These seem to be once-in-a-life-time times (we hope!) and it makes all of us very unsure of what to do. I personally went through a period of serious worry, and a little bit of depression a few weeks ago.
After a few days, I realized that I have absolutely no control over what is going on in the world – other than to obey the orders given by the public officials and offer aid wherever I can, even while temporarily closed.
Being consumed with worry provided no value to me. It was truly a huge waste of time and energy. It didn’t improve anything. In fact, over-worrying was the absolute opposite of what I should have been doing. I’m not beating myself up for this….I’m just really glad that I got past it.
So, now I’m looking at what to do alone in my home for weeks. And, I’ve decided to look at this imprisonment as a GIFT.
I’m always thinking:
“I wish I had my plate empty enough to really do some strategic planning.”
“I wish I had time to do take some training on ______.”
“I wish I could develop a plan to be more organized in working with my staff members.”
And so on.
So how about you?
- Have you been thinking for a long time that you’d like to review your curriculum?
- Have you wanted to take some time putting together a more successful plan for holding staff meetings?
- Have you been wishing you had time to get some leadership training for yourself?
- Have you thought that you should be better at motivating your staff and need some ideas?
- Have you needed to improve your marketing plan for your center?
- (List your own wants here…)
This time-at-home can be your opportunity to REBOOT your center’s operation.
Here’s my suggestion.
- Over the next week, roll some ideas around in your head of how you would like to reboot.
- Next week, choose one or two goals for yourself and decide how you will approach them.
- Do it!
- Go back to work with a renewed focus, energy and plan.