Coach: What are your top 2 goals this year?
Me: Blah and blah.
Coach: What is likely to get in the way of you achieving your goals? What’s the number one thing?
Me: Making things more complicated than they need be
(The perfect disguise for resistance. It’s more fun to prepare than to act.)
Coach: What is one way you can address that now?
Me: Hm, probably an action rather than an internal shift.
Many of my clients can only work 5-6 hours/day due to health or family priorities. Two weeks ago I decided to challenge myself to the same schedule, as it’s been quite a few years since ill health and a teenage son impacted my business day. To get started, I updated my Master Planning Schedule™ to reflect a shorter workday in order to best allocate the time available to work.
I’m giving myself a “C” for the first two weeks for two reasons: 1) I failed to stop working at the time I said I would, and 2) I overtaxed my true energy supply. I am giving myself credit for updating my calendar and making notes about what worked and didn’t work.
I might say (and I have) that I could not have chosen a worse time to challenge myself this way, as it coincided with the early release of Business from Bed, which prompted me to add activities that are not normal part of my workweek…
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This lovely cup of coffee is my visual representation of capacity. Each morning I measure out 2 cups of water and 1/2 cup of freshly ground french roast beans (half caffeinated and half decaf), steep the coffee in my french press, use my hand frothier to create the froth just the way I like it,