Navigating the New Year ahead requires Vision. The best leaders, teams and organizations will need to remember their GPA. No, not that GPA. They’ll need to be be Grounded, Prepared and Agile. What needs your Vision in the New Year?
1:28 – Jason introduces Season 4 episode 1 of the podcast. Welcome back to the podcast and thank you for listening. We wish to create content that engages your mind and heart and allows you to step back and think and add some positivity to your life. This podcast is about positive momentum and positive solutions. Jason extends warm wishes to everyone and wishes that you all had happy holidays and a good New Year.
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4:10 – Jason reviews the year of 2020 and what that meant as an opportunity for growth. 2021 is here but many of the challenges remain along with the opportunities. How we respond will impact the things around us.
New Year’s resolutions are popular yet 70-80% of them end within the first 3-4 weeks
6:40 – Research shows that people bail on New Year’s resolutions after just three to four weeks. Why is that? Jason dives into some explanations and how to avoid losing the battle with your goals this January.
7:01 – What is the focus, what are they borne out of? The ones that are not successful contains a difference in their mindset, they focus on what they are going to do. Jason reveals the secrets behind the people who are successful in reaching their goals. The mindset is who are they trying to be? Their being vs doing is what is most important, listen to the podcast referenced here Season 2: Be vs Do.
10:05 – As you begin to set goals for this new year, Jason urges to ask, who is it that I want to be? Rather than just a checklist of the things that we say we are going to do. If they are shallow and not rooted in that then research shows they will not be as successful.
11:23 – In the year 2020, Jason wants to remind us that we need to remember our GPA. GPA does not mean Grade point average, Jason quips. G – Grounded, we need to be grounded. With so much that is happening around us, as leaders and teams and organizations we need to be grounded and connected to our WHY. Be clear on what is within our control and how we are going to do the work. P – Prepared, the best leaders teams and cultures don’t just magically happen. The teams and organizations that had clarity around their values and how they move forward were better prepared to take the next step. What do we want, and what are we willing to prepare, design, and plan to make happen? A – Agile, 2020 taught us that we have to be agile. Even with the best preparations, not everything is within our control, so we have to be agile and to adapt, adjust, and keep moving forward in alignment with our mission.
20:26 – In a recent podcast, Jason talks about how what we allow lingers and what we teach triggers. Listen to that podcast Season 3 Ep 15: Culture: Allowing vs. Teaching here. The lack of clarity, the conversions we avoid, the bad habits that we allow in our teams, and our relationships become this toxic and distracting feeling in our culture. The best teams and organizations are aware of that by stepping back and asking what is it that we are allowing that we shouldn’t and how do we get back on track?
Thank you all for your support and listening to the Thermostat Podcast.
What would you like us to cover?
- What bad habits are allowed in your individual practice or your team or organization?
- What needs to be taught, encouraged, what are the messages that have been lost along the way?
- How will you help yourself and your team to stay grounded, prepared, and agile?
Remember, where you look is where you go. If you look to blame or gossip or If we look to being grounded, prepared, agile, where we look is where we go.
ABOUT THE THERMOSTAT
Conversations and micro-thoughts to engage your mind and heart.
A thermostat is proactive. It sets the temperature in a room. Controls the temperature. Regulates the temperature. But in today’s distracted, fast-paced and digital world, it’s easy for individuals and organizations to act more like thermometers, slipping into reactionary thinking, becoming scattered and inconsistent. The most compelling leaders, teams, organizations, families or collection of humans of any kind operate in thermostat mode. They calibrate their mind and heart to set the temperature for the vision and culture they want to create. Jason Barger, globally celebrated author, keynote speaker, and founder of Step Back Leadership Consulting, is the host of The Thermostat, a podcast journey to discover authentic leadership, create compelling cultures and find clarity of mission, vision, and values.