Redesigning Recovery

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We at Momentum Consulting are in the business of helping businesses accelerate and perform through executive and team training in leadership and high performance. We lead by example, utilizing our 26 Organizational Fundamentals in how we operate business. We can help your business uncover your organizational fundamentals and practice resiliency and recovery, as well.

If there was ever a year for recovery, it’s the year 2020.

Our fundamental “Practice Recovery” has a whole new meaning for me this year. There has been so much disruption in life as we know it, one might wonder where to even start in the recovery process. 

We have recovery as a practice because we know mistakes, impacts, and breakdowns will happen. The quicker we can recognize our mistakes the quicker we can clean it up and productivity will resume. Our recovery practice comes with familiarity. We do what has worked in the past. We may practice accountable communication, for example. We may get back into our routine if that seems to reset our course. We find our tried and true pattern to “get back in the game”. 

However, how many of you are dealing with breakdowns in unchartered territory? I’m wondering how many goals set for 2020 are actually on track. Some organizations and business are struggling to survive while others are having a record breaking year. Everything seems upside down. You may be dealing with a challenge that isn’t solved by what you know from past experience. We are having to execute the 2-minute drill as the rule and not the exception (yes, since football is back, so are my football analogies).

So, how do we recover from what this year has offered? We have to redesign our recovery

“The more we take responsibility for the energy we bring to the world, the more empowered and productive we become. The more we blame others or external circumstances, the more negative and compromised our energy is likely to be.” The Power of Full Engagement

We have real external circumstances that are impacting us. The only way we can respond is to look internally. How are you using your energy?  

“Full engagement requires drawing on four separate but related sources of energy: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.” – Exerpt from The Power of Full Engagement

These sources of energy are the first area I review when feeling depleted, overwhelmed, troubled, stressed, and wondering how I solve an issue: 

  1. How am I physically?   Do I need sleep, food, exercise, or maybe just some water?
  2. How am I mentally?   Am I experiencing focus, creativity, or good decision making?
  3. How am I emotionally?   Am I practicing compassion, confidence, enjoyment, and challenge?
  4. How am I spiritually?   Am I demonstrating integrity, honesty, commitment, and conviction?

If the answer is no to any of these questions, I start creating a plan to reset each area that is suffering. We can only execute the 2-minute drill effectively if we have plenty of available energy in all these four areas.

Recovery is key to success. 

Human beings are extraordinary organisms. Humanity has responded to all kinds of external circumstances in our history. We have overcome, learned, grown, and exceled. We have so much opportunity to reset and recover from all the lessons 2020 has brought us both personally and professionally. 

Not only can we recover, we can accelerate.

We can do it differently than we ever have before. My intention is to do it with the highest good of all concerned. 

Take great care physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually and experience your renewed power. 

Your care makes a difference for all.

With deepest gratitude for your potential energy,

Martha Lynn

Fundamental of the Week #23: PRACTICE RECOVERY  When mistakes or errors in judgement happen, “own it.” Take the necessary steps to communicate to the appropriate parties, acknowledge your accountability, and set corrective steps in motion. “Get back in the game” quickly.

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