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The question haunts you, “Am I doing enough?”
First of all, you are not alone. Most high-performing players will probably agree that they are constantly using the measuring stick to see if they spend enough time with their family, their faith, their spouse, their fitness, their finances, or whatever. another element that is vital to them.
This is how I move from a place of feeling and wondering if I am not enough:
- I recognize that this thought “maybe I’m not doing enough” is just a thought. It’s a fleeting sensation. It is not a fact.
- I spend time every Sunday planning next week with the intention of turning the focus.
- He attacks and wins every day. This will allow you to focus on one day at a time and be less overwhelmed.
The intentionality of the rotating focus is the clarity of your priorities on a weekly (if not day-to-day) basis.
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Step 1: Identify what your main focus is during the week
You may be wondering, “What’s for me this week?”
- Will you lean towards business? If so, how will you know if you have achieved your goal? How is success?
- Is it a week of family vacation? If so, what should be delegated, removed, or done now so that you can be present with your family?
- Is it a week to restore your health? If so, what do you need to delete from your calendar so that you can start your new diet, get a massage, go to cryotherapy, etc.?
The goal of this exercise is to keep an eye on your calendar so you can be proactive about how you will spend your time.
Step 2: Take your main focus and challenge it to everything on the calendar
For example, you can review each scheduled meeting and ask if it is aligned with the goals for the week. Often, at the time of scheduling the meeting, it may have been necessary, but it is key to check if these action points have been discussed since the previous week and if the meeting can be deleted or transformed into an email. It’s also a good time to delegate anything that doesn’t require your specific genius.
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Step 3: Make time for yourself and your priorities
I look at my calendar with a selfish lens. If I can eliminate a 30-minute meeting, I will block time to take my son or daughter to football practice. It’s 15 private minutes in the car together with which I can be intentional!
Other times, I’ll suddenly have a feeling (or intuition) that I’ve been aware I’ve been working on for a few days and I realize I haven’t had a date night or a family night in a long time. It’s a sudden realization that things are out of balance! Right now, I will decide to stop working at night, order dinner, or go out to dinner with my family. Other times, it’s time for a night of dating with my long-awaited wife.
You can proactively plan things that are continually important to you by blocking them now in your calendar.
You may want to add:
- Daily workouts
- Once a week family night, or date night
- Stop points to work early at least once or twice a week
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Step 4: Be creative with your time
This summer I realized that my average son, Davis, and I didn’t have much scheduled together. I signed him up for Iron Tribe with me. I’ve intentionally scheduled a time to go to workouts together, so now we have time to drive together, time to train together, and time to have a snack after workout all at once.
I didn’t have to spend three hours for him to exercise, me and I were together – I did it all at once.
Find those areas of your life where you can integrate all the things you love together. That’s what life is all about and your calendar is a representation of what matters most to you.
I challenge you to set up an appointment to review the Sunday evening calendar with yourself, lock in time for what matters (see how much you can fit several things you like in an hour like I did with my son), and set your own main rotating focus per week. Your thought “Am I doing enough?” it has no chance against this system.