I like to structure my day with all the shit and negativity in the middle. I find if I start my day with the negative issues, then it ends up being a very negative day and is extremely hard to pull myself back out of that mind-set. This in turn reflects on my team as they follow my lead, so if I have a negative approach and mind-set this will affect my whole organisation from the ops director to the cleaner. Likewise, if I end the day on the negatives it sits with me throughout the evening and into my rest time and I can’t switch off.
I like to organise my day to start with the positive aspects of the business, things that really motivate me, then I place all the negative and shitty issues in the middle and finish back with positive aspects.
What we deem as positive and motivating will differ for each of us and where the business is at that time. If we had a big week financially then I love nothing more than to start my week with the banking, as it’s incredibly motivating and gives a sense of achievement to see the cash flow through the business. I will always deal with customer complaints, staffing issues, building problems, difficult suppliers and legal issues in the middle of my day. Then I finish back on the positive, personally I love to finish my day chatting to my team and reflecting on the positive work they have done.
What do people think about structuring in this way? How do you structure your day?