I hope 2016 has been a good one for you. This time of the year most people reflect back on what was, what is and what now. I don’t bother with new years resolutions, but I do welcome in a new year every year with optimism. I think its a good way to start a new chapter.
Lessons learnt from 2016. I’m keeping this blog simple and straight to the point:
When an opportunity knocks on your door and you’re not really ready for it. F&*# it. Take on the opportunity. You’ll either love it or won’t, you won’t know unless you have a crack at it.
When you get stuck in a rut, it is ok to seek advice from a mentor. I have a couple of different mentors and yes it costs money but I’m getting my return on that investment.
Some quote I read somewhere on social media “When you’re at the top, friends know who you are, when you hit rock bottom, you know who your friends are”. Grateful I am for the few people in my life that still have my back.
Taking time out for a year is the best decision I’ve ever made. Find that silent retreat. Its good for the mind and soul.
Spend your own money to go to events (relevant to your goals) to connect with people. What I experienced this year, some outcomes were good and some not as I expected. Like project management, you review what went wrong and come up with a solution for a more positive outcome.
Leadership in some businesses needs to adopt some new thinking. Neuroscience is becoming my new friend.
I try to support local business where possible however if I need resources that suit the client’s project requirements and it will add value to the project. YES. I will take on board teams that are based outside of Cairns.
Don’t ever say you don’t have time to do anything – because you bloody DO! This TED Talk by Laura Vanderkam will help put things into perspective. View here
Best wishes for 2017 from me to you.