You’ve been going fast and pushing hard – working 10, 12 or more hours a day. Weekends have been forfeited so projects can be completed and budgets and plans for a new year completed. You’ve kept telling yourself, “A little bit more. I’m almost there.”

Because, you think, when you get to that magical date on the calendar, the day when there are no meetings scheduled and no boss to whom you must answer…that’s when you’ll stop.

(Yeah, right. If only it worked that way.)

Just because we take our foot off the gas pedal doesn’t mean we stop. Momentum carries us days down the road. In fact, many of us have been going so fast, we may have built enough thrust to send us all the way to…

…2019, where we’ll have to press down on the pedal again.

What’s needed is a transition mechanism to effectively move from the chaos, speed and intensity of the work place to the centered, present, and calm of a holiday we long to experience.

To effectively go from work-place fast to holiday-slow in 60 seconds, try this framework of four questions:

  • What have I learned about myself that prepares me to be at my best in the days ahead?
  • Where in the past have I demonstrated the ability to be present and in the moment?
  • What is my greatest reward for successfully transitioning into this holiday period?
  • What will I do – right now – to be the best I can be for myself and others in the days ahead?

The inspired crew at Verus Global thanks you for bringing the greater you into the workplace this year. Your leadership makes a difference at work – and at home. May the coming days be brilliant for you.

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