Reflect on your achievements this week. Did you achieve the most important things you set out to accomplish? Write down the 3 biggest things you learned as you worked towards those accomplishments.
Do 1 thing today that scares you at work. (Ideas include calling that angry customer, pitching a new idea to your boss, etc. . .)
“Beware the barreness of a busy life.” - Socrates
Reflection: Before you approach the mania of the holiday season, step back and ask yourself: “How can I simplify my holiday season to focus on the things that really matter? What do I want to go big on this holiday season?"
Craft 1 unexpected thank you note or appreciation email to a colleague today.
Build a “strong week” this week. Identify 3 activities that align with your strengths. Carve out blocks of time this week to go do them.
Think about your summer so far. Have you relaxed enough? Spent enough quality time with your family and friends? Had enough adventures? You have several weeks left in the summer. Identify several key things you want to be sure to do before the summer ends.
Identify one decision you need to make but have procrastinated in making. Journal about it for 5 minutes. This might involve a SWOT analysis, pro/con list, mind-map, decision tree or straight prose. Do whatever will help you think through it, but think on paper.
“The world breaks everyone and afterwards many are strong at the broken places.”
- Ernest Hemingway
Journal Question: In what ways are you now strong where once you were broken?
Find one person on your team or in your organization to reach out to and thank today.
Strategy involves choices and trade-offs, i.e. deciding to do certain things and deciding not to do others.
What do you want to “go big” on this week? For you to “go big” on these things, what will you need to say no to?