Feeling unproductive and stuck? Write a five year goal. Avoid endless “urgent” tasks focused on tomorrow. Write to-do lists focused on the 5 year goal. Delegate what is not ciritcal to the 5 year goal. Create one simple ritual that will renew your energy – a walk around the block at lunchtime, a tea break in an area other than your office, a conversation with someone you don’t know well.
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Mary Lee Gannon is the president of Gannon Group – a full service executive coaching, training and consulting firm that provides turnaround strategies for people and organizations by improving team performance, executive leadership skills, board performance, planning and project execution. Mary Lee’s personal turnaround came as a stay-at-home mother, with four children under seven-years-old, who endured a divorce that took she and the children from the country club life to public assistance from where within a short time she worked out of that to the level of CEO. Her book “Starting Over – 25 Rules for When You’ve Bottomed Out” is available in bookstores, on Amazon or on her web site. Visit Mary Lee’s website at www.StartingOverNow.com or Email Mary Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.