Are you stuck? Still trying to get your head around what to do next? I admit that there have been some days where I’ve been a bit demotivated and rather than being productive, have procrastinated.
With all the change and uncertainty I have noticed that people are falling into 3 groups. The first are those that are trying to stick to what they have always done and hoping that everything will go back to normal. The second have shifted a few things, but are also hoping that things will go back to the way they were in the past. The final group are those people that are changing and growing in new directions, without looking back.
Most of us would agree that we should be in the group that is changing and growing in new ways. We should be learning new skills, trying new approaches and looking beyond now to see what future opportunities are right around the corner.
So how can you keep growing? Here are a few quick ideas:
- Learn a new Skill. This may be learning something that you have always wanted to learn about. I have a friend that is learning to play the guitar and another that is learning how to write computer code. With online learning now everywhere, there are a range of places to go to learn a new skill!
- Support a Colleague. Some staff have been able to transition from the old world to the new one more easily than others. Regardless, when people feel supported by others, they form a stronger connection and a sense of camaraderie that makes everyone stronger and more resilient. Reach out to someone and help them grow and you will as well.
- Give Back to Others. I am a big believer in Karma. Whenever I give to others without expecting a return, for some reason I always get more than I give. Find a community organisation that you could volunteer with to help them. There are many non-profit and charity groups that need help now more than ever. If you want to join me in the Hands Charity Big Night In which is a fun filled evening on 31 October, Click here for more information.
It does not matter what you do as long as you are doing something to keep growing. If you would like to grow more as a leader, click here to find out more about my online Leadership Academy Program. This is designed to help you grow (and be supported) as a leader.