This is my last “Five thoughts” for the Year. Seriously you didn’t expect me to write on Christmas or New Years Day. I suspect on New Years Day I will be unable to string more than two words together. So here are few thoughts as I reflect on my week.
- Remember one person’s improved cash flow is someone else’s delayed invoice.
- Some business gurus haven’t even the slightest clue how to run a business. Watch out for ex-Apprentice contestants handing out business advice over the next year and remember you watched how bad they were.
- Some of the best ideas are the simplest but making something simple is not easy as you think.
- There is no system around that guarantees success. Hard work and determination or simply wanting it more than others is not enough. Sometimes things just don’t work out.
- It’s Christmas, whatever you celebrate, wherever you celebrate it and with whoever raise a glass with, enjoy, relax and put the out of office email ON.
Just five thoughts as I reflect on my week.
- It is possible to fall in love with something again. I have fallen out of love with networking, football, social media and probably a whole host of other things but returning to a former love can prove fruitful and enriching. Reach out to something or someone.
- Good people are good people and no amount of distance or time will change that – reconnect with the good ones.
- Revisit a social media channel that has lain dormant and you’ll be surprised at how much you can get out of it – revisit a channel you previously used it might surprise you.
- Opportunities come and go, don’t get hung up on the ones that passed you by, celebrate the ones you took and look forward to the next one that will come your way. – Reach out and take the opportunities that come your way.
- Celebrate the small things. Enough of them will eventually lead to bigger things. – Whatever you it is that has made your heart glad this week, celebrate it.
1. Even if it has been a bad week there will always be something you can be grateful for. You reached Friday at the very least
2. There is another week next week. World domination* may not have happened this week but it could in the week ahead. (*I don’t literally mean world domination unless you know something I don’t )
3. Give yourself some time off. Watch telly, read a book, go to a football match, go for a walk, whatever helps you to think about something else.
4. Remember you don’t HAVE to do anything. You will have responsibilities and there are consequences for not doing something but ultimately you can say NO. You might be surprised at how motivating this is. Knowing you don’t have to do something and then choosing to do it can be liberating.
5. Think ahead and plan one thing to do next week that you didn’t do this week