First of all, my heart goes out to the North Island, Hawkes Bay and everyone affected by Cyclone Gabrielle. Summer is hitting us with everything but those beautiful sunny days we know and love. Please stay safe and look after each other.
As I watched the devastating footage of the flooding, people were rolling up their sleeves, kicking off their shoes and getting on with helping others or making the best of their situation. I was in awe as I saw that little word in full effect once again… ‘resilience’. And the people of Aotearoa do it so blimmin’ well. It was truly inspiring.
The last three years have been ridiculously tough on so many people/hoa, whanau, communities and businesses/pakihi. It’s like we’ve been holding our breath, and we’re now finally able to exhale.
What I do know is that Kiwi resilience is a thing, and something to celebrate. The silver lining to the many clouds we’ve been under is that we have definitely taken another shot of resilience.
This is who we are, which is why we’ve been able to flex and pivot where and when needed. And this will be what sets us apart. We may not know what the future holds but we can hold on to our vision for the future, stay true to the mission we have set, and keep moving forward.
We’re all guilty of not practising what we preach. I’ll admit it. I do it myself. Occasionally... That’s why it’s so important to re-anchor, ask for help and get good advisory. I love executing the business of just getting stuff done.
Is this you? This year, we all need... ‘confidence’ and to work smarter not harder. That might come in the shape of action, action planning and working on priorities. Focus on what you need to do and visualise your purpose and paths for 2023. And write it down. And write it down again. Or contact me.
Let’s be mindful and intentional of where we spend our time. Silence the naysayers (that lil’ naysayer might be the one in your head) and yes, watch how much negative narrative you tune into.
Don’t be too hard on yourself and let’s remember – as cyclones and floods hit us where it hurts – we’re an amazing bunch and it’s okay to ask for help. You will never, ever, be disappointed by the outcome.
Hard sell moment… I want to remind you that one of Stratigi’s (and me, Kim Hill’s!) core beliefs is to add value to your business. Whether you buy an hour of our time, a workshop for your team, several coaching/mentoring sessions or an ongoing monthly arrangement, every dollar spent will see a greater return.
I can do this for you. You can look at your balance sheet or your strategic plan so hard that the letters and numbers turn into pink elephants, start swirling around your office and dancing in front of you. If that’s happening, it’s time to get that help.