I used to get frustrated when the end of the week would roll around and I still hadn’t done what I said I wanted to do. Even with the best of intentions, I just got too busy.
One week would flow into the next and nothing would have changed.
Life got in the way.
Just yesterday, on our P.O.W.E.R Advisory Board call, we were talking about when this happens we are either avoiding it or honouring other people’s priorities over our own. Filling our days with other’s requests or needs.
Ironically, at the end of the week, month, year, when we sacrifice our own priorities, we are the ones that lose out. Our performance at work is being evaluated on our priorities, not others.
We are even more critical when we evaluate ourselves.
HERE ARE 3 STEPS TO MAKE SURE YOUR “EVERYDAY” COUNTS:
It’s a simple Tool that I use and introduce to the women in my program. It’s called Purposeful Timeblocking.
Use this Tool when you need to trust that you are in purposeful action to generate the results that are important to you.
1. WEEKLY PRIORITIES: On Sunday night or Monday morning, identify your TOP Priorities for the week that need to happen and then ENTER them into your Calendar. (Be sure to consider all aspects of your life that matter, not only work. Things like family, relationships, health, spirituality, community engagement, etc….)
2. POWER HOUR: 3 x per week timeblock a 1 hour POWER HOUR into your calendar, where you take the BOLD actions that will MOVE THE DIAL on the things that matter. I recommend doing this first thing, before 11 a.m.
3. GRATITIUDE – At the end of the day, write down or say 3 new things that day that you are Grateful for.
What do you stand to gain by being purposeful with your everyday?
What do you commit to doing differently?
I’d love to hear. Saying it out loud so others can hear or posting it will keep you even more accountable.
Here is mine: My POWER HOURS are Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 9:30-10:30.
How about you?
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