My friend Lisa Aldisert-Founder of PHAROS Consulting, a management consulting firm that works with organizations in the areas of strategy, business development, and organizational/leadership development is terrific and someone I have known for years. She writes a weekly Tip and I always learn something so useful from it–this week on "letting it go" really resonated and I want to share it with you and also give you the opportunity to learn from Lisa every week.
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Tip of the Week
Welcome to this week's issue of Executive Insight.
Let It Go
Sometimes you just need to let it go. "It" can be anything. The other day I realized that one of my favorite silver bracelets was missing from my wrist, and I became very distracted when I retraced my steps trying to find it. When I ran out of options, I needed to let it go. If I hadn't, I would have been distracted for the rest of the day.
Obviously, the bracelet is a metaphor. You'll know when you need to let go because chances are, you are too attached. It can be something that you do all the time, or it can be a dream that you're holding on to that never quite comes into focus.
Staying so affixed to an idea, a person, a concept – any concrete thought – can prevent us from seeing opportunities in other areas.
Here are some examples of things you might need to let go of:
Think about the times when you've "let it go." I'm willing to bet that the outcome was better than the situation you were in before. Think about what you need to shed now – it's a good time to do so.
And, by the way, I found the bracelet that night in the foyer of my apartment. That makes a particularly happy ending, and I was even happier that I had "let it go" earlier and not wasted my day brooding over it.
Have a great week!
Copyright 2009 Lisa M. Aldisert
Lisa Aldisert is the president of Pharos Alliance, Inc., a management consulting firm that works with organizations in the areas of strategy, business development, and organizational/leadership development. Give us a call at 212-332-3241 to see how we can help you create strategies that make sense for your organization, and result in increased revenue and profitability.
Issue #29, October 15, 2009
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