It’s the end of a busy week. Staff concerns, customer calls, emails, financial reports, and you find yourself with five minutes spare.
Spend the time on yourself. You have achieved something this day or this week towards a goal you have set yourself. Maybe you have decided to listen more and there have been a number of times today where you can definitely say that happened.
Whatever your goal is, if you have displayed some of your target behaviours this week, then reward yourself. Book that pedicure, order that book, secure your movie tickets, make the call and book the seats to the play you want to see. Of course none of these may be a reward for you – rewards are personal and what one finds rewarding – another finds punishing.
The point is that this week you have achieved a planned change in your behaviour, choose something you find reinforcing and celebrate your achievement. It’ll take you a step closer to achieving your goal.
By Joe Moore. Joe is the founder and principal of Kimber Moore Associates. He and his team are highly skilled in helping leaders and staff deal with uncertainty, change, complexity and conflicts. You can contact Joe here