I’m always trying to improve as a person and business owner but now that it’s a new year I’m thinking about it more than ever. I’ve never thought too much of New Year resolutions but I have to admit it’s a good time to initiate improvements.
Here are some things I am going to STOP in 2016 and I hope it might help you, too.
Stop haphazardly saying “I’m hungry… I’m tired… I have a headache…” It doesn’t help your hunger, tiredness, or headache. Actually can make it worse. But even more, it infects others around you. Be a light. Don’t complain in 2016.
2) Trying to do too much at one time
Studies show that we (PT/OT’s) have a tendency to try and do too much, but we fail in execution. Putting too much on our plate can get us overwhelmed and make us freeze. Stop trying to do too much, focus on the most important items, learn to say no, and start executing in 2016.
3) Trying to do it all yourself
Let others try. Give them a chance. Trust others more. Let go of control more. They might do it better than you. Start delegating more in 2016.
4) Equating money with security and happiness.
This is more harmful than you might think. It can lead to fear. It can result in taking less risks, playing it safe, being less bold. In business, this can kill you. Taking risks is a demonstration of your faith. It’s a proclamation of your belief in yourself and your team. Seek more adventure and take more risks in 2016.
5) Being so serious
No one likes a prude. Be less like rock and more like WATER. Let things roll off you. Flow around obstacles. Laugh more and don’t take yourself so seriously. Remember that none of this will matter in the grand scheme of life when you are retired. Enjoy the journey and be a better person (and leader) and be less judgmental in 2016.
You have the control to make this your best year ever. It’s up to you. Make some changes in 2016, whether you believe in resolutions or not. Good luck and hope to see you in the next IndeFree Private Practice Secrets conference!
Which of the five items above will you be stopping in 2016?
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