I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of it. But there was this little, obscure TV show, from the 90’s, called “Friends.” Ever hear of it or watch it? If so, do you remember the pivot episode? That’s where Ross, Rachel, and Chandler are taking a sofa upstairs? And they had to make the turn, in the stairs, to get the sofa one level above. So, Ross kept yelling, “Pivot, pivot, pivot!” And Chandler’s frustration got the best of him, and he finally yelled, “Shut up, shut up, shut up!”
It was hilarious. And probably because we’ve all had a similar experience.
I’m only sharing that because it’s “hump day.” And some of you Type A’s might be focused on how much work you’re gonna get done now. And how much you’ll do this weekend.
Nothing particularly wrong with that. In fact, if you’ve got some momentum and things are going well, and you just plain love the work, go for it. But I like to encourage business owners and entrepreneurs to pivot once in a while.
Especially if you wanna get at least one level above where you are now.
And a great pivot would be to get out of your daily groove and get out and move.
Go see a movie. Or hike in the mountains…or wherever you like to hike if you don’t have mountains where you are. Get a change of scenery. And do some things in a different order. Or eat a different kind of lunch.
The main point is this.
When you make an occasional pivot from the routine, you can get refreshed. And you can go back to work with a new perspective. Sometimes you don’t even realize you need to do it until you actually do it.
Now, I certainly understand what it’s like to get in the groove and not want to stop. Especially when you’re trying to build your business. And when you work to get more out of life. But I still encourage you to be the star of your own pivot episode. And when you do, let me know how it went.
The business owners and entrepreneurs in my monthly UNversity how-to class, for December, will be getting a lesson on something to help them be Ready to pivot. It’s something that can help any business owner or entrepreneur be better prepared for some upward mobility. And even if it’s only one level above, it can work wonders to help you.
If you didn’t enroll in time to be in tomorrow’s UNversity class, you can still enroll. And you’ll be RondaReady to roll at the start of a brand new year. Your link is waiting below.