Every fall I take a moment to enjoy the leaves falling from the trees. I stop to truly recognize that with each leaf falling, the tree is giving up a part of itself it no longer needs. Trees do this naturally. Human beings on the other hand, releasing means work. Organizations rarely do this. We love to hold on to people, events, and ideas that no longer really move our organization closer to its vision/mission.
Being a leader in this transformational time means being open and willing to try new things and expand your comfort zone.
7 things your organization should release like the leaves:
- The need to be perfect
- The need to have all the answers
- The past
- Friends or relationships that no longer serve the good of the organization
- Fear your organization is not doing enough
- The idea of lack in money or resources
- Attachment to the way things have always been
Together as leaders we harvest the garden this fall. As a leadership team, take a moment to harvest your good. You can do this in a variety of ways:
- Review all the good things you have done this year
- Begin a meditation practice as a board – be mindful and have a moment of quiet at the beginning of each meeting
- Write a thank you note and mail it to your key staff and volunteers
- Vision what you want for the year ahead
As the energy of this planet moves to the darkest parts of the year, honor the change of seasons by choosing what you want to change about yourself and your organization. Release those things no longer serve you and claim fully the things that will.
Let me know what you claim for yourself and your business this fall via email email@example.com