Here at the foot of the Rockies in Colorado, spring is definitely arriving. We need more rainfall, to be sure, but the trees and flowers are budding. It’s so nice to be able to let the breeze flow through our house during the day.
This helps me to realize that there is a time for rebirth – not only in nature, but in my work, family, and spiritual life as well. It’s time to take advantage of this and change my attitude.
The first thing I’ll do is put away things that aren’t going to serve me during the warmer months. That means the snow shovels and winter clothes, of course. But in my career, I also notice that there’s some activities which were once useful but not so much anymore. Perhaps it’s some groups I’ve been involved with on a regular basis, or sources of information (looked at what’s clogging the inbox?) that aren’t so interesting anymore. It’s time to retire those with grace, and gratitude for how well they served me in the past. But then move on.
The next thing I’ll do is some house cleaning, removing the dust and grime and organizing things anew. In my career, I see that there’s skills which have been a bit ignored, so maybe it’s time to brush those up. My time and e-mail management tools have not been working as well for me, so it’s time to figure out how to really make those perform well again.
Finally, moving into the new season means that I’ll be doing different activities than I did during the winter. This is time to shift the balance a little, so that I can spend time with my family and get a bit of relaxation. In my career, it’s time to realize that relaxation and rejuvenation are important – not just escaping from work, but maybe looking also at HOW I do my work.
What are the opportunities you’re seeing to inject some spring into your career?
|Carl Dierschow is a Certified Small Fish Business Coach and author of the career management guide, Mondays Stink! 23 Secrets to Rediscover Delight and Fulfillment in Your Work. He is a career coach for those going through interesting transitions, and works with small business owners who need to create breakthroughs in achieving their business goals. Find out more at www.Dierschow.com and www.SmallFish.us.
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