Time to Chill

Jul 06, 2013 No Comments by

Fireworks by theBigRocks - Steven J Chihos - IMG_4158I love summer.

I especially enjoy the Independence Day break that seems to always begin around the time the weather starts to get really hot across the United States. This year we are lucky to be celebrating the holiday with our son’s family in Round Rock, Texas.

The pace of our last couple days has been relaxing. The Tex-Mex food has been phenomenal and of course the company has been awesome.

…and then there were the fireworks…RoundRock_Express_Logo

We got a double batch this year.

We saw a synchronized show put on by the city of Round Rock and the Round Rock Express Minor League baseball team. And since I can’t seem to do anything without taking my camera along, I snapped  a few pictures to share…

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The whole week reminded me of how important it is to spend some time just chilling out every once in a while.

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Today’s Change Agent Take-Away: Sometimes in the heat of the big project, we can get caught up in the hubbub and lose focus. That’s when it’s good to slow down, celebrate our progress and appreciate the process.

Change Agent Tip #66: Step Back and Appreciate the Process

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It can be energizing to turn off the cellphone, ignore the email and just have a real conversation with the human beings sitting next to us.

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Try it at home this weekend and with your team next week. You might be surprised to discover how good you feel about the work you’ve done together and how much you appreciate the folks around you who’ve helped make it all possible.

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-Steve

Last year we celebrated Independence Day in Truckee, California and I had a similar message about enjoying the people in our lives and the human process that’s unfolding around us. Check out that article called “Be Yourself!”

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Questions for Chatter:

  1. What’s the best thing going on with your team right now?
  2. How can you let your team mates know how much you appreciate their contributions?

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tbr Blue Line.

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