When All Else Fails, Be of Service

We all get stuck sometimes, but simple acts of service can both help us get unstuck and help keep us productive and growing

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Do A Little Something

Feeling tired, anxious, unable to focus, and pessimistic? Call up a coworker and ask how they’re doing, what they’re working on. If they mention something they’re having a hard time with, give them an idea, or offer to help if you can do it easily, or if it sounds like something you’d enjoy doing.

  • Go wash a few dishes now, so you won’t have to later on when you’re even more tired.
  • Put tomorrow’s workout clothes in your gym bag now, so you don’t have to remember later — and possibly miss your workout…again.
  • Make yourself a healthy lunch for tomorrow, right now.

Why This Works

Acts of service do 2 important things: they get you out of whatever rut you’re in and they make changes to your mindset toward value creation.

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