Get a Tune-up

007This is my bike just before going into the shop. You can’t tell parked where it is, but the back tire had just blown. Fortunately for me, my ride had taken me out of the country and into town near my wife’s office.

At the end of the warm riding season last year, I had decided to ride through the winter. I went and bought some cold weather gear and kept that commitment. Just as the weather was getting warmer, I noticed several things that needed attention – tires and one of the shifters needed replacing. I kept riding.

On the day this photo was taken, I had ridden through the country into town. I normally don’t go into town. I was headed back out of town to take the country route back to my house when I heard it – the air rushing out of the back tire. Now I had to get to the shop.

How many leaders have treated their own care like I did my bike – waiting until something makes them stop and check in for a tune-up?

Don’t let this happen to your leadership ride. Take care of yourself. Do it regularly. Determine how you best do this and schedule this regular maintenance just as you schedule other areas of your work.

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About Jeff Brunson

In this whirling 21st Century the individual needs to embrace the authentic self and confidently leverage the energy and power found there. As we entered the 21st Century, I became more concerned about what leaders like you needed for successful influence and personal fulfillment. As we move deeper into this challenging 21st Century, I’m more convinced than ever that the core of my work is in helping individual leaders remember who they are − a trueness. It is about confidence found in your authenticity.

2 thoughts on “Get a Tune-up

  1. In life most people wait till the last minute to upgrade themselves…

    don’t wait till they lay people off before you develop your skills,

    don’t wait till things starts falling apart before you stand up.

    The time to take a stand is now..

    Sorry Jeff…I’d buy you another bike…:-)

  2. I couldn’t agree with you more on this point. I’ve found if I don’t take the time to recharge my batteries, I am not ready to face the intellectual challenges my job faces day in and day out. Even worse, I find myself mentally fatigued and not able to spend the right time with my team. This is time they badly need to be heard and recognized. In the end, it doesn’t have to be hours to recharge, but it does have to part of your regular routine.

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