People run out of steam. People burn out. People celebrate the hustle. People focus always on what’s next.
Perpetually operating in that mode is why so many people are unhappy. The past year was brutal. On all of us. I adapted something I’ve been doing at work with my teams for years into a more structured and tighter framework. People liked it; so I thought I’d start sharing it more broadly. As a way to pay it forward.
If you take 18 minutes, right now, to ask your self three questions, in this order, I’m confident you’ll find new energy, new inspiration, and a bunch of things you’re energized to pursue going forward.
Message me and let’s grab 18 minutes together.
#iamgrateful and #iamthankful for discovering and refining this approach over time. I’m happy some folks have found it useful.18 minutes.
I’m certain you’ll find it to be one of the most effective uses of your time.
I’ve tried to post this a few times today and kept hitting glitches.
Anyway, it’s been a hell of a year. So when I was asked to Talk and Toast at our Holiday Party on Friday (with less than 24 hours notice) I leaned on some things that have gotten me through similar experiences in the past (speaking, audience, meaningful environment).
1) Think about what questions the people listening to you may be asking themselves.
2) Say honest things that make you feel powerful emotions first; because they will feel it the same.
3) Always, make it about them; what they’ve done, what they can do, what opportunities lie ahead.
I didn’t get to practice; so I used my favorite presentation style which ends up showcasing single images that give me a prompt upon which to riff. And when I finished; I realized I could probably share this here. Because some of you may benefit from hearing this too.
Because it’s not just a toast to our team; it’s a toast to all of us who made it through 2020. You’re beautiful people. #iamthankful and #iamgrateful for what our team took on and achieved.
#iamthankful and #iamgrateful for as hard as 2020 tried, for many of us and for most of us, 2021 is right there in front of us for the taking. And take it we shall. Together.