It has been too long since I wrote a blog! I am finishing up a COO role at a great company - it was wonderful, but also incredibly time intensive and I did not have a lot of time to focus on my own company, or many other aspects of my life.
I also learned a very valuable lesson - in the midst of trying to do an excellent job, whether it's for a full-time role or for a client, we sometimes dive so far into what we're doing that we forget to focus on ourselves. I forgot to follow my own favorite advice - to thy own self be true.
It is with this in mind that I am refocusing on myself and my company. Whatever the next adventure may bring, I will be sure to allocate time for me - whether that is going for a walk, watching a movie with my son, or networking with potential clients.
How about you - what are you going to do to focus on yourself? At this time of giving and focusing on others, be sure to carve out time for you.
Debbie Millin is President of UpperLevel Solutions – a Boston-based firm offering part-time and interim Chief Operating Officer services, operational assessments as a health check or as part of due diligence, and executive project leadership.