Close the Loop - (Crucial Leadership Skills, Plant 1 Trillion Trees = Stop Climate Change, etc...)

Savvy Saturdays (9/18/21)

Savvy Idea: Find peace and energy by closing unfinished projects with takeaways and learnings, to remove stress and bring more focus to current projects.

I was discussing with an entrepreneur about techniques on productivity in preparation for a work session together, and one technique we talked about was the importance of closing up projects.

One struggle that we can have is wanting to work on too many projects, ending up with too many unfinished projects in the backlog.

As a person who loves to start projects, I found that the more projects I had, the less focus and energy I had to focus on the task at hand. I faced decision paralysis.

One thing that is important with working on projects is tying up the loose ends with projects, even if they’re “failed” or “unfinished”.

Ending a project by writing down learning points & takeaways allows for closing the loop on any feeling of incompletion, helps bring peace to the mind knowing that a project is finished, and allows that energy to be allocated to things that are more present and important.

Questions to ponder: 🤔

  • What projects do you have that are loose ends?

  • Can you think of learnings & takeaways to close the loop for these projects?

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Weekly Collections

A collection of resources for you to enjoy… 📰 🎬 🎙️

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Three crucial skills that leaders must develop to become executives
Summary: Becoming a great executive requires a set of skills beyond what's needed to be a leader. Executive skills are subtle and can be elusive to managers, demanding a great deal of focus, courage, and dedication. These skills include taking (almost irrational) career risk, learning to scale by trusting your team, and developing advanced soft skills. ……
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If We Plant 1 TRILLION Trees Can We Stop Climate Change?

As a person that doesn’t understand much about climate change, this video helped me understand the important actions we can take in order to make improvements, and how long-term the fight against climate change is!


Weekly Tidbits

Learnings, verses, & quotes to chew on… 🧐

Verse of the Week

“Remember not the former things,
nor consider the things of old.
19 Behold, I am doing a new thing;
now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness
and rivers in the desert.”
—Isaiah 43:18-19

Challenging Quote

“Vulnerability is not winning or losing;

it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome.

Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of courage.”
—Brené Brown


Weekly Update

Personal life stuff… 🔔

Hello friends,

Greetings from Austin! 👋 Let’s jump right in!

I’ve been getting so much more sleep this past week, and so much less exercise, that I’ve been trying to take time to go and be active. Basketball and ping pong has been my early adopters for now for exercise, and hopefully next week I can get into the rhythm of working out again. 🤞

Outside of that, some quick updates:

  • Booked my first podcast recording for this coming week!

  • Recruited for my company at UT Austin and UTD (virtual 1:1s is tiring 😫)

  • Got groceries so I was able to host people and cook with/for them! (my joy)

  • I got a lot of good quality time with people I love and care for (friends, life group, business peeps)

  • Finished two books, “The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry” (review) and “You Win in the Locker Room First” (review).

Anyways, here are several pictures from this past week: 📷

Thanks for checking in!

With that, stay safe 😷, keep it savvy 😎, and I’ll see y’all in the next update 😊

Eric


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