We encourage our clients to begin most meetings with a Segue into the meeting. Part of that segue or check-in involves reporting something good, personal and professional, that has occurred since your last meeting. The practice has to do with starting your meetings on a positive note, celebrating your wins and transitioning from working in the business to working on the business with your team.
If you’re like me, you might often struggle a bit to come up with something positive to report and that can be because we are so focused on what we have to do next that we just find it hard to pause, look back and celebrate our wins. It could also be that we just haven’t done anything that qualifies as “good news”. Either cause is an issue we need to address, but for now, I’ll just focus on the latter.
Here’s my suggestion. As you sit down to plan your week, ask this question:
What outcomes can I achieve in my business and in my personal life that are true wins I can celebrate in my next team meeting? Plan your good news. It may feel very awkward at first, but force yourself to choose what you want to achieve and the steps you will take to achieve it. Don’t just hope something good is going to happen. Make something good happen, and then celebrate it.