It’s fascinating to watch a bird make a nest. The way they build it, twig by twig, trash by trash. They use their instincts to find the right materials. Finding, placing, molding, tweaking twig after twig, in a way that will fully support the eggs they plan to lay and coddle until new life hatches. They know no other way.
Borrow this process for a minute. Inspect your business’ nest. Is your foundation solid? Did you gather exactly what you need to create the life you want to lead? Or did you mistakenly pick up a few things along the way that don’t really fit with your grand plan.
Focus. Focus. Focus.
We may very well be the only animals on the planet who multi-task. More often than not, it gets in the way of individual and collective progress. It disables us into doing just enough to check something off a very long list of things to do. Mind racing. Fingers frantic. Who’s next? How can I help? What do you need?
Think about your list for a second. What would happen if you just picked up one twig at a time. Start to finish. Next. Start to finish. Next. Start to finish. Granted, this may be impossible with some tasks. May be: you won’t know until you try.
It’s worth trying. The power of attention is that you work with intention. This leads to less frazzle and more dazzle— a solid nest, fully developed and reinforced, ready to hatch new life.
Join Tracey at our #OMHG chat tomorrow, Thursday May 10 from 1-2EST, to talk about our business foundations and how we can strengthen our nests with intention.