Have you ever seen the movie The Intern? If you haven't already seen it, I would definitely recommend it. I watched this movie a few months ago and loved it. There were a few themes woven throughout this story that I thought we could apply in our own lives.
Here are a few lessons we can learn from The Intern...
1. Creating a Work/Life Balance
This can be tricky, especially when you're under the pressure of trying to "Do It All". Whether you're a Super Mom/Dad, a Super Single Mom/Dad, or are a Super Single Person and are striving for Excellence in Every Aspect of Your Life, finding that balance at home and at work can create a happier you.
- Make Time for Exercise- Making time for exercise before work, after work, or taking a walk with our loved ones after dinner is essential. A 20-minute walk to get out of our minds and into our bodies is better than doing nothing.
- Tech Free Meal Time- We had a life before cell phones, well some of us did. There is absolutely no need for us to be on the phone constantly texting or in front of a screen watching video after video. Also, our response to that latest email can wait a minute while we decompress a little with our loved ones talking face to face over dinner.
- Pre-Plan Meals- Starting out a crock pot meal in the morning will save us time when we get home from a long day at work. There are also companies like Sun Basket or Blue Apron where we can order organic meals that are responsibly sourced. Some meal delivery services cater to a vegetarian, gluten-free, and paleo diets that can be conveniently delivered directly to our homes.
- Delegating/ Outsourcing- If we are the boss lady or man, we may want to delegate duties or outsource a service. Delegating specific tasks to members of our team can grant us extra time to work on more important projects and also give our employees more opportunities to grow and shine.
3. Never Underestimate Someone Else's Abilities or Talk Down to Your Team When You Become "The Boss Lady or Boss Man"
Understanding each person's strengths can be the biggest asset to any organization. Taking an inventory of each person's abilities is key. They may even do certain things better than you can. So, if you hire them, let them do what they do best. Also, showing respect to your team by not talking down to them will make Everyone Feel Like Someone.
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