Monday, March 6, 2023

The One Thing

Decide now.
Execute now.
Minimize risk now.
Engage employees now.
Grow revenue now.
Develop your people now.
Attract talent now.
Lead now.

Whew. We have a lot to do….now.

So what is the modern leader supposed to focus on? Juggling so many priorities is exhausting. At least it can be for me.

Perhaps only focusing on one thing is best? But wait a minute, with such a long list of responsibilities how could we possibly narrow our focus to just one thing?

The one thing is you.

I’m not trying to be a smart-ass here. The reality is your long list of responsibilities is not going to change. You aren’t necessarily going to work smarter, faster, slower, or more efficiently to a large degree.

There is simply too much on each of your leadership plates to snap your fingers and make it all better. That is a fantasy.

However, prioritizing yourself is not.

Sure, there are plenty of posts about self-care, and finding time to stop, think, reflect, blah blah blah. I’d rather focus on three things that will help you focus on you right now.

1. Eat better. Not rocket science. You know what you put in your mouth…make better choices.

2. Try to get a bit more sleep. Most often that’s not possible, but when it is, go for it.

3. Move your body. You don’t have to go full on in the gym, but you do need to take the stairs once in a while, go for a walk, or do some push-ups. Everything counts.

That simple formula will prepare you for the avalanche of work that keeps coming at you. Plus, you’ll feel better too.

Thanks for being here.



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