First, how will you get from where you were yesterday to where you really need to go, today? Then, how do you plan to navigate from a professional place of irresolution today to one of resolution tomorrow?
Throughout September, the pace of how we work accelerated. Are you experiencing that sudden surge in the velocity of our workplaces, as everyone plugs in simultaneously? People are back at work and back to being busy working. Just try driving anywhere early in the morning. You encounter lots more traffic and must add extra time to your commute. The roads to wherever and whenever are more crowded today than these were yesterday.
As a result, the direction in which you plan to travel today (literally and metaphorically) includes less straight lines and more detours and details than it did yesterday. What will you choose to do, to get to where you really need to go?
Pause and breathe. Take a One Millimeter Moment™. Professionally reset with these four blog posts.
For starters, give yourself space to acknowledge that continuing to think about everything simultaneously is exhausting. Next, recognize that trying to accomplish everything simultaneously along the same timeline is unrewarding. I relieve you of that responsibility. Because you are not supposed to be the project manager of the universe today.
If your September was anything like mine, time and attention became a premium. Plus, you may not have had time to thoroughly read these September blog posts. Maybe you skim-read them, thinking you would get back to them “later.” Today, give yourself permission to create that “oasis of later.” You just may find that each blog post offers you a new reflection, advice, actionable insight, or tip that is even more relevant and valuable as you reflect upon the past month. Let’s get to where we really need to go, together, one millimeter at a time! Here you go!
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Babette Ten Haken’s One Millimeter Mindset™ programs catalyze people who solve problems differently to collaborate more successfully across Business, Human Resources, and Operations silos. Become more professionally visible, cross-functionally relevant, and strategically valuable as you create and implement innovative and robust business outcomes together. Babette is a business-oriented STEM professional, qualitative Voice of the Customer facilitator, PMI-certified Complex / Wicked Problem Solver, Duke Corporate Education licensed Strategic Agility practitioner, and Six Sigma Green Belt (Quality). Babette is a member of the ASQ, SHRM, PMI, the National Speakers Association (NSA). Her playbook of cross-functional collaboration, Do YOU Mean Business? is available in soft cover and digital formats on Amazon.com. Contact Babette here. Image source: Adobe Stock.