What you up to?
Do you have a day in your week where rather than doing things, you have the time to think about the things you are doing and whether you are actually doing them right, or are you even doing the right things? When people lose their Mojo it's because they've lost control. There's no conscious focus on what they are doing, how well they are doing, what they doing and whether they are in fact even doing the right things. They are instead just on autopilot ticking boxes, getting stuff done without really being concerned consciously about what they are doing. It's worth doing an audit through your day to move from the red work to the blue work, from a state of doing, to a state of being. It requires pulling back, breathing, and just taking your time to think about where am I at? What am I focused on, and am I focused on the right things? This surely must be one of the greatest things we could teach our children. GB
Resilience in every form
Here's a great example of combining resilience, problem-solving, being of service, and seizing an opportunity. Recently, healthcare workers in Oregon were on their way back from a vaccination site when a trailer crashed on the snowy road leaving travellers stranded for hours. Carrying precious cargo the volunteer workers had a choice. Stay in the car with the heaters on and surely the vaccines will spoil, or take the initiative, be resilient, step into the cold and find a new solution. Rather than let the shots expire from lack of proper refrigeration the volunteers went car door to car door in the snow asking stranded drivers if they wanted to be vaccinated. Living by their mission and mantra "the number one rule right now is nothing gets wasted". There is so much gold in this short story when considering mission, problem-solving, innovation, resilience, greatness, and just doing the right thing in the face of a problem and hardship. Great story. GB
Over 100 years ago, it's said that a New England mill instituted the 5 day work week to accommodate a Jewish and Christian day of rest. Everyone followed suit. This five days on, two days off cadence still exists, but I wonder for how long? Is the term weekend going to become redundant like... Old Spice or Darrell Lea... yeah it's still around but not that relevant.... (except to those of a certain age). With work from home, a dismantling of the on/off switch, the blend of work and play, the many constant demands, 24hr shopping, longer retail hours... will the weekend, well disappear like the Polly Waffle? At the moment the term exists but the application and meaning of a weekend has changed dramatically... can the term survive? Does the weekend just become another day that ends in Y... and become totally irrelevant to the next generation? GB