July 2, 2012 – Are you embracing your independence? How are you claiming or reclaiming your independence in a way that serves you and others better? How are you nurturing and encouraging independence in others? We can be our own worst enemies in tying ourselves down doing things we really don’t want to be doing that someone else would be thrilled to be doing. This is especially important to be aware of if you are being counted on to do what you do best and are being pulled away from this to “handle other things.” Part of helping others to be more independent in support of your efforts could be as simple as: taking the time to train them, or documenting a process, or helping them understand how to do something and why it is important.
Take an MM&I Moment this Independence Day week to list what could help you become more independent in your work or life? What resources do you need? What abilities do you need? What could, or should you hand off to someone else? What do you need to teach someone? What could you document into a procedure or systemize so you are no longer the only one doing this activity? Choose a couple of steps you could take to reclaim or gain more independence and take action. Feeling a sense of freedom to focus more on what you love and enjoy doing is within your grasp. So, make it happen starting now.
Synergized Quote of the Week
“Independence is best used in accordance with helping others. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.” - George Bernard Shaw
Yours in synergistic thinking,