Soar into 2022
Welcome to 2022!
We are back at work and excited for the new year.
We’ve made it through another year of Netflix binges, Zoom meetings, mask-wearing, and copious amounts of sanitiser. Who knows what 2022 will bring us, but no matter what happens, we’re here to support you to redefine success and achieve your goals.
Once again, we can take our learnings from the past year and plan for a better 2022. Well, what we can control anyway!
Before you completely eliminate 2021 from your mind, take some time to reflect on what you achieved during the year. Ask yourself the following questions, write down your answers, and store them somewhere safe to revisit at the end of the year. If you did something similar last year, pull out your answers and spend time reflecting.
- What are you most proud of from 2021?
- What was your biggest learning?
- What is the most valuable thing you learned about yourself?
- Who were the most influential and supportive people for you?
- What three things from the year are you most grateful for?
- What do you wish you’d done more of?
- What do you wish you’d done less of?
- What three words sum up the year for you?
- What skills could you better utilise this year?
- What areas should you stretch this year?
- What will success look like to you in 2022?
Let’s stay connected again this year. There are countless ways we can support you and your business and help you achieve time, mind, and financial freedom. Book a complimentary catch up, lock in a Business Planning session, or reach out for some of our complimentary resources.
The closer we work together, the more we can achieve.
Here’s to 2022!
Getting back into work after a break can be hard.
You might be struggling to get back into your routine and engage your brain in work. Or, perhaps you spent time setting your goals and planning your year and you’re full speed raring to go. There is, however, an optimum approach somewhere between these two scenarios – we call this hitting ‘The Performance Zone’.
The ‘Performance Zone’ sits between the ‘Comfort Zone’ and the ‘Danger Zone’.
It’s easy to hang out in your Comfort Zone. We just keep doing what we’ve always done because so far it’s worked… and there’s no motivation to change. However, sitting comfortable in times of such rapid change can leave you exposed. Your competitors, those working in the Performance Zone, setting goals and making incremental changes and improvements, could squeeze you out.
Working in The Performance Zone enables you to break bad habits and form good ones, achieve your goals, and improve the value of your business. When working in your Performance Zone, you’ll be engaged in your work and adopt new learnings, processes and technology to streamline your business and make it more efficient.
Be wary of putting the full throttle down though. If you stretch too far out of your Comfort Zone, past the Performance Zone, you may find yourself in the Danger Zone. Committing to a massive amount of change all at once can lead to volatility, burnout, mistakes resulting re-work, the loss of a key team member, and cause you to work even longer hours for no gain (apart from stress gain).
The aim is to set goals and implement changes to move beyond your Comfort Zone into your Performance Zone. If you do find yourself hitting the Danger Zone, it’s ok. Retreat back into your Performance Zone… not back to your Comfort Zone. You’re here to improve your business performance, that won’t happen from your Comfort Zone.
This concept applies to your entire team.
Motivate them to work in their Performance Zone instead of their Comfort Zone but have processes in place to prevent their burn out. If you notice someone coming in early, staying late and visibly stressed, find out why. Speak to them about the Performance Zone and offer support to help them manage their workload, prioritise work and reduce their stress levels.
Want help reaching your Performance Zone? Get in touch to find out how we can help!
“In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” – Mark Zuckerberg