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February Cleansing

Change | | Tom Suddes

The word ‘February’ comes from the Latin word februum (purification), named for a Roman Cleansing Festival that was held each year on the 15th of the month.

In January, we BEGAN our Year of Engagement. We set GOALS. We are Re-Designing and Re-Imagining and Re-Energizing our organization and our operations.

February is a great time to CLEANSE ourselves of the BAGGAGE that is holding us back.

It’s a time to turn every one of our SACRED COWS into HAMBURGER!

It’s a time to totally re-think our models and paradigms that are based on badly dated thinking and totally wrong assumptions and suppositions.

Take a moment to gather your team and write down all of the BAGGAGE and SACRED COWS and THIS IS THE WAY WE’VE ALWAYS DONE IT thinking… and then have a cleansing/purification ceremony on February 15th. (Burn the list!)

P.S. This reminds me of a great 3 LIST strategy:

Make a list of:

1. The things you HAVE to do.
2. The things you WANT to do.
3. The things you neither HAVE or WANT to do.

Then, throw (burn) the third list away.