It's been a great week at Bearfaced Studio, and I've found myself feeling like we've achieved a lot.
When I say achieved a lot more, this isn't necessarily reflected in amount of work done. Mainly from progress being made; a perfect tie-in with our current mantra of "Work Smarter, Not Harder".
At the start of last week I set myself some personal challenges, which you can see by clicking here. The main goal of this was to push our company forward and place myself in situations I wasn't used to, or sometimes not comfortable being in (or so I thought).
My challenges were:
So let's see how that went:
— The 3 events I went to last week were the following:
— Starting up a conversation with a poor stranger that was falling victim to my test. I found myself being more aware of opportunities to engage in conversations with this challenge, which was a great experience. I struck up a conversation with a retired school teacher who was now focussing on their passion for painting. She told me of how she began teaching, some of the challenges she faced through education, and how she was always looking to have time for focussing on her art. Someone I'll most likely I'll never meet again, but a conversation I won't be forgetting for a long time.
— "What's this mysterious new skill Reiss?" I hear you asking. Well it's really not as exciting as you may be anticipating, but it is however something that's really helped me find a lot of focus this week. I'm a sucker for falling into a YouTube spiral, my most recent spiral being Matt D'Avella's introduction to a more minimalist approach to life. I've found myself slowing down and being a lot more mindful of my surroundings, something I was very interested in previously but found myself slipping away from as I was relying on a habitual lifestyle. If you're disappointed in this answer, then boxing may be a new skill on the horizon after my eyes being opened by Day 7 Gym's brilliant training exercises.
I've found that by setting small goals keeps your motivation high and allow you to be much more aware of how you spend your seconds. So it's time to appreciate the small things, put yourself in scary situations, and enjoy every second of the journey!