Have you noticed that I haven’t posted very much? Well, I’ve been busy researching some topics to write about. And there’s quite a bit of interesting stuff — like the cost of ‘good food,’ and the idea that being overweight doesn’t mean you’re a bad person, and the images we have of ourselves, and all kinds of other topics. They’ll be interesting, at least I hope they will be.
But I’m sitting here realizing that there’s been a whole lot of thinking and not much doing. And that applies to a number of areas, from thinking about not eating chocolate to my still-not-working plots to get to the gym. Elaborate schemes, no action. (Although I DO think that buying three pilates DVDs and a Tai Chi DVD counts to some extent, even though I couldn’t figure out the DVD player!)
But a conversation I had this evening offers some hope for this stalemate, at least for me. The message: I run the business of ME. I am the CEO. I make the decisions, arrange for benefits, take care of all the bills, manage the income, carry out various training programs, in general, I take care of the business.
Now, let’s be honest. I’m doing things — or not doing them, as the case may be — that I would never do at work. I’d never show up late for a meeting at work, yet I’m not keeping my gym appointments. I’m considered a key piece of the internal education program, but am I taking the time to learn Pilates to focus on my core? NO.
When I’m overwhelmed at work, I first take a few minutes and figure out the priorities and come up with a plan. It often involves recruiting other people to lend their particular skills. And what do I do when I’m overwhelmed in my personal life? Head for the chocolate!
This all ties in with one of my key personal observations. And that is that I’ve never met an overweight person who put themselves first in their lives. And here I am, taking so much better care of my 9-5 job and not of my own personal corporation.
So, my company isn’t doing as well as it should, and it’s time to re-evaluate the goals and the path. There’s ALWAYS a chance for a mid-course correction. So here it is! I now declare the reorganization of JANE’S COMPANY. The first item on the agenda is to make a list of goals and the tasks I need to do to accomplish them. The next step is to identify possible obstacles and develop strategies for handling them.
So, the first goal is that I will make it to the gym three times this week. And the obstacle is that it’s too much bother to get ready. So I’m going to try changing into my gym clothes before I leave the office. Sounds like a plan, doesn’t it???? Wish me luck! And let’s hope I don’t decide to fire the CEO!!!!