Staying Motivated

Sometimes leading a team can be hard. Most days I feel like I am lucky to be working with such great people, but I admit there are days where my motivation tanks and quite frankly I'm just tired.

I was speaking to a friend over LinkedIn honestly about this, and she said she was going through the same thing. However, I think she is tired for different reasons. She puts a lot of pressure on herself to always have the right answers and to always be available to her team. Between the grind of being available to her management and then always making sure things are perfect for her team, she's just exhausted.

Here's my thoughts:

  1. Be Realistic - You can't be all things to everyone. And what you can and can't do, might vary from week to week. So, it might pay to set weekly or daily goals and dismiss what's not important or things that people can manage on their own.

  2. Give Yourself Some Slack - You can't know everything and guess what, you will make mistakes. That's ok. Really, it's ok. Just admit them, learn from them and move on.

  3. Learn from others - This could be from your own team, your peers or your management. Take a look at what is working well for them and how you can apply it to your routine.

  4. Think positive - I know that sounds silly, but I hear so many people talking negatively about themselves (men and women). "I could have or I should have known better", in a more beating up way instead of "this is what I will do next time".

In summary, setting yourself up with some strategies to handle down time is a leadership strength I should probably work on more. What things do you do to keep yourself motivated? I would love to hear your ideas as I am learning just like everyone else. Lead with greatness!!

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