Each Monday, the Martin Sunday Lighting Design team has a team meeting, though we begin these meetings a little bit different than the average company team meeting. We start with a group Meditation session lead by one of our team leaders, we “Check In” with each other, then we’re led in a Personal Development Teaching Piece where a designated team member teaches the team something new that they’ve benefitted from either in their personal or professional life. You can learn more about this by reading What Sets Our Team Apart.
This week, it was Stathis’s turn to lead the Personal Development Teaching Piece and he chose an article found from International Coach Academy titled Thrive vs. Survive. Feel free to take a moment to read over this article before diving into our discussion below.
Stathis began by reading the first few paragraphs of the article, Thrive vs. Survive, and we then took turns going around the table until the entire article had been read aloud. Once we’d finished reading the article, we jumped into the following questions posed in the article:
- What do you need to survive?
- What do you need to grow?
- What would thriving look like to you?
- How can you use your circumstances to progress towards your goal?
We could have easily chosen to answer these questions in regards to our personal lives, but Stathis challenged us to answer them in regards to the company. Due to this, we modified the article’s questions to the following:
- What does Martin Sunday Lighting Design need to survive?
- What does Martin Sunday Lighting Design need to grow?
- What would thriving look like to Martin Sunday Lighting Design?
- How can we use the circumstances of Martin Sunday Lighting Design to progress towards the goals of the company?
Together as a team, we spent an extensive amount of time thinking these questions over and sharing our answers individually. We’ve decided to share a few of our answers with you!
What does Martin Sunday Lighting Design need to survive?
- We need clients and team members to survive.
What does Martin Sunday Lighting Design need to grow?
- We need a larger amount of clients per month and more public awareness of what our company does in order for us to grow.
What would thriving look like to Martin Sunday Lighting Design?
- For Martin Sunday Lighting Design to be thriving, it would look like having a waitlist of clients as well as multiple office locations.
How can we use the circumstances of Martin Sunday Lighting Design to progress towards the goals of the company?
- We can get creative and improve our current systems as well as finding new ways to obtain more clients.
We encourage you to try a similar activity with your team! Having the entire company on the same page with understanding what it would look like to thrive as a team is valuable beyond measure!
Each Team Member’s Personal Thoughts On This Teaching Piece
We’ll end our discussion today by taking a moment to share each team member’s personal thoughts on this teaching piece; what it meant to them, what they took away from it or how they plan to utilize the information moving forward. You can learn more about each team member by visiting our Meet the Team page
This was an important teaching piece for the team to engage in. Over the past few years, I’ve worked hard on learning how to thrive in my personal life and I’m looking forward to helping Martin Sunday Lighting Design thrive as a company in the coming months.
I enjoyed this teaching piece! Choosing a thriving mindset is a great way to live in both our work environments and our personal lives.
Our goal as a company is to thrive. I liked doing the exercise of answering the powerful questions that the article poses alongside the team so that we can ensure we’re all on the same page and can reach our goal of thriving.
Thriving is a mindset built on needs having been met and a foundation being built. A foundation provides a backbone for growth to occur. Finding our way to achieving this is important in both our professional and personal lives.
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Hungry for more? Be sure to check out these previous Personal Development Team Teaching to indulge in more personal growth teachings.