Not Enough Time
The number one issue CEOs come to me with is that there simply aren't enough hours in the day.
It seems like no matter how much they get done, there's always something else happening. Putting out one fire, or finishing one project only seems to create the next batch of work instead of decreasing the load.
The thing that often gets sacrificed is down time. Strategy time. Time for yourself to just be. Even though cognitively you know that this is the most important thing it's hard to carve out time and it's hard to relax when you do.
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"I can't find enough good people. We've had too many bad hires."
"I'm think I'm delegating but I have to re-do work. My people think I'm a micro-manager and I don't want to be, but I don't know what to do."
"(Name of key employee) just quit without a transition plan."
"My team is not showing enough leadership. I need them to step up."
All of the issues indicated in the above quotes are symptoms of a lack of aligned systems. Not hardware systems but people systems. The habits and the practices that create a positive, empowered culture.
For example, how and when do team members give feedback? This is a skill and a system. Are you refining and teaching it? Do all team members have agreements in place for their objectives and key-results? IDPs?
Psychological Safety ?!
Google's well publicized study of factors that create optimal teams named "Psychological Safety" as the number one contributing factor.
The chaotic conditions of change, of a rapidly growing and evolving organization, can lead to team members not feeling safe enough to have a voice. When this happens people often turn to victim oriented behavior or even destructive behavior.
Weirdly, this can be especially true in not for profits or mission driven for-profits. Aligning with a strong mission, vision and values is hugely important for success but it is not enough to create psychological safety.
In fact, without aligned systems, the impulse that creates peoples' desire to contribute to a mission, can also be the one that derails them and creates drama.
How is your team doing on that? Do you have a mechanism to measure and track it?
Nobody should have to experience not feeling seen, heard, and recognized for their contribution and talents. When you yearn to create bigger more positively impactful results in the world, feeling the stuckness of a status quo can be painful.
Meanwhile, you also want and deserve a life. You need time for your family, home, friends, travel... Many people fear taking on more responsibility, they think that will mean too much work, too much stress and pressure.
The truth is it's not an either or situation. If you are aligned at just right challenge and you are setting empowered boundaries, you can contribute more and impact the changes you wish to see in the world with less strife, less cognitive disonance and more zest.
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Benefits of horse-assisted coaching include: developing executive presence, mastering energetic boundaries, gaining mutual respect, and increasing confidence.
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1) Apply for a FREE Vision Clarity Session. I offer a complimentary 1-hour session to people who would like to explore coaching for themselves or their team.
2) Co-create a plan. During our Vision Clarity Session we will get clear on the direction you want to go and what needs to shift for you to get there.
3) Show up for coaching. As soon as you sign up, you will receive a document on how to get the most from your coaching. Hint: you get out what you put in.
4) Work your plan. As we go along we will notice where any blockages or limiting beliefs are, and shift them.
5) Enjoy thriving!
Inertia has an extremely high, albeit hidden, cost.
What happens in your life if you carry on overworking and believing you don't really matter? How will it look in 5 or 10 years if you stay stuck? How will it look next year? If you just winced, here's what you need to know.
Toxic situations don't magically get better, they get worse. Exponentially worse as time goes on. Poison spreads and when our energy drains in one area of our life it affects other areas.
If we want something different for ourselves, if we want something different for the world, we have to decide to change. We have to decide to 'be the change'.
Be aligned, day-to-day, with your purpose
Purpose isn't some magical state available only to those select few who meditate on mountain tops.
Purpose and meaning can imbue your every day living.
You have a purpose. I guarantee it.
We all do.
Be fulfilled with just right challenge
Have you ever been working on something and been so engaged that you lost track of time?
That's what's known as a "flow" state.
When we have just right challenge in our work--not too easy, not impossibly difficult--we can feel in flow.
Feel confident that your contribution matters
When you are aligned, in flow, and working boundaries from an empowered place, your confidence soars.
Ever have that feeling that things are just working out for you?
That's what I want for you now.