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The best football team in the world!



Ok ok, the headline is a bit misleading. Click bait to get your attention!


My post is about Resilience - ‘the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness’


My business partner and I were talking about a few things and he joked about me writing a blog post of my favourite football team. Well what can I tell you, to me, Heart of Midlothian is the best football team in the world, so here I go….sort off….


The conversation got me thinking about how to apply my football team into the work situation and the word that sprung to my mind was RESILIENCE! Why? well first of all, my team is from Edinburgh, Scotland, which is no bad thing, but with living in England for the last 20 years, I am used to watching English football and let's be honest, the quality is better. In the Scottish domestic scene, Hearts have had success, but it has been scarce and I would like to see more! But, like most football fans in the world, no matter what happens, I would not have it any other way - Hearts are the best team in the world! I keep the faith and I continue to support them, no matter what.


This got me thinking about how do you become resilient in the workplace or with your own personal goals.


At work, there are many different dynamics that you need to think about on a daily basis - tasks, interactions with your colleagues/clients, navigation through the political landscape in the office, your boss and ultimately, everything that is needed for you to achieve your deliverables / objectives. Unless you are incredibly lucky, life tends to put little obstacles in your way, but through resiliency, you keep on going.


Personally, you may have set some goals at the beginning of the new year regarding your relationship, buying a house or maybe to get a better job. As we have just past the mid year point and it is holiday season, you may be reflecting on those goals and realising that you are not achieving them for whatever reason.


To me, resilience is all about adapting, learning, utilising the tools and people that are available to you and having strength to move forward. Ensuring that you have the right information, right skills and self belief in achieving your goals (either professionally or personally).


By the very nature of life itself, sometimes you just can't fully make it and you need some help. Asking for help is a sign of strength - you are aware of your constraints and challenges and have the willingness to take action. This is where 2Saints can help. We work with organisations and individuals to help them grow, learn new skills and have the strength to tackle anything that is put in front of them - ultimately to become more resilient!


How do you or your organisation deal with resiliency? Can we help? Get in touch and let's have a conversation.


And finally, just in case you are interested, click on the link to find out some great information on Heart of Midlothian (the best football team in the world) :-)


Key takeaways: Asking for help is a strength and that Heart of Midlothian are fantastic


Audience: Managers of teams, Leaders of people, Individuals who have been promoted into a man management job and or leadership role whereby by position they have many people working for them. Someone who has set personal goals in life and needs a little help. General football fans


Length: 500 words, approx


Tags: #personaldevelopment #coaching #change #resilience #leadership #mentoring #mentor #lifecoaching #lifecoach #goals #HMFC #resiliency #reflection #skills

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