This year marks the beginning of something different and exciting for my family. My wife is starting a new career after seven years of staying at home with our two children. We both feel that it is time for her to jump into this new phase of life, and we couldn’t be more excited. [Read more…] about It Will Never Be Convenient
Achieving our dreams requires that we make better use of our precious time, and having more energy in the process is necessary to do so. Some of the best ways to find abundant energy are having a positive outlook on life, having a well-balanced diet, getting ample rest, exercising, and taking supplements. But the number one way that people find short-term energy boosts is through energy drinks and other forms of caffeine.
Energy drink sales in 2012 were over $12.5 billion. $12.5 billion! There is too much to do in such a short period of time and people are looking for any method available to help them get through their days.
But as we look at how people boost their energy levels, we must also look at the number one energy waster: unnecessary stress. Notice that I reference ‘unnecessary stress’ and not stress in general. This is because stress itself isn’t necessarily a bad thing, because stress can actually push us out of our comfort zones. But too much stress in large doses is when stress becomes a bad thing.
Stress is inevitable, so we need to begin embracing it, dealing with it, learning from it, and moving on. Yes, stress will come, because it is our body’s natural response to changes in life. Anybody that tells you that stress can be totally eliminated from life is lying to you.
Whether it is speaking in front of large crowds, taking on a new job, not having the finances you need to grow your business, or making a huge mistake in your endeavors that you don’t see as being fixable in this moment, everyone experiences large doses of stress when they step out to do something meaningful. This is why stress is such an important discussion to have today. We have to learn how to move through any unnecessary stresses to make way for good stress if we want to lead with our lives and make a bigger impact.
This being said, it is a good idea to identify any unnecessary stresses in your life—the stresses you can change—and eliminate them as soon as possible. You can begin removing unnecessary stress by choosing the right priorities, because you cannot do it all. But, what do we do with all of the other “necessary” stresses we have? Here are six action steps to lessen the burden of unnecessary stress in your life and grab hold of the mindset you have always wanted: [Read more…] about Take Your Time Back, Increase Your Energy, and Lower Unnecessary Stress
Mature leaders recognize that being “too busy” is a failure to prioritize. Why? Because you have enough time to accomplish great things.Mature leaders recognize that being “too busy” is a failure to prioritize. Click To Tweet
80/20 analysis shows that 80% of the value comes from 20% of the time and effort. But 80/20 is iterative! 64% of the value comes from just 4% of your time and effort. 4% is one hour out of 25, or roughly an hour a day.
Once you see this truth, the question becomes how to convert more hours into highest payoff activities. Converting just one more hour into high-value activity could double your output. [Read more…] about You Have Enough Time