Something to do this Labor Day Weekend - Leadership SHIFT Tip
I worked a lot of sweaty jobs like bicycle paper boy, house painter, dishwasher, and, to save money, foundation digger for our family's above-ground pool growing up.
But none of those jobs were as hard as the industrial revolution gigs that sparked the first Labor Day parade on September 5th, 1882 in NYC.
Back then, lifting the steel that built our country was hard, but now the heaviest thing we lift at work is our red stapler or maybe an old laptop.
But that doesn't mean we aren't working hard. You know you are - heck, you need this weekend to recover. Am I right?
Here's the thing, we have replaced yesterday's hard work of physical labor with the much harder emotional labor that includes having difficult cross-functional conversations, speaking up to our bosses, and putting ourselves out there. It's the pain we feel when we face our fears and self-doubts. It's feeling uncomfortable when we are learning how to be more authentic, vulnerable, and empathic.
So before you head back to the office on Tuesday, grab few P.B.R.s this weekend and watch this week's video Shift Tip to discover how to make your emotional labor a little less sweaty.
It's the work that helps you create a better tomorrow.
Have fun storming the castle!
p.s. If you want the worksheet I reference in the video, send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org.