Join Dorie Clark for an in-depth discussion in this video How to stay motivated when things are slow at the office, part of Personal Effectiveness Tips.
- When you're getting ready for a major deadline,…things are stressful, but they are not boring.…You know what you have to do…and you focus and you execute.…If you're lucky, you also have your team around you,…pitching in and making it happen together.…It's not hard to find your motivation then.…But what about when it's the opposite?…It's the holidays or vacation season.…Maybe a number of people on your team are out of the office.…Things are slow.…In the moments when you're frenzied and frenetic,…that can sound like a dream.…
Wouldn't it be great if I didn't feel all this pressure?…But in the moment, it can be a real challenge…to stay motivated when the pace decelerates.…Of course, you can't just slack off.…You have to keep working and accomplishing things…and moving the ball forward.…Here's how to do it, even when things are slow at work.…First, take the opportunity to recognize the benefit.…When you're not constantly in meetings…or pushing up against crazy deadlines,…you finally have space to accomplish…what the author Cal Newport calls deep work.…
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