Last time we talked about the things we cannot control. How to make them less energy sucking and owning the wisdom of knowing the difference between what we can control and what we cannot.
So what about all those zillion things that we think we can control?
I have been studying with some of the best productivity and high performance coaches like Brendon Burchard and Eben Pagan. No matter who you ask and who you are, the consensus is always this: get your mind right and have a plan.
For most of us, the things we can control still feel like a lot and sorting it all out and actually getting into action around it can be a real challenge. How about actually enjoying what we are doing and having real attachment to the outcome because it is so meaningful to us? HINT: having your work be meaningful and feeling like you are making a real difference GENERATES energy... A really big argument for why it is so important to feel congruent with what we do.
Getting your mind right is the first place to spend a little time.
- Make a list of things in your life where you feel incomplete. Just like resisting the things you can't control, what is incomplete also presents a big energy drain. Make a plan for how to complete or let go of all of the things on this list within a short period of time.
- What areas of your business/life feel dead? Think about where you want to re-energize, add some skills or step it up and notice why this is a dead zone for you. Did you lose interest? Is this your "cringe" and you just don't want to do it? Consider delegating or just throwing the baby out with the bath water and being done with it.
- How do you sabotage yourself? Now that you have already gotten a lot of things off your mind, what is still on your agenda that you really want to do and you keep not doing it? Ask yourself, why? Often times the answers are along these line: overwhelm, just don't get to it, scattered, no energy, no time, distracted... sound familiar? Physically, emotionally, spiritually and intellectually, how do you sabotage your focus and productivity?
Work on your well-being first because next time we are really going to get into what makes someone a high performer--starting the day right, and yes, planning, focusing and being highly productive will follow!