As nonprofit leaders, keep this in mind: “Don’t lower your expectations to meet performance.” Too often we lower our goals because we don’t believe they are possible.
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Over the years I’ve worked at large nonprofits and small nonprofits. I’ve been an executive director and, sometimes, the entire staff. I know working for a smaller nonprofit comes with a unique set of challenges and rewards.
What’s your mindset today?
As I write this post, we don’t yet know the results of the mid-term elections. Nor do I know what our mindset will be today.
Take a moment and remember it’s how we show up when things are new, overwhelming, or just plain difficult that is the true representation of who we really are.
How is it possible to feel overwhelmed and guilty about how much we work AND feel guilty about not doing enough?
The story we told ourselves when we took a job in the social sector may have been, “I want to make a difference.”
Then reality sets in and day-to-day rushing to put out fires, meet with and report to the board, meeting payroll, and possibly even delivering some of your programming creates an exhausting hamster wheel of activity.