Going to switch things up a bit here. I want to talk soft skills and self-optimization.
Most days I am rushing to work because I am literally excited to take on today's challenge. It is one of the great things about being an entrepreneur.
We all hit slumps, skids and stalls and it is well known that part of what separates the good from the great is resilience.
What I would like to know is personal best practices to staying hungry and staying passionate. I believe this is when we are at our best, in terms of creativity, quality, leadership and emotional engagement.
What I want to know is how people avoid or manage these speedbumps. Do you just shut up and push through it? Do you take a step back and reset? If so, what do you do when you are stepping back?
I'm sure this as all personal so there are no wrong answers but very interested to hear what people have to say. Please be specific regarding your methodologies.
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Great feedback so far.
To be clear, I am not burning out at all but I do think this subject is worth the exploration. There are procedural methods employed by people which allow them to produce their most inspired work. I don't think its as simple as either 'you're hungry or you aren't'.
Most of us would be considered high performers. I believe moving/maintaining the needle at these level requires more and more deliberate processes.
Keep the ideas rolling.