Make Space

Make Space

You know that one thing you need to do but you’ve been putting it off? Every time this task comes up, you set it aside because it’s either too time consuming, too annoying, or just not that high on the priority list. Finish it today. Get it done. Free up the space in your mind and heart for the important things. Remember, all those annoying things take up valuable real estate in your ever-crowded metropolis we call your energy level. So go ahead and declutter your life today. Get those tasks out of the way now, so that you have the energy to take on everything life will throw at you this week. Make Space.

#work #energy #mindfulness #go #finish

Cultivating Initiative…

As a manager, I look back at some of the greatest employees I have ever had, and they all share one common attribute…

Initiative.

There is no better feeling as a manager.  When you look up and your employees are moving in beautiful harmony. Everyone working together and individually to achieve our goals. Everyone taking the initiative. Taking ownership of their projects and goals. Using the tools I’ve given them, the skills they’ve learned, and the confidence we’ve grown in each other to make this branch thrive.

I have this right now. My employees all have a strong initiative gene. Not all of them came in that way, but we got there. They now lean on me for motivation, confidence boosters and support, rather than operational and procedural tasks. Yes, from time to time, I have to go there. But on a realistic level, I’m a motivator. I’m a manager that keeps us on the right path. They’re the ones powering this beast of an office engine.

I’m not fooled though. I know it won’t last forever. They will move on, as they SHOULD! And that’s ok. This was our goal. To better ourselves and our careers. These are the employees that I dreamed of having. The ones who grew. The ones who allowed me to help them grow and promote.

#management #harmony

 

Take one…

And we’re off! …  The cold, rainy weather has got me dreaming of hot chocolate and a roaring fire. I’m also dreaming we get something good out of this first blog post. I’m nervous. My palms are sweaty. Knees weak, arms are heavy…. At least it’s a start. Read More