How do I find time to reflect and calibrate if I'm so busy?
This is really about priorities. If you know you have an important meeting that you must prep for, but don't make the time because of competing priorities then you will most likely have an ineffective meeting. The most successful people in business and in life know their priorities and can make decisions based on them. If you don't have time to reflect, learn and calibrate then you must decide if it's important enough to make time to think and strategize, so you can make the biggest impact.
How do I know when I should leave my job?
You have to sit down and ask yourself some tough questions. Am I happy? What don't I like about my current job? What do I think will make me happier? Once you understand what is going on inside of yourself then you can talk with someone who has experience in this area. It helps to get support. Be getting an outside perspective you'll get clarity and the ability to make a choices based on what is best for you and your family.
Why is it so hard to figure out what kind of work I love to do?
We have added a lot of armor over the years to protect our egos. Once we begin the process of peeling off this armor it's easier to figure out what you love to do and how you can make money doing it. It starts with looking at your past. What do you enjoy doing? What did you do well? What strengths have you used in your career? What weaknesses do you have and how can you navigate them so you can grow your career? By digging into these areas you'll start to see threads that will help you navigate what you should explore in your next career.
What do I do if I feel burned out?
The first step is to slow down and make some time to process your thoughts and emotions. Understand what is going on inside of yourself. Then you can start to formulate a plan that can help you. It's important that you don't do this alone. You should seek out help from teammates, family members, mentors, coaches, etc. so they can support you. Burnout is serious and can lead to other issues, so make sure you are getting the help that you need.
Why are strengths important to doing work you are passionate about?
We forget to calibrate our growing strengths. We don't have a system to help us keep our passions at the forefront of our choices. It's up to us to create a systems that will allow us to do things we love and also aligns with our strengths and values. This is the three headed dragon that we have to feed. When we stop feeding one it gets angry. When we learn to calibrate our actions with these three dragons we find harmony in our careers.
Why should I dig into the stories that I tell myself?
We don't listen to ourselves well and forget about listening to each other. Too often we live out the stories other people create because we don't calibrate with our head, heart and gut. We need to practice listening to the stories we tell ourselves and where they came form to make improvements. Maybe our parents have certain expectations. Maybe our spouse's expect a certain way of life. When we bring these stories to the surface we can begin to be more truthful with ourselves. We can make choices based on what we really want instead of what others or society expects from us.
What makes a great leader?
The greatest leaders are self aware. They know what they do well so they can optimize their time. They also know their weaknesses so they can navigate them and have other people support them in these areas.
What can I do if an employee seems disengaged?
Every team member will have ebbs and flows within their career. As a leader it's up to you to show them that you care and are willing to listen. We need to practice listening to our employees. It starts with having a system, so you consistently make time for them and show them that you care.
What can I expect if we work together?
If we work together you can expect someone that isn't afraid to challenge you and keep you accountable for what you say you will do. My goal is to help you reach your goals, but we dig deep and understand what you really want and what is holding you back from achieving it. I consult with business owners to help create more engaged teams. I also coach individuals who want to peel away their inner armor and do work that they love.