I was visiting my sister, relaxing on the couch. It had been a long day but I wanted to visit family so I took the drive to see them. I hadn’t noticed my nephew jumping up and down playing.

I was exhausted and happy to  sit for a moment after the week I’d had.  He kept jumping back and forth, when finally he stopped. He looked at me and said, ”Auntie Lisa, do something!” Startled, I replied, “What?”.  He says it again, “Do something!” I thought to myself, do something, what does he mean do something. He said in his 4- year old voice, “ Yeah, do something Auntie Lisa.”

My mind went into deliberation. Do something, what is he trying to say. And finally it hit me, he wanted me literally to  “do something”. Don’t sit there like a bump on log, get up and do something. So, I got up and danced with him. He loved it. We laughed and had a fun time  for the next hour.

It reminded me of the times we sit wondering what to do when we are faced with a challenge. The most effective thing to do is take a step towards the goal. It might be a small step, but the biggest reward in being stuck is action.

Action produces:
More ideas, actions and/or steps to take

Results that inspire forward movement

An experience of accomplishment

So the next time you find yourself stuck, take the advice of my nephew and “Do SOMETHING!”

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Lisa Thomas is the CEO of The P3 Group, Inc. and The P3 Group International, LLC, publisher of The P3 Power Boost Online Magazine, host of The P3 Power Boost Radio Show, and President of the Board of Directors of NetWorth. She is a 20-year veteran in business, executive leadership and performance coaching/consulting. She has worked extensive with corporate call centers, executives and small business enterprises. She’s been a featured columnist and business strategist on Affiliate NPR, WFDD, The Cary News, Fox 8 and numerous NBC affiliate stations.

Lisa is best known for her business and leadership acumen and is widely recognized her ability to develop leaders to be more effective. Lisa is also a sought after keynote speaker on various topics women in leadership face. She generously donates her time and expertise to a number of organizations and worthy causes, including NetWorth, the Business Succession Forum Network, and the Hazel B. Neal Foundation, for which she recently was recognized with the woman of Power, Purpose and Vision award. In her downtime, she can be found practicing yoga, cycling, swimming, reading a good book or spending time with family and friends.

Lisa Thomas
CEO/Sr. Business Strategist
The P3 Group, Inc.


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