team of one
the other day as i noticed teams of people strolling out together for a time of camaraderie and bonding over what i call “lunch,” i sat down with my warmed up lean cuisine meal for my team lunch.
you see, i’m a team of one.
i sort of work on the fringes of other teams, helping project manage multiple tasks in the office.
i’m the guy who helps get things to the finish line.
so while there is no “i” in team, there is a “me.”
now i realize that i’m not the only one out there who works solo. in fact, some of you labor away at a desk in the corner of your home, running your own business or telecommunicating.
others work in an office, but are not officially on a team.
so for all us “teams of one” out there, i have a few suggestions:
- send an email to your business email address from your personal email address, telling yourself what a great job you are doing and note specific accomplishments you’ve achieved over the past six months.
- take yourself out to lunch.
- laugh at your own jokes.
- set up a system of rewards for personal goals you achieve. for example, buy that new book when you go six months without a published editing error.
- talk to yourself. it’s fine. everyone’s a little crazy–some just show it more than others.
- on your birthday, buy yourself a single serving dessert. in fact, just take the day off. that’s how your “team” rolls.
so are you on a team of one? what are some ways you can celebrate the work you are doing?
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