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Waiting

Sep 3, 2020
Charlene "Charley" Carter

Chief Development Officer

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At The Carver Companies, we meet every morning for our typical business review and we as owners, meet weekly (sometimes more) and I’m finding that much of what we discuss is pertinent to a word I absolutely do not like to hear-we’re waiting.

Waiting to hear back from our clients, waiting to hear back from our government, waiting to know what the airlines are doing, waiting to watch what happens next from whatever news source you trust.

I wanted to share that in order to find more balance in my day, and to avoid becoming so frustrated with all of this “waiting”, I have a daily regimen that I follow to keep the most positive creative juices flowing.

This is how I do it, and I do mean daily:

  • Morning meditation, whatever that looks like for you.
  • Motivational podcast while getting ready for the day, I have a few favorites and just private message if you want some suggestions.
  • Healthy diet, this one is huge for me.  I’ve been through a lot these past two years, and I know that my body needs smaller more frequent meals, particular proteins and carbohydrates (yes I said carbs).  And lots of water.  Whatever it is for you, stick to real food and listen to your body.
  • Mid to late afternoon, I go for a lengthy walk, like maybe 4 miles or more.   The fresh air, seeing others out running or walking, makes me feel part of the world that is all “waiting” for their own answers, decisions, responses, whatever it may be.
  • Shut down.  If you know me at all, you know that I typically respond to texts and emails all through the evening.  I’m trying to adopt a new habit of putting my phone down at a specific time each evening.  You can’t create mental space if you never turn off.

 

Maintaining some balance in your own head and your body will help you with the wait.   Our industry is daily seeking ways to recover, get creative, and encourage business to return.   Trust the process and trust that all will be well.   And know that we’ll be here for you during this slow uptick in business, as well as when it returns full force.