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Mindset and setting the mind

In Branding, Creative, Inspire, Language, Leadership, Learning, Personal Branding on December 22, 2013 at 3:58 am

So here we are. At the end of another year.

In the last few weeks, as Christmas approaches and every client wants everything completed and ‘signed off’ before we officially close for the holidays, it has become increasingly insane. So intensely busy on some days, the moments seem to disappear into thin air. But if we stop and capture them before they do, take the learnings from each experience, these moments become immortal. And become embedded in our minds.

I have also learnt how to master the art of juggling. Not that I never knew how to before, but I swear, my juggling skills have improved ten-fold. When multi-tasking different and several projects against conflicting deadlines, this is crucial. It’s partly due to this adeptness at juggling that my sanity is still intact.

Another thing I have mastered is the art of negotiation. You kinda need to in order to juggle, handle expectations, and work out a win-win solution.

And negotiation doesn’t just stop there, where you negotiate with others to manage your time effectively. Part of the success of juggling a busy schedule is negotiating with your mind. You need to will it to have the same approach as you would when eating an elephant, to borrow the phrase. One chunk at a time. Or climbing Mount Everest for that matter; one step at a time. Take it one day at a time, one project at a time, one issue at a time.

More importantly, it’s about the attitude you take when you’re eating your elephant. Or climbing Mount Everest. Or working on a project the client wanted done yesterday.

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