Business is not local or national any more, but worldwide. The internet and social media keeps us connected constantly.
Nothing is private and most of us are dancing through hoops to keep up with the demand.
So if too much is expected of us, I say:
Get off the treadmill.
Decrease the sound.
In order to succeed, we need to slow it down.
We need to expect less from ourselves and be okay with it.
We need to help others see that less is more.
We need to address this constant state of being on call:
Turn off the cell phone.
Shut down the computer.
Take the time to have a meaningful encounter
Make the time to tell the people you love that you love them.
Seek the opportunities that make you happy.
If you’re feeling that too much is expected of you, remember:
You make the guidelines. You set the boundaries. You put the brakes on it.
Otherwise you will be doing this until you can’t do it any more . . . and then what?
Kindness and gentleness toward ourselves are needed when we feel too much is expected of us. Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect. That is why we need to take it.
Only in our breakdowns can we evolve and emerge. Only in our overwhelming moments can we say we need a change.
Lead From Within: Be honest with your capacity for giving. Be authentic with what you need and how much you need to take for yourself. Be okay with saying NO!
Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness is being released by Portfolio May 2017.