A friend of mine told me a story about his recent visit to relatives in Illinois. He and his wife went there to spend some time with her sister and brother-in-law. And something happened that reminded them all of the pivot Friends episode on TV. Remember that one?
That’s the one where Ross, Rachel, and Chandler had to move a sofa upstairs? Ross kept yelling, “Pivot, pivot, pivot!”
And Chandler finally yelled out in frustration, “Shut up, shut up, shut up!” Anything like that ever happen to you? I can relate. But I’ll save that story for another time.
Right now I’m thinking about how several of my friends, and clients, have mentioned how they’re not taking a vacation this year. Some of them are Type A’s. And some of them don’t want to risk losing the momentum they’ve built up so far this year.
And some are just plain fearful of the current economic circumstances. But if any of those descriptions fit you, let me just say…
It might be time to pivot, friends.
(see what I did there?)
Anyway, I recommend you get out of your daily groove and move. It doesn’t have to be across the country, like my friends did recently. Although that could be the perfect thing too.
You could go see a movie. Or hike in the mountains or along the beach. Doesn’t matter where. Just get a change of scenery. Do some things in a different order. Or eat a different kind of lunch.
Point is…pivot from the routine once in a while. Get refreshed. And go back to your business (or your job) with a fresh, new perspective.
Sometimes you don’t even realize you need to do it until you actually do it. Has that ever happened for you?
It certainly has for me.
And believe me, I understand what it’s like to get in the groove and not want to stop.
Especially when you’re hard at work, building your business so you can get more out of life. But I still encourage you to pivot. Friends don’t let friends work themselves into an early grave. And I consider you enough of a friend to share this with you.
And when you do, let me know how it went. I’ll even share your story with my other readers if you say it’s OK.
OK, that’s it. Consider this a “no sell” Monday. And that’s my pivot for the week.