Rediscover Your Drive

It's officially Golf Month in Australia. Did you know that?

I tripped over this fact whilst reading our community email advertising all the events being held at our @sandhurstclub.

What caught my attention was the effective slogan - REDISCOVER YOUR DRIVE

If it's not golf, then what is your drive that requires rediscovering?

If it's not golf, then what is your drive that requires rediscovering?

How cool is that. For me, it says "stop, slow down, think and consider, what haven't I done for so long that I loved doing and was I pretty good at it!  Now, this could be so many things: sport, hobbies, a specific skill, something you studied, an aspect of a previous role, cooking, cleaning (joking!) and the list continues.

Tell me that you don't need to read further; just answer this tough question: What innate energizing force have you been suppressing for way too long?

It's a gorgeous day today - why not stop, slow down, think and consider how you might rediscover this drive.

If you can't do it on your own - shout out, and I'll send you a couple of tools to help you.

Alternatively, if you need time out and work well in a group setting, you may benefit from one of our workshops in the Driving Your Life program which targets this subject. 

I'm off to hit a few balls!

Follow The Leader

Follow The Leader

When I was a kid, I loved playing 'follow the leader'. We'd walk, skip or even run in a line and copy what the leader of the line was doing. It was so much fun. I found that my shy self always ran out of ideas of what to do and preferred following the others in the 'leader' role - it was much more fun and sometimes challenging to do what you were told.

I liken this to most people I meet. They prefer to follow others. They're not keen or interested to take the front of the line role and set the challenging tasks to be completed. However, they do like to be engaged and made to feel that they add value to what's been done.

I'm heading out in a moment to work with a client who plays  'Toe the Line' and they're concerned that their group of followers aren't committed to playing by the rules! They are continually told what to do and they're not following.

There are several reasons why they might not enjoy the 'toe the line' game.  So the client has called for guidance and we're 'work-shopping' the game with the followers. I'm going to introduce them to the game 'follow the leader' and see if they enjoy what it offers.

We can't push people to follow, however we can lead them and engage them to enjoy the game. Likewise we can't always be the leader in the game; it's worthwhile to play in the game to understand what's going on. 

Le't play!