WORDS OF WISDOM
WORDS OF WISDOM
Are you keeping great ideas or something else to yourself because you’re not ready yet, it’s not perfect or you’re afraid of how it will be received?
I’m always listening to what you say. As a coach and workshop facilitator communication is very important and listening ranks high on the list of being a great communicator.
For years and for some reason more so since lockdown (enforced creativity time I imagine) I’ve been listening to people coming up with great ideas but then talking themselves out of it by saying “I don’t think now is the right time”.
The thing about an idea is that it’s up for the taking. If you don’t claim it someone else will, maybe not immediately but at some point.
Great ideas can be unique or they can be more commonplace.
Those who make the effort or are brave enough to claim the idea will be the ones who receive the credit, whatever that looks like.
Whether it’s an idea to write something, for improving a process at work or one you have for creating a social enterprise, the world needs your ideas and input.
Please find a way to deliver your idea, project or thoughts, it is the right time.
To use the well known quote “If not now when?”
So, if you are sitting on a great idea and fearful of delivering it for whatever reason, here are some pointers for you:
Are you overthinking it?
Things have changed dramatically over the past few weeks.
If you’re well, following social distancing and/or remote working you might be struggling with being inside or having a lack of variety compared to what you’re used to.
The Emails, WhatsApp, Messages and Social Media posts I’m seeing are asking for more ‘Face Times’, virtual meet ups and ideas for what to do to past the time.
If you’re used to having a vibrant social life and now find yourself home alone only going out for essentials you might be finding this very difficult and ever so lonely, missing the physical proximity to other humans and what ‘social connection’ brings.
This isn’t going to last forever, be creative with your perspectives and what you can do.
Here are some tips and ideas for you:
Catch-ups & Check-Ins
Make a list of people you haven’t seen or spoken to in a while, catch up with them one by one with an audio or video call, check in with them and see if they are ok.
I'm older and wiser than I look. After many years working in the corporate world I decided to branch out on my own.......Brave eh?