Today’s prompt is giving advice, on getting unstuck.
One thing I’ve learned, is to be careful giving advice. Often times, doing an experience share is more powerful than giving advice – which is often presumptuous and assumes that I know what needs to be done for that person.
How I get unstuck
1 – I don’t make excuses and do SOMETHING, ANYTHING now to get unstuck.
I made a top 3 goals for 2015 that I stuck on my wall. 1 personal goal, 1 business goal, and 1 family goal. Everyday I look at that goal, and think, what is the 1 most important thing I can do to move that goal forward. For example, I have some business growth goals: so when I feel like I could do more or perhaps “stuck” on that goal, I’ll take 5 minutes to do SOMETHING to move the ball forward. Today, I sent off 2 biz dev emails to folks that I can and should develop significant business from.
2 – I share stucks everyday with people who care
Every person at BootsnAll/AirTreks, has a Daily Huddle. At the Daily Huddle, each person shares:
A) Their #1 priority for the day (specifics)
B) If they are stuck
Just sharing it, often helps that person get unstuck, and when I have a stuck, it helps me too.
3 – I make a plan to get unstuck
Before I got divorced, I made a plan (rough draft) for my wife at the time, and I to “heal” and unstuck our relationship. The plan aligned with my core values and I felt good about the plan if she would work on it with me.
She decided not to, and that quickly led to our divorce. Which might sound like a sad thing, but it wasn’t that sad for me because I was getting unstuck in the marriage. Both paths (Heal or Divorce) were getting “unstuck” and ultimately an awesome thing for all concerned.
Day 5: What advice would you give for getting unstuck? via the Your Turn Challenge