Self-Coach Sunday 62: Work Smarter, Not Harder

How do you do this? Over the next ten blog posts you will gain some insight on how to become more efficient, productive and effective by doing less, not more. The 80/20 rules suggest 80 percent of your results will come from 20 percent of your efforts. In theory, you could eliminate 80 percent of what you are currently doing. That, is working smarter.

Please continue to follow the next ten blog posts. The will show you coaching pointers on how to work smarter while having more fun.

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Self-Coach Sunday 9: Have Something To Look Forward To Every Day

It is amazing how quickly our lives can become drab and colorless if we do not have something to look forward to. We wait far too long for that once-a-year vacation or that special event. That just isn’t enough. Or it might be enough, but being successful is not about having just enough – it’s about abundance. You need an abundance of good things to look forward to – as a bare minimum at least one thing every day. And don’t overlook the simple things, which are often the most rewarding.

To get you thinking, here are some things you could look forward to: a half hour alone, a walk in the woods with your significant other, a bike ride through the park, taking a bubble bath, seeing a play, trying out a new restaurant.

What is your ideal morning or evening? Treat yourself with as many elements of your ideal day as possible, and you will be happier and more energized throughout the day. Take a few minutes right now to write down in vivid detail your ideal day from the moment you wake up in the morning until you fall asleep at night. How many elements of your ideal day are possible to do every day starting right now? Give yourself the time to enjoy your day and you’ll be glad to get up and start every morning.

Often the reason work expands is that we don’t have a sufficiently compelling reason to prevent it from doing so. Make sure you do!

• Sign up for a fun, creative class that starts at 6pm so you have to leave the office at 5pm.

• Put in place super strong boundaries around your personal time. No work calls on weekends, evenings, etc.

• Do not answer your cell phone or check your emails when you are on vacation or working on a creative project. Use technology to increase your effectiveness, not decrease it.

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Wellness Coaching Pointer: Play More

It is so easy to get too busy for the things we really enjoy. Stop and ask yourself, “what is the point of doing all this work if I don’t have time to enjoy myself?”

When I coach, I often ask clients to start doing more of the things they really want and enjoy. Sometimes clients can’t even think of anything. Playing is the answer to rejuvenation and re-energizing you so that you can go back to work with enthusiasm. So how do you play? Think back to when you were a kid and the activities that were fun. Explore some of those activities. They might be reading, hiking, painting, dancing, playing sports, coaching youth, cooking – do whatever it is for you. When you are successful at play you will receive more energy and personal satisfaction.

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If you are interested in coaching or have questions, please feel free to contact me.

Please visit my Facebook Page.

Wellness Coaching Pointer: Work Smarter, Not Harder

How do you do this? Over the next ten blog posts you will gain some insight on how to become more efficient, productive and effective by doing less, not more. The 80/20 rules suggest 80 percent of your results will come from 20 percent of your efforts. In theory, you could eliminate 80 percent of what you are currently doing. That, is working smarter.

Please continue to follow the next ten blog posts. The will show you coaching pointers on how to work smarter while having more fun.

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If you are interested in coaching or have questions, please feel free to contact me.

Please visit my Facebook Page.

Wellness Coaching Pointer: Have Something To Look Forward To Every Day

It is amazing how quickly our lives can become drab and colorless if we do not have something to look forward to. We wait far too long for that once-a-year vacation or that special event. That just isn’t enough. Or it might be enough, but being successful is not about having just enough – it’s about abundance. You need an abundance of good things to look forward to – as a bare minimum at least one thing every day. And don’t overlook the simple things, which are often the most rewarding.

To get you thinking, here are some things you could look forward to: a half hour alone, a walk in the woods with your significant other, a bike ride through the park, taking a bubble bath, seeing a play, trying out a new restaurant.

What is your ideal morning or evening? Treat yourself with as many elements of your ideal day as possible, and you will be happier and more energized throughout the day. Take a few minutes right now to write down in vivid detail your ideal day from the moment you wake up in the morning until you fall asleep at night. How many elements of your ideal day are possible to do every day starting right now? Give yourself the time to enjoy your day and you’ll be glad to get up and start every morning.

Often the reason work expands is that we don’t have a sufficiently compelling reason to prevent it from doing so. Make sure you do!

• Sign up for a fun, creative class that starts at 6pm so you have to leave the office at 5pm.

• Put in place super strong boundaries around your personal time. No work calls on weekends, evenings, etc.

• Do not answer your cell phone or check your emails when you are on vacation or working on a creative project. Use technology to increase your effectiveness, not decrease it.

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If you are interested in coaching or have questions, please feel free to contact me.

Please visit my Facebook Page.