November already? You have got to be kidding me! 2009 is almost gone and I have something to share with you. Life really does go faster the older you get. It has reminded me to slow down and look at what is truly worthy of my efforts and time.
It is so easy to get “busy” with life that I miss the good stuff. Kenny Chesney has a country song that talks about that. I’d recommend it if you can handle country http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYQZJ9NUzYU
So, that made me think about work… How much time do we all spend on the routine, make busy work instead of what is truly important? I did a life coaching small group last month and made the commitment to spend time every day doing what is most important to my effectiveness. I determined that getting and staying organized is the most worthy thing I can do to be effective at my job. I have spent the last month getting organized and making a work environment where I can be effective. I am so thrilled with the results. I feel on top of my “job” for the first time in a long time.
Challenge: what keeps you from being the best you can be every day? what keeps you from doing the best job you can every day? I bet each of you can identify 1 thing that you can clear away or change that will give you a big increase in productivity and a boost in your morale. I challenge you to spend 30 minutes every day doing that one thing that will increase your effectiveness. Let me know how that’s going.
p.s. I am writing this from my beautiful new office. I have been thinking about making some changes in here for a year or so and just didn’t have the confidence to do anything about it. I know what I like, just can’t get ‘er done. Along comes Susan Szabo… who has the gift of decorating like you would not believe. She went shopping with me to get the book case and chest for behind my desk and then surprised me with an extreme makeover – office edition weekend before last. Last Monday was so incredible to come around the corner into my new office. Many thanks to Susan for this priceless gift!