felt like a long day, here we go…10 great things!
- A few minutes of talking and enjoying with my husband over breakfast
- there is grout on the floor tiles of my shower
- presented a new position on hiring, and gained full support
- busy day, but time for lunch
- got a picture of Big zone and Daddy chilling
- preparing to give out awards tomorrow
- our United Way campaign is going strong and my Ambassadors are engaged
- walk to the train worked as planned, and train on time
- dinner with two colleagues in London, and time to enjoy the conversation
- everything urgent is done, and time to blog
have a great one!
We are turning you on your head this year. Through a series of life events, we are travelling on different days and having company at different times than usual. With Big One away at University, I am also doing some of the planning and decorating with Little One and my husband that I am usually doing with Big One.
Our family photo usually taken at my parents’ house on the lake will be done in a different location and on a different day this year.
Today, I felt blue. It all seemed like too much change.
And then, my husband said gently “when we started each of those traditions, they were new too”. It made me laugh…it made me tear up a bit…and then I realized he was right. The important part about the traditions is who you do them with. Some old traditions will stand. And some new ones will be introduced.
And the family will be around me for each.
Thursday … Day with technologists – yay!
Interesting day with governance meetings with vendors, team celebration day of our strategy pillar ‘live continuous improvement’ with cake, my favorite demand meeting where we get to deal with all the new work and have some fun.
and yet, what stuck with me today was how many conversations I was in where we talked about focus.
- Focus on your priorities and stop trying to do everything at once
- Focus on your own job and let others do theirs
- Focus on the work and not on the meetings
- Focus on the outcomes and not on the status reports
- Focus on the decision you need from the discussion and not on the powerpoint
And each time the person appreciated the reminder.
Tomorrow, I bet we reap the rewards.