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So what's the deal with the motivational posts?
So, you might have read the description for this Substack and be wondering, “What is the deal with all the motivational posts that Vasko’s been posting lately?”
There’s a couple reasons for the posts being the way they have been lately, so I wanted to take a moment to explain the intent behind them, and why it directly relates to leadership in various ways of working.
The base reason
The base reason for the posts being the way they have been lately has to do with my building of a habit. I wanted to be writing more, and I wanted to spend more time thinking about helping people implement different ways of working. Knowing that I was failing to spend the amount of time I wanted to be writing, I adopted a couple mindsets:
If it’s painful, do it more and do it in smaller increments.
I needed to come with some experiment to try to help move the measure in the right direction.
So I had heard about the concept of writing prompts, and I also have a tendency to write down my thoughts throughout the day when I’m working with others. So this became the experiment:
Use the thoughts I write down and those become the writing prompts each day, to help me spend more time writing.
So far, it’s been working.
The reason for the “motivational” posts
So the second half of the explanation is a two-fold thing.
I’ve been back into financial reading and podcasts, and a lot of finance stuff is actually geared around habits and behaviors, and frankly, so is getting most things done in life. so that has shaped a lot of the lens I have been looking at the world through.
To get things done when it comes to change, that also takes a lot of behavioral awareness and habit building. That is at the core of change. So, naturally there is a connection between taking action and being able to help shape an organizations way of working, because it will most likely be something different than what you’re doing today.
You have to start with intention when it comes to change
Moreso than anything else, to give yourself the best chance for success, you need to start with intention and desire when it comes to any change, and so that naturally applies to being a leader and helping shape the ways of working and delivering value for an organization. If you can’t effectively articulate why you want to change, why it’s important to change and get to the outcomes you want in different ways than you do today, it’s going to be really hard to bring others along on that journey, and to even keep on course yourself.
Could you get lucky? sure.. but I would rather give myself the best chance to get to the outcomes I want by applying some intention and action.
If this type of thinking, applied to ways of working, leadership, management, and all that good stuff.. stay tuned.
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