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What do ESCAPE masterminds look like?



We decided to organize a weekly mastermind at Greek Escape because we want our colivers to have a space where they can share what is bothering them: whether a challenge at work or in their personal life, or related to their digital nomadism lifestyle.


We know that together we can find a solution to each challenge that is presented, and if not an immediate solution, then we can offer a space to vent about “that colleague who is pissing me off”, or that “boss who is too demanding and missing leadership skills”.


In practice, we have one facilitator – in our case, our inhouse business coach – who uses a well-defined methodology to give a structure. Each participant has 15 minutes of focus time that they can use as follows:

  • ask for support

  • ask for ideas/tips

  • ask for feedback

  • brainstorm

  • form goals for next time

 

Now let’s see one of the latest topic from a mastermind at Greek Escape: PROCRASTINATION


One of our coliver complained about delaying the same tasks over and over again, and asked the help of the team in how to deal with procrastination on things he does not like.


As our business coach indicated, that is perfectly normal. We all have a natural tendency to procrastinate on tasks we don’t like. But to help out in the long run, let’s use a tool that categorizes tasks and clearly shows what the focus should be.


Its name is “Work smarter not harder” developed by Natalie Ellis and Danielle Canty.


  • Step 1: Write down a list of all the tasks you accomplish on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.

  • Step 2: Organise them in 4 categories: Good at & like, Not good at but like, Good at, but don’t like, Don’t like & not good at

  • Step 3: The tasks in the “Good at & like” category should be your focus.

  • Step 4: In the “Not good at but like” category, think if you can get some help from a person, a tool or a resource so that you learn how to do these tasks.

  • Step 5: “Good at, but don’t like” tasks should be delegated or outsourced.

  • Step 6: “Don’t like & not good at” tasks should be delegated or outsourced as fast as possible. These are not a good investment of your time.


What do you think? We hope it is useful to you!

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