Another Christmas has passed and for some this is the most joyful time of the year but for a lot of us it’s a time filled with anxiety and when it’s over we feel completely drained! I hate every collective holiday! Always have and always will! But today I can deal with it in a more constructive way that doesn’t make me into the worst version of myself I can be… And it’s all about maintaining integrity!
Since I don’t believe in goals what do I believe makes a person take the necessary steps in life? Well I call it “one brick a day”…
When you climb the classic career ladder you might find yourself, somewhere along the road, quite unsatisfied. I’ve coached senior CEO’s that has climbed that ladder all their life. Driven by the ego, admiration, power, prestige and status. And to be honest, they’re hardly ever happy.
Have you done a lot of weird stuff in your life that hasn’t made any sense at the time? Things that, before we look at them a bit deeper, seems completely random? Are there things in your past that you’re hiding? Jobs that hasn’t been “strategically right” with regards to the career your pursuing at the moment? Gaps where you were “the wild one” or educations that you wonder why the f–k you signed up for? For me the answer is yes to all of the above and I can make the list even longer…
The entrepreneur’s major question is “WHAT the f–k do i focus on?” and the employee’s is “WHY the f–k am I doing this?”
An entrepreneur is often driven by a strong belief. For them, the question “why do you do what you do”, is the easy one to answer. But when you start questioning how they manage their time and what they focus on the answer isn’t as easy. They often tend to focus on tasks that they enjoy doing and procrastinate stuff they don’t enjoy.
Employees on the other hand often have a straightforward answer to the question “what do you do”. The question that preoccupies them at times is why they do what they do.
There’s hardly any crime worse than victimizing yourself! Making yourself a victim, using all the wrong-doings by others as an explanatory model for your own shortcomings is a horrible betrayal to all that you truly are!