You can bet on this: today there will be challenges you’ll face as a leader.
So what if there was a way to invest 5-10 minutes each day that would save you hours of time on the back end?
Ruckus Makers know this to be my why: “Everyone wins when a leader gets better. Everyone wins when you get better.”
At BLBS we support and stretch effective school principals. I’m obsessed with helping leaders level up.
Recently I started writing on mental models — tools that will help you make better decisions. They also will help you be more of a proactive leader versus reactive.
The other day, I challenged a friend of mine to journal daily for 2-weeks. I gave him a variety of questions to choose from. He accepted.
It was slow going at first, but since I asked, he didn’t want to let me down. After the initial friction of getting started, the momentum began to build and now he has built a journaling habit.
Of all the questions I shared with my friend, he found one to be the most powerful.
Because thinking and then writing about the questions for 5-10 minutes in the morning saved him loads of time at the back-end of “cleaning up messes.”
In the 3-minute video below, I reveal the exact question he answered daily and tell the story of why he found it so useful.
So how about you? Will you start journaling about a challenge you face like my friend Gene?
This small investment in the front-end of each day saved him an incredible amount of time later in the day.
Be proactive versus reactive.
If you enjoyed this post, I recommend reading this one next. It’s on self-awareness and also offers a free resource on the 3 questions I ask myself every morning.