💚 Mental Health Awareness
Don't ignore it.
Hey there 👋
These past years our world has changed a lot.
A big change for me was how we look at mental health.
A couple of years ago, mental health wasn’t even a topic. You would rarely mention or hear about it.
But this changed over time and the pandemic made it even more relevant as we were all alone in our houses. In a lot of cases without any human connection.
When you lead a team, you encounter situations that you’re not equipped to deal with.
That is the first thing we need to tattoo in our brains. We have no clue how to deal with mental health situations (even though we might think we do).
That doesn’t mean that you can’t help! You sure can!
Not only you can help, but it’s also your responsibility to create the conditions that will help your team members deal with these issues.
So action point from this month's newsletter.
Check with your company what are the procedures in case you identify that something isn’t right with one of your team members. Who should you talk to? How can you help your team member?
Unchecked, these issues may get worse and become critical for that person. From the team's perspective, it's unlikely that it will go unnoticed.
It’s May already: Mental Health Awareness Month. 💚
Please take another look and see if you’re mislabeling some behavior or if you’re trying to solve a situation you’re not equipped to handle.
And don't forget that you too might need help as well. The higher you go up the chain the less people you feel you have to talk to.
So get help for you and your team.
See you all next month! ✌️
👀 What I’ve been focusing on
These past couple of weeks I’ve been diving into Tiago Forte’s method for building a second brain.
The concept is that our brain is not meant for long-term storage and we should stop relying on a short-term memory system to hold our important notes and thoughts.
“Building A Second Brain is a methodology for saving and systematically reminding us of the ideas, inspirations, insights, and connections we’ve gained through our experience. It expands our memory and our intellect using the modern tools of technology and networks.”
I have to be honest...
Trying to put in place this thing is quite tough and I’m still on the steep curve of adoption and adaptation.
I’ll bring more insights in the future on how it changed my way of organizing but one thing was great…
I’ve started to look at my life as projects and not topics. It inevitably helps the way I organize my week.
Find more information here: https://fortelabs.co/blog/building-a-second-brain-the-10-year-vision/
Or go down the rabbit hole with these articles:
4-stage process for knowledge management
Capture: Saving valuable information from the internet and the world around you
Organize: Breaking that information into small chunks and preparing them for later use
Distill: Extracting the pieces of knowledge most relevant to your current goals
Express: Turning your knowledge into creative output that has an impact on others
Method for organizing digital information
Project: A series of tasks linked to a goal, with a deadline.
Area of Responsibility: A sphere of activity with a standard to be maintained over time.
Resource: A topic or theme of ongoing interest.
Archive: Inactive items from the other three categories.
📣 Top Quote of the Month
You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.
The Frameworks I mention above are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to systems.
If you can, read James Clear’s “Atomic Habits”.
He suggests we leverage our existing habits to piggyback small new habits.
Systems have become a growing interest of mine.
It’s all about not wasting energy on things that can be systemized.
What systems have you implemented lately that save you a ton of time?
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Have an incredible month! 💪🏼
A Leader's Mindset