Am I willing to think differently? Am I willing to act differently? Are you?
I have never worked the week between Christmas and New Year’s. In the tree care industry, it’s always been a down time for the crew and frankly people don’t really want tree work done during those seven days. So it’s not like I’m a top exec that’s always taken that time off, but work mostly dictated the nature of the break. And I’ve loved it. This year is not much different.
I’m in a new role with the tree care company and I have a new contract working on the Transform Wisconsin grant to implement Active Schools. The two jobs combine such that I dictate my own schedule. In other words, I don’t have to be here right now. It’s two days after Christmas and I’m in the office.
Am I willing to work differently than I have in the past? Am I willing to try new things, “punch in” when I could be doing other things? I’m not alone. One of my biggest inspirations, Shaun King, posted this pic on Twitter this morning. The caption: “Sometimes you have to get up early to make your dreams come true!”
It’s no secret that I love this time of year. I’m not alone. It’s a great time to rethink everything. Why not?! Life is a series of adjustments, and if we’re not willing to evaluate what we’re doing, if we’re not willing to think and act differently, we’ll be stuck in the status quo. That’s not for me.
This year I’m working between Christmas and New Year. I will not only advance numerous projects on my plate, but I will also sketch out some plans for the new year in both my professional and personal life.
Are you willing to think and act differently? How so?