Be consistent


Did you miss me last week? I was listening to an interview between Giovanni Marsico from Archangel and Seth Godin on his latest book The Practice.

Creative work doesn't come with a guarantee. But there is a pattern to who succeeds and who doesn't. And engaging in the consistent practice of its pursuit is the best way forward.

Giovanni believes that we are all 'Gifted' – that we all have gifts to help others, and we can all build a thriving business by sharing our gifts! Do you know what your gift is?

One of the key takeaways from the discussion for me was the need to be consistent. Are you showing up consistently in what you have committed to do?

Employee Engagement

This is a brilliant article by Julie Winkel Giulioni.

Are you curious about the motivation of your employees? I would encourage managers to read The Coaching Habit by 📚 Michael Bungay Stanier.

Start to incorporate coaching as part of your management skills. If you lead a team you have the responsibility to build a high-performing team.

When motivation fades

“At some point, the pain of not doing it becomes greater than the pain of doing it.” - Steven Pressfield

The alarm goes off at 630am, it's winter and my motivation has been fading. I force myself to get to the gym and there are times during the session that all I want to do is give up. Fortunately, I have a personal trainer who holds me accountable. We have a discussion about it being time to get my head back in the game.

"You don't need much motivation once you've started a behavior. Nearly all of the friction in a task is at the beginning. After you start, progress occurs more naturally. In other words, it is often easier to finish a task than it was to start it in the first place.

Thus, one of the keys to getting motivated is to make it easy to start."

James Clear the author of Atomic Habits has a great article on motivation. Read more here

What habit do you need to work on today?