This month, Jon’s article, Firing Yourself, is featured in the Denha & Associates, PLLC Blog.
We all have certain things – patterns, assumption sets, habits — that we bring to the table. And we get stuck in how we do and see things.
Here’s a quick exercise to give you new perspective:
- Write down one reason you would fire yourself. Identify that certain characteristic that isn’t working or helping you get to where you want to be.
- Then write one reason, and one characteristic, why you’re going to re-hire yourself.
- Now take it further and write down all of the reasons you would fire yourself, and all the reasons you’d hire yourself back. Give very specific and measurable reasons, and all the actionable activities you would do if you got your job back.
This exercise raises our own self-awareness of what we’re doing. It’s a way to clean up, and a good thing to do quarterly.