Look for Learning and Inspiration

Leadership is hard. Running a company, dealing with all the risks, and still being there for everyone who is joining you on the journey is a constant juggle.

You can definitely help this by hiring and delegating, as discussed before, but you also have to take care of yourself: you are the linchpin. Part of that is recharging (discussed here); the other part is looking for opportunities to learn and get inspired.

For the former, read! Even the books that entertain have positive benefits, but ideally also read nonfiction on leadership, management, business, etc. If you need some good recommendations, contact me and I'm happy to share.

For the latter, there are a multitude of sources. If you have children, spend some time with them; if not, spend it with your family and friends. If you like nature, take a walk without your phone and just take it in. 

There are also apps out there that can help. My favorite is Momentum, which capitalizes on all our browser time by making new tabs a thing of beauty and inspiration (along with a few productivity features). This is today's new tab, thanks to Momentum: 

The background is inspiring, but the quote is even more so: 
“There is never enough time to do everything, but there is always enough time to do the most important thing.” Brian Tracy
That's something that all of us in leadership need to be reminded.

Takeaway: continue to look for lessons and inspiration from every aspect of your life.
Brian Tracy


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