I recently attended an organizational effectiveness training retreat for an organization I’m a member of. One of the most powerful things I learned was how easily an organization’s culture can get off track, and how possible it is to get things BACK on track.
So think about an organization you’re a part of, or even a relationship you have with someone to make it easier to imagine. If you have one bad interaction with someone, you may say “Oh we had a tiff,” or “we didn’t see eye to eye…” and you chalk it up to a misunderstanding, but the relationship isn’t over.
If you have two or three bad encounters, internally you go on alert. You may start to rethink the relationship and even say “We’re not in a good place…” But once you get into the four-five range with negative encounters, you’re in the red zone. In the training, our facilitator said that 5x is a DECISION that this is how we will deal with each other. This is our culture.
But what I find fascinating is the same way you can make a decision to not check an organization’s culture, and just let it be toxic, you can also make a decision to be positive.
You can make a decision to fix things.
You can make a decision to change.
And if you can make five steps in a positive direction, you can start the process of reversing the negativity. You can decide the culture will be good.
Your relationship with yourself is the same way. You can make a decide with your actions to change your personal culture.
So if you haven’t been prioritizing your calling, or making time to package your genius, let’s change your personal culture.
To make this practical, I want to know what’s on your calendar this week? If you’re ready to prioritize your goals, where are you fitting that on your upcoming agenda? Where are you making space?
What step can you make this week to change your personal culture?
For me, I’m really to bring some intention to my new morning drop-off routine. My kids’ new school is near some of my favorite hiking trails, so I’m excited to build some hiking, thinking and writing time into my weekday agenda.
As I’ve mentioned before, daily thinking and writing time really helps me feel centered and pays off in every area of my life from my business, to my creative writing, to my marriage, to my parenting. So it’s silly to not do what I know works for me.
I’m changing my personal culture. I’m making what I know works for me a priority. This way I’m being intentional. I’m not letting my life happen to me by default. I’m not wondering why I’m no closer to my goals than I was last time I checked.
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