There's no doubt about it: we live in a world where distractions abound and the demands on our attention seem endless. From neverending access to work email and social media to navigating everyday life, cultivating focus and mental clarity has become a highly desirable skill!
Finding out how to decrease distractions and concentrate is not only a valuable asset but also essential for overall well-being. But let's be honest, it's easier said than done.
While learning to cultivate clarity and increase your focus is the goal, it's a process that continually evolves. After all, distractions just keep coming and they morph themselves just when you think you're on top of it! But the good news is, there are some practical strategies to help!
If you're knee deep in your journey of personal and professional growth, you need to know one thing: one of the most underestimated but powerful tools at your fingertips is the daily routine.
That's because a well-structured daily routine helps you stay organized, focused, and motivated! Whether you're an entrepreneur, a student, or a busy professional, building and sustaining high-performing daily routines can transform your life.
Studies have shown that people who create routines actually not only are more productive, but live healthier and longer lives, too! The fact is that small, sustainable steps towards a goal add up to big changes.
While it's true that everyone approaches the creation of routines differently, the most important aspect is having one and sticking to it. Let's explore the essential components and strategies for creating routines that foster productivity and well-being.
Before you can build an...
Leadership is the cornerstone of success in any organization. A great leader not only drives the company's vision and mission but also fosters an environment where high-performing teams can thrive!
Meanwhile, high-performing teams are the lifeblood of any successful business, and their creation and maintenance depend on the leadership's ability to inspire, guide, and empower their members. No pressure, right?
Former First Lady Eleanore Rosalynn Carter said it best:
“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.”
So how does a leader find the right people, get them in the same room, working towards the same goal, and get them into high performance mode? Here are some key strategies:
A high-performing team begins with a clear and compelling vision. Leaders must articulate the organization's goals and mission in a way that resonates...
When most people think about communication, they think about talking.
But effective communication isn't just about words; it's about listening, connection, and influence!
Believe it or not, better communication doesn't start with talking, it actually starts with active listening.
Active listening is truly engaging with the speaker, asking clarifying questions, and showing that you value their perspective. Too many times people are more focused on what they want to say that they don't bring anything that the other person says into the response and they also provide little to no value.
The fact is, you will never be an influential communicator or leader if you don't stop and take the time to listen. Why? Because when people feel heard, they are more likely to be open to what you have to say––to be influenced.
Being an active listener is the foundation for communicating in an influential way, but it takes more than that. Keep reading to see more skills you can...
As we head into 2024, I am excited to share that I will have hit a big milestone: a decade of coaching!
It has been an amazing (almost) decade of coaching high-performance business owners and leaders.
I have affirmed that I will continue to coach on the power of high-performance habits: clarity, productivity, energy, courage, and influence. But I also learned that one of the biggest patterns I see is that my clients have learned how to master habits and they are successful people, BUT they still need support to wake up to their life!
Maybe you've felt that way, too.
You are pursuing clarity, increasing your productivity, and experiencing higher levels of energy through exercise and nutrition, but you're not able to really reap the benefits of a fully awake life because you're just on autopilot.
The beauty of habits is...
Confidence is a fuel that propels us forward in life, helping us tackle challenges, chase our dreams, and embrace opportunities. It's a vital asset for high performers because it is key in fostering resilience, facilitating risk-taking, enabling effective decision-making, enhancing leadership capabilities, and cultivating a positive mindset.
But how do you get to a place where confidence is leading your way? You have to start with courage.
While Sullivan details how all four C's play a vital role in evolving your identity, courage and confidence really stand out as major components in reaching high performance.
Courage and confidence sound very similar, don't they? Before delving into...
It's a common thought that if you want to get more results, you have to work more. CEO's, business owners and entrepreneurs are definitely known for their hard work ethic and putting in extra hours to find success.
But what if their achievements weren't because they left zero room for free time and were workaholics, but due to something else?
Lately, I have been digging into Dan Sullivan's book, 10x is Easier than 2x and to say that it's rocking my world is an understatement. The entire premise is that people who aim to 10x their success actually work less than people who just shoot to 2x their success.
No really, it's true.
That's because people who aim past just a little more than what they're currently doing (i.e. 2x), are doing what they normally do and aren't changing much. They are operating from what's worked for them in the past. Meanwhile, people who want to 10x have a laser focus. They realize that they need to throw off 80% of what they do to just get...
When it comes to pursuing success and personal growth, one of the most powerful strategies is stepping outside your comfort zone. That's because high performers understand that real progress happens beyond the boundaries of familiarity. It's where the magic of learning, innovation, and transformation unfolds! In this article, let's see why stepping outside your comfort zone is essential for high performance and talk about practical tips on how to embrace discomfort to achieve results.
Your comfort zone is a cozy space where routines and familiar activities reside. While it's comforting, it can also be a stagnant pool that prevents you from reaching your full potential! Stepping outside this zone brings a ton of benefits:
As high performers, our journey towards excellence and success can be all-consuming. It's all too easy to find ourselves engrossed in the relentless drive to achieve our goals, leaving little time for anything else!
While ambition is admirable, maintaining a healthy work-life balance is essential for long-term success and well-being. Honestly, it's more than just balance (thankfully, since balance can feel impossible), it's about integration.
Integration, in the context of balancing work and life, is the blending of your professional and personal responsibilities in a way that allows you to fulfill both aspects without experiencing excessive conflict or stress. Instead of strictly segregating work and personal life into separate compartments, integration promotes a more flexible approach where the two spheres complement and support each other.
Rather than striving to achieve a strict balance where work and personal life are given equal time and attention,...
We live in a digital world, where paper and pen is often considered “old school.” If you aren’t naturally a person who loves to write things down and check them off (guilty!) then the thought of using a paper planner may not appeal to you or may even sound like one extra task you need to check off every day.
However, using this kind of tool can help you be more intentional and strategic in meeting your goals. Not only that, it can provide an outlet for your creativity, memory keeping, and at the very least, your daily scheduling.
Once you’ve taken the plunge into paper planning, the next step involves deciding which one. A quick Google search can provide overwhelming results. I’m going to save you the trouble and share my favorite planning tool, The Highest Potential Planner.
As someone who went through a period of time where I was trying all.the.planners. I can tell you from experience that this one is the best!...