At 90 years old, you will have experienced 4,680 weeks. How will you fill those? Will you get that many?
Companies aren’t people. Organizations aren’t alive. Businesses don’t get their feelings hurt, feel love, disappointment, feel regret or joy. People feel those things. People you work with and serve every day. Your customers. Your co-workers. The people are who you will remember years from now when you have time to relax and reflect back on the time you spent achieving your financial goals.
It’s easy to forget the people part of things when there are so many tasks to get done and deadlines to hit. I get it. Believe me, I am with you and understand.
The one thing
If you are being chased by the “panic monkey” and are realizing that there are things you have chronically procrastinated this year, the one thing every leader needs to do before December 31 arrives is to appreciate those people that helped you through it.
Here’s a pretty funny TEDx video with Tim Urban about why we procrastinate and how to stop doing it that might motivate you and your team this week. Almost 10 million people have watched it so far.
30-Day Thank You Challenge
Did you take me up on the 30-day “thank you” challenge from my last article? I’m doing well so far. I will get some wonderful opportunities to show specific appreciation this week as we graduate another group of amazing leaders for Excel Truck Group.
Take a long, deep, breathe today and choose someone that you work with to appreciate. I bet you’ll feel as good as they do when you let them know how they have helped you this year.
If you haven’t made the time to celebrate yourself and what you have done for others this year, stop and remember that you matter, too.