They know they’re supposed to set goals for their life and business. They know they’re supposed to make plans to meet those goals. Some do, some don’t.
Some set goals one month only to abandon them the next. Some set goals and power through them even when new information comes to light. Some spend months (or longer) just trying to figure out what goals to set. Some swear by their goal-setting process but end up judging themselves or their actions harshly when it doesn’t quite work out.
I get it.
My relationship with goal-setting has always been complicated, too. I’m…
And once you have something that’s working, how do you maintain your confidence in the face of outside influence?
How do you objectively weigh new information without denying your own knowledge & experience?
These questions fascinate me.
As do questions like:
I’m curious what else we could create “more” of if we organized our time and systems around something more meaningful than “doing more work.”
Of course, “more” isn’t always the answer. “Less” is important too. So is deeper. So is simply being.
But where “more” is concerned, there are more interesting things to optimize for than more work.
I’m returning to my regular rhythm and routine tomorrow. Maybe you are, too.
If you’re like me, it’s easy to get swept up in the energy of starting #allthethings and #doingitall at once. But my intention for this new year is to pace myself, to give things the time and space they need to grow and blossom.
While everything might feel urgent and high priority right now, the truth is that the vast majority of things will take their good, sweet time to come to fruition no matter how much anxious energy I put into them.
I think that one…
As you make your New Year’s resolutions, intentions, commitments, vision boards, or goals, a gentle reminder:
The other day, I was thinking about my “origin story.” It’s the story of why I started a business in the first place. I’ve told that story at least a hundred times over the last decade but that day it hit differently.
Once upon a time, I was 9 months pregnant and had recently finished interviewing for a promotion that I’d been training for over the previous year. …
If you’re competitive like I am, you’re probably familiar with the feeling that, if you’re not going all out, you’re not really going at all.
And if you’re not competitive? Well, just know that the other half of us are racing you as we walk down the sidewalk.
…whether we’re talking yoga, running, weightlifting, poker, playing piano, or — of course — business. Most days, we need to regulate and enjoy a smooth 60% burn instead of constantly going for 100% effort.
And some days, we go a step further. We make a modification.
We recognize that taking the big…
We’ve reacted to the shock to our economies.
We’ve reacted to injustice.
We’ve reacted to the fear of getting sick (or spreading sickness to others).
We’ve reacted to lost contracts and unexpected surges in demand.
We’ve reacted to others’ emotions, needs, and fears.
We’ve reacted to our own grief and fear.
“Reacting” has been a very understandable response to the world around us this year — there is no shame in how we reacted. But, always reacting is not sustainable. It’s also not an effective way to build a strong business.
It’s time to hit the reset button so we…
Which is the perfect time to look back on what you’ve created, what didn’t work out, and what you learned. And, it’s understandable if maybe that annual ritual is something you’re thinking about skipping this year.
It might be especially challenging to review the year if you suffered a big disappointment or set back. It might also be challenging to review it if some stupendous happened and you’re exhausted from trying to keep up.
Plus, so much of what happened was out of your control that you might think it’s futile to even check in with yourself.
But I’d like…
…in-person happy hours, team meetings, retreats, conferences, and even coffee dates.
Luckily, we have the technology to recreate these experiences online, but as anyone who stopped through a never-ending online meeting knows there’s more to it than firing up a digital conference room,
It is possible to engineer meaningful and valuable events online but you have to have a plan and a strategy.
Whether you’re looking to recreate an in-person conference experience in a digital environment or get creative with ways to bring people together for the first time, this article will guide you through creating the purpose, structure, schedule…
And, thankfully, plenty of people are looking for ways to step up and be of service to people who are panicked, anxious, or looking for help through virtual conferences, meetups, and mastermind sessions.
Bringing people together for meaningful, thoughtful, and fun online experiences is an opportunity to lead and a responsibility to serve.
After all, this is why we do what we do.
At What Works, we’ve hosted 11 virtual conferences over the last 3 years. We’ve also run countless virtual mastermind sessions, at least 8 different virtual retreats, and regular member meet-ups.
We’ve learned a lot about hosting events…