I don’t like change.
But I like the freedom to be spontaneous and free to do what I want, when I want. (Yeah, you can imagine…This drives Jason a little nuts!)
I also don’t like rules.
But, then again I’m updating my mindset about “rules”, “routines” and “habits” – they’re not all bad. They provide me with information AND tactics to manage the change coming my way.
Let me share an example: A few years ago, my dad was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. For jut about a year he went to went through therapy and lived in hospitals. He’s coming up on his 2 year anniversary of being cancer-free. (Yeay Dad!) The BIGGEST impact of that whole experience is making time for what and who is most important in my life.
And I’m building routines into my daily life to make sure those lessons stick. Routines like making trips to my parent’s house every few weeks.
Now, if you know me, you know that the few days before events I’m usually not that free to do this kind of “work/life balance” stuff. As long as I’ve worked in the training field, I’ve always had ‘loose ends to tie up” as I got closer to the launch date. Whether it was one of the monthly “Women’s Business Social” events I managed for 5 years, or even the David Allen “Getting Things Done” seminars I organized from 2000-2006…I’d grown accustomed to working to the last minute.
The week that we published this month’s Get Momentum curriculum, I drove to visit with my parents in Los Angeles for a few days. This is BIG for me.
Over the past few years, here’s what I’ve realized:
Setting goals, defining milestones, identifying triggers, and practicing new routines is the BEST way to gain the freedom I love and enjoy so much.
Oh, it helps Jason relax and do what he does best…Focus on how to help our Get Momentum family make their best…Even Better!