Need a state of mind reset that will help you go get after it? This short read will help you flip that switch to recognize what's important to you and how to go make it happen!
Over the years I've learned many things from my career in enterprise technology sales. One of the most important things I've learned is how to be relevant to a wide range of people from IT architects to board members. This fundamental part of sales is built on identifying the the challenges individuals face in their roles and the business drivers of their organizations. Once mastered, this gives you the ability to deliver solutions that truly make an impact on an their business. With this in mind I go into every meeting with an agenda and a specific purpose or plan on how to move closer toward making that impact.
On the flip side, in my personal life each move I make is typically much less calculated. I play sports, have hobbies, and enjoy time with my family and friends, but I don't seem to put as much focus on setting personal goals as I do work goals. If every discussion I have at work has a unique purpose why do I not pay as much attention to my purpose outside of work? This isn't to say I don't focus on my family, as I'm very in tune with the fact they are what's most important, but what if I put a bit more structure and focus on my personal life.
Often times, the well needed reminder to set personal goals for ourselves is right in front of our face. Take my 6 year old son for example, when school was let out for summer, he took the time to put a "bucket list" together for all the things he wanted to do before summer was done. Even at 6 years old, he is able to recognize he has a finite amount of time, and wanted to put a plan in place of how to accomplish everything he wanted to while on break. Then I asked myself, if I put the same level of effort into planning my personal life, how much more fulfilled would I be? At that point I decided to double down everywhere!
With this renewed state of mind, I approached everything in life differently. I'm not going to wait for marital challenges to double down on my relationship with my wife. I'm not going to wait to die, to double down on my spirituality. I'm not going to wait until I'm unhappy at work, to pursue job fulfillment. All of this is a commitment to live with purpose, find what makes me happy, and go get after it!
If Covid 19 has done anything for us, its that it has shown us just how fragile the world is around us. I hope this article helps you transfer your mindset into one where you focus on making the most of what you can, rather than worrying about what you can't. So whether at home, or in the office, do some soul searching, put a plan in place, and go live with a purpose!