Trust me, I get it. I used to set goals all the time. In fact, I looked forward to it. There’s something thrilling about writing down everything you want to accomplish, isn’t there? But after years of failing, learning, and analyzing, I’ve realized that the cons tend to outweigh the pros. Besides, apparently only 8% of people actually achieve their New Year’s resolutions.
Running a front desk comes with more hurdles than people assume. All at once, the phones are going crazy, people are lining up with questions, someone’s mad, another guy’s lost, and someone else is telling you their life story. (Not interested, buddy!!) At times, you may feel like you’re babysitting grown professionals (seriously, the only difference is you don’t have to change diapers). And, of course, among the chaos, you can’t forget to smile!
Don't let missed goals de-motivate you. It's nearly the end of January, but I wouldn't be surprised if many have already given up on New Year's resolutions.
Most of us can relate to feeling overwhelmed when it comes to our Inboxes. The truth is, you're just too busy helping people, being creative, and kicking ass at your job - your time is too valuable to spend it worrying about your Gmail. So let's make that a little easier, shall we? We shall.
Someone once told me that God created time because our minds can't handle everything at once. I don't remember who said it, where I heard it, or when this happened - but it clicked. I finally understood that God is all-knowing because He exists outside of time and space. He's outside of our reality. When viewed from this perspective, we can understand that time is a gift.
If I asked you what you did yesterday, you would probably answer the same way anyone else would by only sharing the highlights. I'm sure you wouldn't mention that you brushed your teeth, ate food, and combed your hair. Those are daily habits - there's nothing unique about those details.
Every year we do the same thing. Towards the end of December, we create a list of goals we'd like to reach in the following year. These goals typically focus on an outcome we'd like to achieve, but they fail to focus on the approach we'll take to get there. The most common goals we make are to lose weight, save more money, and focus on self-care. Does it usually work? No, they very rarely ever work. I don't think I've ever managed to keep my new year's resolutions, and it seems to me that most people can relate.
Today’s post is again inspired by the latest Praxis Wednesday call. Today's point to spend some deep thought about is on to-do lists and tasks - particularly, big tasks.
You researched the company, submitted your application and sat in the interview. But after the agony of waiting to hear back, turns out you didn't get the job. Now you ask yourself this question: "What's my next move?" It's difficult to hear news like this - especially when you invested time and effort into getting the job. The good news is that it can still be worth it.
I'm currently in Module 6 of the Praxis program, and in this module, we go through a section of the program called the "placement process". In this section, we form value propositions to send to BP's (business partners) to begin the apprenticeship portion of the program. I formed a system that helps me in doing so - here's everything in 5 steps: