. The difference? How you connect with, relate with, and respond to your inner critic. Take the critic and make her an ally.
Just as you would develop a relationship with a friend, connecting to and turning your critic into an ally takes time and deliberate focus. The result is a more creative, innovative, and healthier you!
How to develop a healthy relationship with your inner critic
Spring officially began this week. And with spring comes tax obligations (for US businesses) and the first quarterly business review of 2011. But your business isn’t the only thing that needs a quarterly review. As the CEO of YOU, it is your responsibility to conduct a personal quarterly review of YOU. It’s time to put a magnifying glass up to your daily habits.
quarterly review benefit
Get back on track: Likely by this time your intentions have been forgotten or lost in the ocean of tasks, obligations, and other habits you have developed over the years. But this year is different, because you really want to change this year! Well here’s your chance to get back on track.
Earlier we explored how to double your creativity with collaborative mind-mapping. So you have your mind map – now what? If you are new to mind-mapping the output from your activities may seem a bit chaotic. That’s great! It’s basically a dump of your creative ideas, which does not always follow a linear and logical path. But has humans we love to categorize and transform order from chaos. Here is an overview of how you can approach the next steps: