Honey Moon Period and Hangovers: Designed Growth for Long Term Success

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Planning Your Life Is About Finding Yourself, Knowing Who You Are, And Then Customizing A Design For Your Growth

John C. Maxwell, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth

Many people have found themselves in an unfamiliar and uncomfortable situation. Roughly 30 days ago, give or take depending on where exactly you live, the country went into full “Social Distancing” mode. Teleworking transitioned from something Millennials aspire to do to a new normal for a vast majority of the workforce. After the newness of teleworking has worn off, along with the associated friction and growing pains, people are starting to find themselves settling into a groove that works for them. The chaos has subsided and “Honey moon period” has begun.

DO NOT GET COMFORTABLE!

At some point, we will all have to make the drive back into work. In the not so distant future we will have to move back in to our office or cubicle and disassemble the home-office. Soon, we will have to transition back to in-person meetings, time-sucking interruptions (not your kids showing you their new trick), workplace drama.

Who will you be when you go back to work?

Use the opportunities you have now, while working from home, to start to change your habits to better reflect who you want to be, not who you used to be. If growth is a goal of yours, now is as good a time as any to prioritize that growth. Decide who you want to be when this crisis ends, and develop a system that will support this goal.

If You Want To Make The Most Of Your Personal Growth By Getting The Most You Can Out Of Every Effort And Doing It As Efficiently As Possible, You Need To Develop Systems That Work For You

John C. Maxwell, 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth

Once you know where you want to go, which areas of your life you want to grow in, and why that is important to you, you can start to develop your system of accomplishing this growth. In his book The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, John C. Maxwell provides the following guidelines for creating effective systems :

  1. Take the Big Picture into Account
  2. Make Use Of Priorities
  3. Include Measurement
  4. Include Application
  5. Employ Organization
  6. Promote Consistency

If we make designing, implementing, and improving our system a priority now we are more likely to growth through this crisis and experience greater success on the tail-end. Failing to prioritize growth now will leave us stagnant through the crisis and we will return to “Normal” lives lacking momentum, drive, and motivation – we’ll call it the Telework Hangover.

What Systems Do You Have In Place To Help You Grow?

Share in the comments!


During the month of April I will be offering complimentary Lunch and Learns, remotely, for anyone interested. These Lunch and Learns will focus on promoting meaningful connections between team members who find themselves navigating this new teleworking situation. For more information, or to schedule a Lunch and Learn, visit our appointment page.


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Published by dannyrtudor

Leadership Trainer and Coach

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