Happy August!

To support you in being F.I.R.S.T. (Future-Ready. Innovative. Relevant. Strategic. Trusted.), here's 1 tip, 1 question and 1 quote.

1. The F.I.R.S.T. Tip

Have you ever felt easily triggered by people or situations?
Then, it may be time to shift your red line further out.
When we hold our red line too close, we often delay the need to…

  • Speak to the person to better understand
  • Speak up
  • Give feedback
  • Take time for self-care
  • Seek support
  • Say no

… till it’s too late.
So, try shifting your red line out.
Create a buffer zone for yourself.
You will find yourself responding rather than reacting.
And you will be saying yes to...

Better physical, emotional, and mental health.

Tip: Shift your red line out. Create a buffer zone for your emotions.

2. The F.I.R.S.T. Question

Successful leaders focus on what’s working well, not what’s going wrong. They spend the remaining time minimizing problems (rather than solving them all).
When you do so, this gives you momentum to move forward and multiply your impact with less effort.
Ring-fencing your problems also enables you to prioritize the most mission-critical challenges and avoid being stuck with trying to solve all issues.
You will be amazed how minor problems and frustrations often get resolved automatically when you act on your goals and what’s working well.
Remember, you get more of what you focus on.

3. The F.I.R.S.T. Thought of the Month (Though this is for life)

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