I didn't think it was possible, but it actually seems to have gotten more chaotic, intense and exhausting in early 2017 than it was in 2016 and I thought things were pretty crazy then. As many of you know, Russell Martin & Associates, 'my oldest child', was acquired by Moser Consulting, a prestigious national IT consulting group. We will still be the RMA you know and trust and we're always going to continue to change performance in people and organizations with fun, fast, flexible learning solutions. Now, we have the opportunity to do even more, given the very smart, collaborative and outcome focused people we are privileged to work with. The sky's the limit. And you know me, if
the sky's available, I want it all.
So, yes, I may have a few too many projects on my list that I'm anxious to start. I must learn to say no a bit more so my calendar allows me time to think. Even in the busy-ness, my most important focus has to be growing the leaders who help me grow this business. It is so tempting to delay that while chasing all the new opportunities. I know that I am usually over stretching (I've got some D - Dominance for sure, and I - Influence which can drive my need to produce). As I get worn down and stressed, my EQ cares for me by narrowing my focus. These times mean that I am likely and unknowingly acting like a jerk to other people. Not my customers; more likely the ones I love - my family at home and work. Any chance you think you're OK, but others think you're a Jerk?