“I hate my job and I’m thinking of leaving.” These words were spoken to me by one of the owners of a business!
Starts are important but Stops are often an easy way to make dramatic improvements.
I took a week off at the start of July and for the first 3 days I couldn’t get over how much I slept. And it didn’t seem like I had a choice in the matter.
My body just needed rest.
And since then, most of the leaders I’ve spoken with have shared with me that their energy levels have been quite erratic and many of them have been more tired than normal.
I think it’s very understandable.
With everything going on, it feels strange to say I took a few days off… but I did.
It was a bank holiday in Ireland, so I bolted on some extra time and enjoyed the incredible sunshine. And it was a complete switch off – so much so, I even gave myself permission not to send an email on Monday! 🙂
But not to let me completely off the hook this week, here’s something a little different.
Be assured that within your setbacks most likely are hidden gems. Gems that can make your foundations stronger and that ultimately can create a greater probability of growth – in any aspect of life.
We’re now into the last weeks of 2019. Wouldn’t if be great to squeeze the very best out of it, so that we turn the corner with momentum and set ourselves up for a strong start to 2020?
Below is a recording of an interview I did in October 2019 with Ellen Gunning on her Mediascope show on Dublin City FM. We spoke about public relations and leadership.
Time really isn’t the issue, it’s more about changing perspective – taking a different mindset. Which for most is hard unless it’s forced upon you. That’s where the power of an hour comes in.
“Behaviour is what a man does. Not what he thinks, feels or believes.” – Emily Dickenson
‘Let’s have a meeting about that meeting.’ These were the words from my boss at the time, over 20 years ago when I worked in a multi-national. I started to laugh and replied: ‘So we’re having a meeting about the meeting about another meeting?’ He laughed too.
Listen to a recording of an interview I did in April 2018 with Q102, in advance of my event in Dublin, The Dinner For Ladies Who Don’t Lunch.