Updated: Jul 27
It’s been 90 days I left my workplace and what a Quarter it’s been. What’s amazing is that even though I didn’t make any $ commissions this Q, it outscored all the Qs so far in any value.
1. Working for a living or living to work
This was the starting point of my goal setting exercise.Were there facets of my life that I wasn’t paying as much attention as was needed? Working 18-20 hours a day for past 17 years certainly started to show the gaps. Many a times did I prepare gap plans for the business performance, but it was time to put together a plan for living a fulfilled day.
Those who have worked with me will be well aware of this ritual. Four wheels for the smooth ride to well-being were my focus this Q:
Family and friends
Work which compliments the ride
Instead of solving everything, the focus was to set things in motion such that my direction is unwavering towards all the wheels of well-being rather than just the one wheel. Daily, weekly and monthly reviews + a lot of discipline gone into making it on plan so far.
3. Fruits of focus:
My kids are of the opinion that the Dad of this Q is the best version of the Dad who’s been with them for the past 10 years. (Dad seems to agree)
Quality time spent with the wifey on a beautiful holiday + mid-week lunch dates.
Zip lines and fun-times(including some crazy Tarzan jumps :)) in Bali with best of my mates
Meditation complimented yoga to discipline my routine.
Completely changed my diet to align my physical well-being (my drinking buddies are certainly not happy, but I am giving them company with hot water and honey ).
Initiated my spiritual journey and fortunate to organize my first Langar Community Dinner at the Gurudwara where I serve as much as I can.
Pursuing my childhood interest in astronomy and astrology to keep my creative juices flowing.
Catching-up with industry friends (you know who you are) who continue to guide me even without the fancy titles of the workplace
Mentoring and sharing my experiences via podcasts (Thanks to the Tigerhall team)
I shall aim to continually outperform this first Q but for the moment I am celebrating the wins by sharing this story with all of you.
Hope you are able to achieve your best Q across all wheels of well-being sooner than later.
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