How to Refuel Your Own Tank

Busy people grow empty and eventually lose touch with the meaning of their busyness. Being coached may be a way for you to refuel your tank.

Last week I had my first coaching session with Bob Hancox from Tekara. To be clear, he coached me, I didn’t coach him. A few days before our appointment he sent some questionnaires to help me uncover topics I might want to discuss.

Shifting gears:

I love listening; I’m naturally curious. The higher up you go in your organization the more you’ll listen. I had to shift gears when Bob listened to me. He asked me questions that invited me to explore my own thoughts and feelings on the topic of relationship building.

Energy:

It’s energizing when a disinterested party shows interest. By disinterested, I mean someone without an agenda. Most conversations have agenda’s. We’re seeking agreement, gathering information, or making decisions. That’s as it should be. Leaders work to get things done.

I found it energizing to take time to think my own thoughts.

Encouragement:

You need to refuel your tank, to manage your own energy. You may find it useful to find a disinterested party to help you think your own thoughts.

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How do you practice self-reflection?

How do you refuel your tank?

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