Agreements for Thriving
What do you and your team need to thrive at work?
Think about thriving as walking in personal freedom. Consider that you and everyone else, including your team members want to thrive, and remember it's a day-by-day effort.
Consider the bigger context: the future of work
- Embrace technology in the workplace
- Know which jobs will be available in the future
- Invest in lifelong learning
- Double down on human skills
See the infographic and article: Preparing for the Future of Work: 10 Statistics You Should Know to Thrive in 2025
Consider your colleagues: your team's needs
- Engage your team and create a routine
- Create a culture of trust and reliability
- Set and adjust expectations and goals
- Plan and stay organized; reprioritize
- Listen with care for verbal and non-verbal cues
- Use technology wisely
- Be accountable and follow through
- Operate with kindness, grace and self-compassion
- Remember you're impacted by changes too
- Maintain self-care
- Be kind to yourself and take breaks
- Create a ritual to transition from work to home
- Engage in non-work hobbies/interests
- Exercise regularly
- Work towards a meal plan that's healthy for you
- Don't hesitate to reach out for health
Make four powerful agreements
These are based on the book The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz.
- Be impeccable with your word
- Don't take anything personally
- Don't make assumptions
- Always do your best
We all live our lives operating out of certain agreements, so are helpful and some are harmful. If you want to live a life of fulfillment and joy, you have to find the courage to break those agreements that are fear based and claim your personal power.
Agreements that come from fear drain us and agreements that come from love energize us.