Do you feel crazy busy…and everything seems important…and you want to give to everybody…and you feel guilty if you don’t…and it seems like nothing can give??? Take a breath..
Do you crave to shift from spread thin to more strategic?
What do I mean by strategic?
Being strategic is about choosing “what” projects to pursue, (and which to drop), not just keeping busy. It’s about having ‘time to think’, and thinking at a deeper level with more meaningful learning and more valuable output. Being strategic is one of the top traits in people seen as ready to promote and step into more visible opportunities.
Here’s a great example (thanks to my cousin, head of PR at an entertainment company): “I’d rather my team members spend 8 hours tapping their pen on the desk in order to come up with one idea that will land our celebrity on the culture pages of the NY Times, than spend the whole day frantically sending emails to reporters for a small mention or no placement at all.”
As you reflect on 2018, did you initiate the most meaningful work, the work that will move your career, your company, your life forward?
Or did you put off that next level or next chapter because you were ‘busy’ and thought you didn’t have the time or bandwidth?
I gave a webinar for 1000 people at a global company yesterday titled: Spread Thin to Strategic: Practical Strategies for Success under Stress. I discussed what gets in the way and how you can shift to be more strategic starting today.
Read on for a list. Check off any that apply to you then follow the guidelines to lift yourself up and do the things that will take you to your next level in 2019: [Read more…] about Do You Want to Shift from Spread Thin to Strategic?