One of the top reasons our coaching clients start the program is that they feel like they have lost control of their day and they want to gain that control back. It’s not that they are doing the wrong activities, they just need to manage their time in better ways.
In a recent article by Amber Rae, she lays out the ideal situation for the start of a working day for a fictional character, Joe. Imagining some of my clients reading this description (on day one of coaching) made me chuckle – how many of them would be able to relate to a stress free presentation because they were this prepared?
Joe went to sleep last night at 11 p.m., as he does most nights of the week. His presentation was ready Friday afternoon, after seven revisions thanks to feedback from advisors. He spent the weekend in nature connecting with friends. This morning, he woke up at 7 a.m., had a glass of water, ran two miles, meditated for 15 minutes, and drank a smoothie. He put on the outfit he picked out the evening before, grabbed his bag, and walked out the door. He arrived 10 minutes early, feeling confident, calm, and eager to share his vision with potential investors.
I’m guessing that you may have chuckled reading that section, too – but I’m here to be an advocate that it can happen. I have several clients that I work with now who could say, “yes, that’s me!” It didn’t come easily for any of them, but I know they would say it was worth it.
In the article, Amber goes on to list 6 simple self-care rituals that could help you reach your daily potential and take back control of your day. These are simple changes, but it’s not always about a full re-boot; sometimes a new, simple ritual in your day could be the start to the new restart that you’ve been looking for.
Until next time – go sell some stuff!