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Quantum Leap Results Require Certain Things

I wrote last week on my perspective on the requirements for Quantum Leap Results for Teams.  Today I want to focus on what it takes for us as individual leaders to consistently generate these kinds of results for ourselves and our teams.

For me, self-care is at the top of the list.  Without my consistent self-care, I don’t have the awareness to consistently make good decisions and communicate those decisions effectively and concisely.  Just ask my colleagues here at The Halpin Companies.  They can give you an ear-full about those times when I have not been faithful to my self-care.

In order to do the self-care like yoga, stretching, hiking, biking, spending time in Nature, I have to value myself as much as I value others.  This requires saying YES to my big vision for myself and for The Halpin Companies.  As Stephen Covey said, “You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage – pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically – to say ‘no’ to other things.  And the way to do that is by having a bigger ‘yes’ burning inside”.

I would say the Vision must be focused on the Quantum Leaps. That’s what Covey means by the ‘bigger yes burning inside’.

We have to give ourselves the gifts of self-care and a variety of ‘reserves of time’ to think, prepare, process.  When we give ourselves these gifts consistently and thoughtfully, the Quantum Leap Results come!  Not only do we create results that are sudden and dramatic, but we generate these results strategically, systematically and almost effortlessly.

Where could you benefit from a Quantum Leap Result today?

What’s missing in your self-care and think time that is needed to generate that Quantum Leap?

What’s the bigger ‘yes’ burning inside?  Value yourself enough to prioritize it today.

What is Required to Consistently Generate Quantum Leap Results?

From my perspective, we all want Quantum Leap Results but we don’t achieve them consistently because of a few simple things.

We must be willing to get out of our comfort zone and have honest, forthright conversations.

We must be willing to shift our mindset about others, our circumstances and situations.

We must be willing to play bigger, create environments where others are able to bring their best self and demonstrate the daily discipline to do it all again tomorrow,

It’s so simple but not easy.  Quantum Leap Results require self-care, self-awareness, self-management and self-leadership.

Ask yourself these questions?

What is missing in my self-care?  What kind of self-management would be required to generate some Quantum Leap Results?

It is not Rocket Science.

How big do you want yo play today?