Fun? On a Business Coaching blog? Last week I mentioned this word, and to many in the business world, making time for fun seems trivial, even non-essential. Why is it that once we “adult”, we no longer think that fun has a place in our lives? Probably because having fun has a bad reputation, one it definitely doesn’t deserve.
This week I encourage you to do one thing that you consider fun. It might even be something you abandon, like that networking meeting that feels like a chore. Instead, sleep a bit later or use that time to brainstorm about your ideal client, even better if the business ties in with something going on in your life. Killing two birds with one stone – now how fun would that be?
At first, this may sound selfish– I know this is how it resonates with me. The thought of putting yourself first often feels that way. But the reality is that when you don’t, others suffer as a result. Contemplating what’s in it for you isn’t selfish, but rather a step toward taking responsibility for your own fulfillment.
With this in mind, when formulating your formal or informal 2018 Business Plan, this year perhaps consider:
- Who do you most enjoy working with?
- Where can you make a significant difference and impact ?
- How can you achieve your business goals while having fun in the process?
Yes, I said fun. Next week I’ll explore that further. Until then, make it your best week yet.
Organization can take many forms and there are several recommendations out there. Finding that many of my life’s vocations are weaved together, I decided to organize my office not by business versus parenting, etc., but rather by subjects. Among the most important is the shelf where I placed books that I intend to read, or reread in many cases, this summer. Among my favorites is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. I especially like Part Four, or otherwise entitled “Renewal.”
How are you organizing your life these days?
This is a sample blog post.