16 Secrets for Dealing with an Empty Tank
You can’t lead with an empty tank.
16 energy drainers:
- Incomplete tasks.
- Responsibility without authority.
- Proving you’re right rather than seeking best solutions.
- Following urgencies rather than priorities.
- Pretending you’re something you aren’t.
- Feeling alone and disconnected.
- Procrastination. Go do that dirty deed before it does you in.
- Negative people and complainers.
- Reactive rather than proactive living.
- Incompetence both in you and others.
- Living for the approval of others.
- Uncommitted teams.
- Unmotivated individuals.
- Being taken for granted.
- Backstabbers and gossips.
- Bitterness and resentment.
Thanks to the Leadership Freak Facebook crew who inspired the list of energy drainers.
16 ways to fill your own tank:
- Develop the team around you.
- Trust someone.
- Humble yourself to a trusted advisor. Find someone who listens to the things you really think but don’t feel you can say.
- Hang with can-do rather than can’t-do people.
- Begin asking, “Does this matter?” Do more of what matters and less of what doesn’t.
- Find a brag buddy and share your successes and accomplishments. Brag buddies celebrate; they don’t diminish or out do.
- Stop something without starting something new.
- Hire a coach. Mine is Bob Hancox.
- Build friendships outside your organization.
- Finish a task.
- Spend time in self-reflection.
- Change a routine.
- Breathe deeply.
- Create gratitude lists.
Treat yourself like you matter because you do.
What drains your tank?
How do you fill your own tank?