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Thanks Duncan, appreciate the article feedback. How did your visualisation go? ;-) I think that distractions are all around us and that it is important for us to be aware that some of the things that take us "off-track", although we may not refer to them as "distractions" but as "opportunities" are in fact, derailing us; it is all about balance."
Niall, thanks for the post feedback; and you are right, fear is the emotion, the state to be thoughtful of; I wrote another post a couple of weeks ago, where I highlight a special ingredient to add to this 5-step process, and that special ingredient is faith. You see, when we are making our decisions based on fear, we are being reactive rather than proactive. The key to making proactive decisions is shifting our mindset. We need to shift our mind away from fear and make our business decisions based on faith: these are the decisions that help us to move forward ;-)"
Thanks for the article feedback Chantielle; you have probably heard this quote before by Ivan Bloch "In not making the decision, you've made one. Not doing something is the same as doing it." And, you are right, the uncertainty, the lack of actions, also impact the innovation side of the business."
Catherine, thanks for sharing these fantastic tips and resources, it is really a packed post! What I like the most about it is that you said in your opening paragraph that "stress is a normal part of life". I like that as, once we accept that, then we can learn how to reduce and manage it. It is the same with change management, once you get people to accept change and resistance (lol!), then, it gets easier because you can plan your approach. And, I like that about your post, thank you!"
Love that you wrote that post Sián, as it is one of "those" topics! ;-) I think this is a personal choice and I believe it should be, personal and that all of us should decide and take control over our own hours, so for me, there is not right or wrong behaviours; and, actually, it is my belief that you need to act in a fulfilling way, then, when it is fulfilling, that is your "right" way. These decisions have to be made considering our balance, our market, our niche, our services. Personally, I am not a 9 to 5, and while I was, at some point, in a 9 to 5 job, I just very rarely left at 5...! This ties in to my belief of over delivering and committing at 100% to deliver the best service I can. I have had, however, colleagues who could "switch off" at 4.59 and go home; for me, I rather finished what needed to be done and then go home. Since I have my own business, I have total freedom of my hours and certainly do not follow a 9 to 5. But, yes, there is a but, I have boundaries; boundaries that serve me and my couple, my family , and my friends. Those time boundaries, commitments and set expectations are key to my balance. I believe that my clients get the best from me when I am at my best and this is not when I am working 24/7; so, I don't work 8h a day; on some days, I work way more, and some days, I will be chilling in A LOT ;-) I do not mind having to work harder for a specific amount of time when I know that play is coming up; you know, "Work hard, player harder"! ;-)"