Where do I start?
It was a month ago that I shared with you that we were getting floors put in throughout our house. Here’s an update and a leadership lesson.
After moving all of the furniture out of the upstairs, the project was delayed for two weeks as the floor did not ship from the manufacturer.
The day after they started on the floor, my remarkable mother-in-law passed away unexpectedly.
We returned from a week of mourning in Ohio to new floors at home. We also returned with COVID infections and Pam, our oldest son, and I have all been struggling to muster energy over the past week.
So, sick, sad, and overwhelmed, we faced living in a space where literally every room was either empty or packed full. In fact, we didn’t even have an operational kitchen sink the first night we returned.
There was, and still is, so much to do and our energy reserves are very low. So, where do we start?
It is easy to get distracted and begin working on whatever is in front of us, but that is the urgent approach. The strategic approach is to survey everything and ask, what will give us the best reward for the least effort?
The kitchen sink and beds were an obvious place to start. From there, we took care of a couple key parts of the kitchen and created a nice sitting space in the living room. You may have taken a different approach, but the critical point is to be intentional and invest in the things that will make the biggest difference with the least energy.
Do good and be well,
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