Being selfish

Sometimes the path to doing your best work, serving your community, and leading your tribe involves being selfish. It’s paradoxical to think like this, but operating in your most rested and present and mindful state often requires complete autonomy over your schedule.

This means that you’ll miss some dinners, parties, and events that you’d love to attend…but the result is greater control over your time and the space with which your creative work is given to grow and thrive.

A weekend spent planning and resting and creating can set up weeks of creative flow, whereas a habit of allowing external factors to negatively impact your schedule…can result in a contant state of stress and fatigue.

Willie Jackson is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Consultant & Facilitator with ReadySet, a boutique consulting firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a frequent writer and speaker on the topics of workplace equity, global diversity, and inclusive leadership. Connect on LinkedIn or get in touch.

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