As virtual and remote professionals, we often work interpedently and autonomously, with colleagues miles away and/or many time zones away.
Having the motivation to do great work can be critical for success. Also key to remote work, is generating the momentum it can take when we are often a “one stop shop”, given that we are often responsible for many different facets of our work. We may be the face to customers, as well as a designer and book-keeper, all in the same week.
Creating an annual theme and/or intention can help us lean into what’s important in our work. It can also be something we return to again, and again, throughout the year.
I thought it would be interesting to have you experience a little bit of what I do in the PlanDoTrack Virtual Retreat which is take people through a series of reflective prompts and exercises. I've created a short 2 minute video which you can view below.
Carve out a few minutes to view this video, noting the photos which resonate most with you, and how you want them to connect with your focus this year.
After you have watched the video, take a few minutes to note what photos or images connected most. What theme can that point to you to for 2019?
Having a theme for the year can create a powerful framework for Virtual and Remote Professionals. Just like a vision, they help us through the ebbs and flows of work.
A quick reminder of some other content you may be interested in:
1. A few days ago I started to share the weekly 2019 series - 52 Weeks of Planning, Doing and Tracking. It's a compendium, or supplement, of the PlanDoTrack Workbook and Planner. For those that have a copy of either the PlanDoTrack Workbook and Planner or the Coaching Business Builder, you may be interested in taking some weekly action around your planning, reflection and tracking. Each week I will be focusing on a different theme related to the book. They are geared to give you a chance to pause, reflect and apply.
Posts will come out early Friday morning, giving you time during your week's wind-down to reflect and work through the related activities that day, over the weekend or early in the new week. The first one - Week 1 of the 52 Week Compendium - came our a few days ago on Friday January 4th. You can catch it here.
2. Do check out the 19 for 2019 Productivity Tips which have been posted over at the Teams365 blog. I’ll be sharing more as we continue to move though January. View the past Teams365 Productivity Tips here .
Looking forward to continuing the conversation with you this year! Please pass on these links to others who are interested. Thank you!
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Jennifer Britton is the blogger behind the popular Teams365 blog, a daily,blog for team leaders and members since 2014. Her latest publication is the PlanDoTrack Workbook and Planner. Pick up a copy at Amazon.
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