Well, here we are. Are the holidays a blur yet? They are for me. Half-way through the week, half-way through the month, if you think about it, spring is just 2 months away. With that in mind, this week I’d like to share some tips I’ve come across for refreshing, restructuring, and reframing your perspectives to help you continue your trajectory for making 2021 a good year for you and your team:

  • There are some great productivity hacks in this list from Bustle. What will Tik Tok users think of next?

  • This article on the 3 Tenets of a Strong Remote Culture from Harvard Business Review was suggested by our friend, Jess Perry. I like the concept of microcultures that mirror the macro culture. How about you?

  • Mentoring. To be mentored and/or to mentor someone…this post by Adam Connors, the master of networking to improve your life, is aimed at those who would be mentored, but it can be flipped for those who would mentor. And, of course, the best world is where we’re mentoring those who are coming up behind us and reaching out to those ahead of us on the journey for the insights they can share. Here’s the NetWorkWise post. And while you’re on the site, check out the certification plan for networkers. I’m certified and got some solid tips via the program.

  • Can using habit chaining and an 8-minute morning routine guided by a video (until you form the habit) really transform your world. Umm, yes! Here’s the 8-minute morning routine for energy post and video from Coach Tony.

Do Good Spotlight: World Center Kitchen (aka WCK)

We heard about this organization via our good friend, Jim Siegel. World Central Kitchen (WCK) is working across America to safely distribute individually packaged, fresh meals in communities that need support – for children and families to pick up and take home, as well as delivery to seniors who cannot venture outside. To date, WCK has provided over 35 million meals in more than 400 cities.

Traditional safety nets like school feeding programs, city services, and food banks are struggling to meet basic needs. Seniors, who are isolated for their safety, are unable to access meal services. Meanwhile, the country’s hospital workers are more stretched than ever before.

WCK is also partnering with restaurants to help meet this demand by providing jobs for their staff and meals for those in need. #ChefsForAmerica is making a key connection between people who need meals and restaurant workers and drivers who need to earn a living.

I love the beauty of the mission and the local-focus of WCK and donated to them this week. Here’s where you can learn more and, if you’re so inclined, donate too.

I hope the rest of your week takes you where you want to go. And remember, if you find yourself in a mind rut trying to make a business decision, an Owlthena session may be a good way to help you get unstuck. You can schedule an appointment here.