Last week, we posted about our 5 “non-negotiables” (aka the NNs), which are the things that we will not negotiate on. They follow our values and principles and define what we will and won’t accept from others and from ourselves.
Our first NN is really about working with purpose – 𝘋𝘰𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘵 𝘣𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘧𝘪𝘵 𝘰𝘳 𝘫𝘰𝘺?
It’s all about being DISCERNING about the work we do.
When we make the right choices about the work we take on, we are able to help more people, add more value and create better experiences and solutions for our ideal clients. If we take on work that is not aligned with our goals and purpose, our ability to work smart is compromised.
With discernment, we make good choices for ourselves and our business, and that has a flow-on effect. It brings profit and very often a sense of joy and accomplishment.
Sometimes that means we can’t take on all the work and some clients are not a good fit for us. Ultimately, we want to do work that brings out the best in us and the best in those we work with.
“𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘢𝘺 𝘯𝘰 𝘵𝘰 𝘰𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘯 𝘥𝘦𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘢𝘺 𝘺𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰”.