In January, I went to a spa. It was lovely being pampered with treatments. It was even good spending 8 hours a day exercising – walks, water aerobics and pilates. But what I committed to and actually did was set aside 2 hours a day to work.
What are your boundaries? If you keep saying “yes” to every request, you most likely will burn out – or at least disappoint people.
Perhaps you heard the expression “People don’t want to be sold, but they do like to buy.” I do believe this – and nowhere more so than buying a time share.
I am speaking to an engineering organization next week. On my customer needs call, I heard over and over again that some of the senior leaders are unwilling to listen to the ideas of newer (and, in many cases, younger) employees.