Are the days blending together for you? I noticed last week that as Saturday rolled around that I was in work/hustle mode and just didn’t want to stop focusing on my To Do List. My CEO put a stop to it after a productive and full Saturday morning and told me I had to take the rest of the weekend off. And I am so glad I did. (Sometimes my CEO is kinda bossy, is yours?)
There are times that I buy into the belief that I need to work all of the time to create what I desire in my business (client growth and impact).
But as the leader of my business, I had to literally put a stop to the 5.5 day work week and shut down my work brain.
What I am craving is momentum, growth without so much effort. I think I’m onto something and I want to share it with you here.
My mind says I create momentum by thinking about my work every minute and working a lot of hours.
That type of work style does NOT create momentum, it creates burnout. I’ve been here before…..
I’m starting to understand what truly does create momentum and I want to remind you of this as well.
Momentum = A Grounded Belief in your Future Goals + Calm, Present Moment Focus
Checking into both of these ways of thinking about your business creates growth. It draws your future dreams, plans and goals and brings them into a present focus where the true action takes place.
I realized I can drop into this space by asking one simple question:
In light of my future goals, what can I do now to support them?
That’s why I stopped working on Saturday…..my husband deserved my attention, I want to create a future where we continue to have a strong relationship. My brain needed the rest and when I woke up on Monday, lo and behold, I was ready to get back at it and had a very productive Monday.
There are some resources that have helped me to create momentum and growth in my mindset here.
For present moment focus I recommend, The Practicing Mind by Thomas Sterner. He has helpful resources on his website as well.
For future unlimited thinking I’m reading The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks. He talks a lot about our Zone of Genius and Upper Limits and how to bust through them.
P. S. You’re invited to the next ‘How to Maintain your Zone of Genius Coming Out of a Crisis’. If May’s group is anything like April’s, you do NOT want to miss it. Is this the crucial piece your business needs right now? You’re welcome to join us.
Just email me with questions or to let me know that you’re in for the next group: firstname.lastname@example.org