- To start your day intentionally positively. I’ve started my morning routine with reading, getting ready, and then finding one thing I can do to make my day better. Most days that’s cleaning. Therefore, my mornings have become my gift to my future self.
- Read more. I have a stack of books on my dresser that I have every intention of reading. So, this was my reminder that I enjoy reading and should take the time to do it. I like waking up and starting my morning with a good book, keeps me in my warm bed but wakes up my mind.
- Read faster, learn something new. Kwik gives some tips and tools for speed reading so I’ve been trying them out as I read. This has not only been good for working through the aforementioned stack of books, but it has also been good for me to push myself. I’m working on something that challenges me and gives me a sense of accomplishment.
Limitless was well worth the read. Jim Kwik has a positive twist on everything and is easy to understand. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
I’ve been reading How to Lead When Your Boss Can’t (or Won’t) by John C. Maxwell. I would highly recommend it, especially for those who have any sort of leadership position within a company (regardless of how good your boss is). It has some great suggestions for leading well from wherever you are within a company. A couple of quotes that stood out to me:
Maxwell’s definition of success: “having those who are closest to me love and respect me the most.”
Maxwell’s definition of high morale: “I make a difference.”
Much of the book talks about employee buy in, helping them feel like their contribution matters, and understanding that a company’s success depends on all parties involved doing their job well. As I read, the theme that drew my attention throughout the book is communication and gratitude. Talk to your people, let them know you’re grateful for their efforts, and use their strengths to help your company improve.
Maxwell has many wonderful suggestions that can be implemented no matter your position. Well worth the read!