I met up with my business coach recently.
Yep! Coaches have coaches too.
Along with realigning my focus and giving me a 5-year framework to work towards, we got onto the topic of investment.
TIME and ENERGY investment.
Being able to work smarter, not harder.
All of this fits into something I’ve been talking to clients about recently. Especially the newer ones.
Note down ALL the things you know you shouldn’t be doing. Before you try and do anything tricky, get rid of the dumb stuff.
This is the obvious stuff.
It’s the best investment of your time, energy and effort.
Not worrying about all the extra stuff you should be doing.
Instead, focusing on the things you’re currently doing which are against the grain of your goal.
I call it the ‘dumb stuff’ because we know we shouldn’t be doing it, yet we do it anyway.
Going to the pub after work 4 nights a week.
Having a cupboard full of potato chips.
Falling asleep in front of the TV each night.
Write this stuff down and work on getting rid of the dumb stuff before you try and do anything tricky.
This does require some self-awareness, perspective and humility. You have to be able to own your actions and choices. Which is hard.
But I never ever want people screwing around for 5 years and ending up in the same exact place. So sometimes doing some hard stuff is a good thing.
A necessary thing.