Management and Leadership in Nonprofits

 

Goodbye Decade 2010 – Welcome Decade 2020!

Dec 18, 2019
By: Tammy T. Jelinek

 

My mom used to have a great saying about time: Careful, don’t wish it away. That advice was given to me when I was turning 16 and wanted to be an adult overnight. I took it to heart. Now as a decade ends and another one begins, that quote has been rolling around in my mind.

  • Time goes on whether we love what we do, or we don’t.
  • It moves on whether we do it the way we’ve always done it, or we do it a new/different way.
  • It goes forward, even when we do not.

If you think of time as a choice instead of something that happens to you, does it change your behaviors? For example, if you thought of age as a process that means you are getting older, you may decide to get old. If you thought of age as a process to use what you’ve learned, you may decide to use what you have learned.

We all have 24 hours in a day, 365 days in a year, 87,600 hours in a decade. What will you do with all that time?

  • Teach someone.
  • Share your stories.
  • Try something new.
  • Change something.
  • Celebrate more.
  • Worry less.
  • Be in the moment — not the past, not the future — the present.

This is my present to you this new year — time.

Please share with me what you chose to do with it!

Wishing you a great day and remember: Lead with legacy. 

Tammy


Tammy Jelinek has over 20 years of experience in working in and with fabulous organizations. This blog will explore what it’s like for her to lead as a woman, a GenXer and a person who truly wants to lead with legacy — meaning she wants to walk her talk. Tammy has presented training nationally across the United States, built businesses, coached amazing people and built a career in the squiggliest path known to man…or in this case, woman. She has a passion for being curious, helping people and making actions happen. 

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