My learning from the summer

by | Sep 4, 2018 | Personal Development

It’s so good to be back after the summer! 🙂 I was truly touched when I saw a few messages asking if I was okay since you did not hear from me for the past weeks. And I am happy to say, that I am very fine. This summer has been truly busy. I had so many projects starting before the summer, that I could not really take a longer holiday and had only 6 days really offline. The rest of my holidays I had to do some work every day.

We had a busy time with travels, meeting my family and friends, and having some guests back at our home, too. And you know how it can be when you need to do your work, while your child is at home having his summer holidays and on top of that you have guests 🙂 It’s been actually very relieving to go back to a normal routine life, when my son started school, guests left and I have only work to do. Only my work 🙂 It actually feels like a holiday now….after the holidays!

What was my main learning this summer?

So, what is the learning from this summer? And this message is probably most relevant for high achievers like me, so if you are the one, read carefully: Holiday is for us to relax and recharge batteries. While meeting your friends, family, relatives, and traveling might be an appealing idea, at the end of the day it can also be quite tiring (if not exhausting) and it all depends on how much you try to squeeze into your days.

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You know, I try to meet every close friend I can, see all the possible places I can, I want the most experiences but then the price for that is, that I am not so rested after all 🙂 Having less program would be very good, but I would see it as “time spend not effectively”. And this is something I need to work on in the future 🙂 That’s my commitment.

My post-summer resolution

Some people do New Year resolutions, I will do my post-summer resolution NOW: “I will master the art of relaxing or even learn to enjoy doing nothing (as I normally say)” 🙂

What has been your learning from this summer? Usually, its time when we don’t think of work, we go “offline” and most often we get some new ideas or new thoughts…. What has it been for you?

Summertime is recruitment time

In my recruiting business, I have to say, the summer is often the time when many candidates start thinking of some career changes. You suddenly have time to sleep well, time to think more and you perhaps realize that you don’t enjoy your work that much as you would like to. Usually, it is also a very good time for me (as a headhunter) to approach and contact candidates, since they are more likely to have an open mind for the change 🙂

I have been very successful to close several interesting and challenging recruitments this summer and it has been now quite many summers when we had really huge amount of recruitment cases. So, even though many candidates feel that summer is a “silent period” for hiring, I would argue and claim the opposite. People don’t start at a new job, but recruitments are happening during the whole summer.

New workshops coming

Since I am back at full speed with my business, we do plan some new workshops in our sister company Path2Innovate, regarding innovation and creativity in the business and will be soon updating you all on that one, too. A lot of planning is happening as we speak and if you are interested to hear from this area, visit our Innovation Blog. I am more than happy to share with you how to learn to be more innovative, share some tools and methods and teach you how your business can benefit, too. After all, we all need to put so much more focus on future innovation, than we used to do so far, that it shall be of interest of all of you, no matter what industry or function you are in at the moment. Changes come with such a speed, that we need to be ready for the future 🙂

And we all can become much better at innovation and creativity.

Till next time… let’s enjoy the last days of this summer. This year has been exceptionally warm here in the North, too! 🙂

With passionate and sunny regards 😉

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Lubica Kangas

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Lubica Kangas is a trusted Executive Search Partner for senior-level recruitments across different locations worldwide. Her long-term clients are global public listed companies, as well as smaller and growth organizations with international business.

As she is a great example of “loving what you do”, she also teaches and coaches individuals in their career transitions for doing more of what they love and have more fulfillment in their lives, mostly through her workshops and online programs.

On a personal note, Lubica is a multi-passionate entrepreneur and never-ending optimist with love for good food, travels, Latin rhythm, and nature.

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