Have you ever felt like your motives, passions, interests and work just weren’t lining up?
If you find yourself feeling more discouragement than delight with your current work reality, it could mean that you haven’t found your “Zone of Genius” yet (or maybe you have, but you aren’t currently operating in that zone.
In his book, The Big Leap, Gay Hendricks describes how operating in the wrong “zone” can be detrimental to your creativity and completely life-sucking. He even details several cases that led to physical illness as a result of someone living in a state of misaligned passions and work.
How your day-to-day tasks and responsibilities align with your passions and intentions is SO important for you as a High Performer to understand. Why? Because in order to reach new heights both personally and professionally, you need to be bringing your highest and best self forward!
James Clear once said, “change your habits, change your life.” As a big proponent of the power of healthy habits, I couldn’t agree more!
We all want some sort of transformation in our life. Whether it’s making small changes in our personal life, becoming a better parent or taking our business to the next level, most everyone wants to better themself in some way or another.
Many people believe that in order to transform, they have to completely overhaul their life. But I want to share a nugget of truth: it’s the small habits that transform.
When you think about it, it makes total sense. When you commit to following through with small habits, they add up over time: resulting in big change!
Making sweeping changes can also have a big effect, of course. However, as humans it can be super easy to drop those big changes when they become overwhelming. Admit it, you’ve let go of a New Year’s Resolution or two because it...
If you’ve spent any amount of time with me, you know that I love a good discussion about habits. Whether good or bad, we all have them. If you’ve clicked on this post today though, you know we are talking about habits you want to break...habits that are no longer serving the person you want to become.
Bad habits are something that have evolved within our life that usually have some sort of pay off that we find rewarding. Maybe it’s the feeling of a lazy day spent on the couch avoiding chores, or avoiding that sense of anxiety by procrastinating on a big work project. Either way, the immediate gratification of embracing that bad habit is so enticing that we find ourselves doing it over and over.
But news flash! All those bad habits don’t offer any rewards! They continue to just bring short term “happiness,” causing you to miss out on all the goodness that is otherwise out there.
So how do you break bad habits? It’s not as...
In my time as a high performance coach, I’ve seen traits that high performers possess that set them apart. One of the most important qualities of someone who continually finds success has got to be this: they are proactive, not reactive.
A proactive person is one who plans. They plan their day, their week, their month, and even their year! (Yes, I just made a FRIENDS reference). High performers foresee challenges and eliminate the problems before they have a chance to come to fruition. And they have a clear direction for where they want to go so they don’t get sidetracked by distractions or the need to put out fires (that may not be fires at all).
The opposite of a proactive person is a reactive person, who waits for an issue to arise and then starts to problem solve. Reactive people don’t have a clear picture so they get tossed around reacting to whatever comes their way and often not progressing...
When it comes to being a high performer, a lot of people believe that the quickest way to reach success is to work harder. And working harder usually equates to being busy. After all, if you’re busy, you must be accomplishing a lot, right?
First, let’s admit that high performers have a natural tendency to be busy people. They are hard working, go-getters, and make things happen. That can often present itself as a constant state of frenzy.
We’ve likely all been there, especially when we’re trying to launch a new business or level-up!
But let’s be honest––it’s not sustainable. And it’s also not productive!
A healthy high performer (or someone who is working towards health) spends their time and productivity working on the right next steps or their habits.
High performers who are in a healthy place aren’t thinking about how many meetings they can squeeze into a...
As a high performer, you know that habits are a crucial part of success. Habits set you apart and help you hit new levels that otherwise would be hard to attain.
Author of High Performance Habits, Brendon Burchard, shares that to become a high performer, you must seek clarity, generate energy, raise necessity, increase productivity, develop influence, and demonstrate courage.
Following those habits, I wanted to share four underestimated habits that I’ve found sets my high performing clients up for success.
While not every high performer is a morning person, they do choose to make the best of them. Starting the day off so that you have clarity, direction, and purpose is a big part of reaching high performance.
I personally am NOT a morning person, but what I do is set intentions in the morning to be sure I’m in charge of my day and not letting the day be in charge of me. You don’t have to wake up at...
When you hear the word “habit,” you likely think of something negative. Biting your nails, procrastinating, or scrolling through social media could be just a few things that pop into your mind. But habits aren’t all bad. In fact, you actually need good habits in your life if you want to be a high performing individual.
When you develop and maintain good habits, they can get you where you want to go faster. While it definitely takes discipline, the result is far worth the effort. So what are some tips on building good habits, but more importantly making them stick?
Keep reading to find out!
Let’s be honest, once you’re in the mindset to make healthy changes, you’re all in! It can be tempting to completely overhaul your lifestyle or work ethic, but the fact is, starting small almost certainly guarantees your habits will stick.
If you set out with too many things to tackle, you’re much more likely...
Have you ever found yourself buying a self-help book, excited to dig in and make some big changes? You grab that shiny new highlighter, get to reading and are amazed at all the goodness inside! You are ready for it to change your life, but then...the changes don’t come.
What are you doing wrong?
Chances are, you put a little too much faith in the book and not enough in yourself. See, the self-help book industry is worth billions of dollars and it banks on hooking people in and supplying an endless stream of content when the results don’t come to fruition.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with a self-help book. They actually ARE really helpful––if you do it right. I read them all the time and am the first to recommend a good book as well. However, I’ve got a few reasons why your self-help books aren’t helping you find success, and what to do about it.
Self-help books are no...
Goal setting is a big topic in the new year, but here's the thing...setting goals is not enough. You need a plan to put in place to make your goals a reality!
One part of that plan needs to be accountability.
Unless you have accountability, you’re probably going to give up before you reach all your goals.
In this article, I'm going to share about how accountability is important and how a coach can keep you on track for making 2021 productive for you.
We all set goals with the best intentions, but then life just gets in the way. A busy home life, work, kids sporting events and global issues (hello, pandemic) can easily come between you and your goals. It’s not uncommon to forget about them entirely!
That’s where a coach who offers accountability comes into play. They’ll check in on regular intervals and remind you of your endgame. They’ll offer the encouragement you want...
"I need more time."
"I wish there were more hours in the day."
Do these sound familiar? As entrepreneurs and business people, we are all challenged with making the most of the time we have each day because many of us don't have someone managing our time for us and telling us what to do. We are on our own to manage our time well, and it comes easier to some of us than others.
We want to put forth our best effort, but the day-to-day duties that keep our business running can often make us feel like we are constantly doing menial tasks and never making REAL progress.
If you find yourself struggling to use your time more wisely, then keep reading to find a few simple tips for learning how to sharpen your time management skills.
If you’ve started your business from the ground up, you’ve probably carried out every job possible, from scrubbing the toilets to balancing...