Your idea is only as good as its sustainability. At Launch Youniversity, we love connecting you with people who are in the same phase you’re in during the launch process. We also understand there are some of you who are wondering what life after launch looks like. Today, our mentors, Shane Benson and Jeff Henderson, share three principles to guarantee your life after launch is sustainable, that you’re enjoying the work you’re doing, and that your team is growing in the process.
Welcome to episode 117 of the Launch Youniversity Podcast.
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1. Give yourself some breathing room. It’s easy for us as leaders to see the launch date as the finish line, but really, it’s just the beginning. After launch, take some time to pause and assess your situation: a lot of the problems that might happen on opening day may not need solving and might right themselves on their own. If you’re quick to make changes, you might be adding unnecessary work to your list of things to do.
2. Celebrate every win. As a leader, it’s important for your team to see you celebrate all your wins. You set the tone for your team, so remember to take some time to remind yourself why you’ve launched this idea in the first place. Check in with yourself and ask, “Am I enjoying this? Am I feeling more stressed than anything else?” Celebrating your wins will help you stay the course when things get tough down the road.
3. Ask questions instead of solving problems. People will naturally come to you, their leader, for wise counsel. Instead of spouting off ideas and decisions anytime you’re asked, ask your team questions about the best way to solve a current problem together. By getting the whole team involved, you’re ensuring they’re growing in this process, too.
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