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Grow Your Small Business with Business Coach Tristan Wright.
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Why Your Energy Determines Success Here’s how I define what ‘energy’ is: Energy is the right mindset that pumps you up to help you stay focused, with the courage and persistence to drive you forward until you achieve success. No matter what you face in business or life, whether on a daily basis or when everything around you seems to collapse, your persistence and right mindset is what keeps you moving forward. As an added bonus, energy also exudes a positive vibe that is infectious. It is reflected in your attitude and outlook on life, which then affects the people around you, your investors, employees, suppliers and even your customers. Going a step further, here are four descriptions of energy from well known resources: “Energy, in physics, the capacity for doing work”– Encyclopedia Britannica “Energy is determination and enthusiasm about doing things”– Collins Dictionary “Energy is the power and ability to be physically and mentally active”– Cambridge Dictionary “The capacity for vigorous activity; available power”– Dictionary.com There’s a common theme here – energy determines your ability to succeed in business. While it’s great to understand its meaning, it doesn’t address the reasons why your energy levels dip or identify signs you need to watch out for. How to correct low energy: Improving your diet goes without saying, so make a point to increase the foods that benefit your body and decrease the foods (and drinks) that don’t. To supplement this, engage in physical activity. I have clients that go to kickboxing, play tennis and I love to run, ride and walk. In fact, my day normally starts (assuming no early client meetings) with a long walk along the river to get a coffee. This is when I collect my thoughts, mentally set up my day and agree to what must be achieved with it. By the time I get back I’m caffeinated and rearing to get stuck in. It starts my day with high energy (and the coffee helps too). Sometimes though it doesn’t last all day. Like everybody, my energy levels dip but because I practice pattern interrupt, I’m able to get back on course quickly. According to a HuffPost article pattern interrupt is: “A technique to change a particular thought, behavior or situation. Behavioral psychology and neuro linguistic programming use this technique to interrupt and change thought
patterns and behaviors. It can be as simple as initiating a handshake or as definitive as seizing the moment to travel or fulfill your bucket list”. So, if a situation arises that can lower your energy you need to switch it up and do something different. That often means getting out of the office, if only for a short time. I recently introduced pattern interrupt to my clients and it’s working. A singapore based client was having a terrible day for some of the reasons I’ve mentioned above, he called in a panic. Nothing was going right and nothing was getting done. He told me he was hot and bothered, fuming and annoyed. I told him to go for a swim. After some convincing, he did. He did and it broke the pattern. He was able to recalibrate. When he came back to the office he spent less time at work, but had regained his focus and was more productive. Pattern interrupt is a great idea for short term problems but you can’t always rush out of the office at a moments notice. To keep my clients energy level high over the longer term, I insist that they only work in blocks of 90 days at a time. I work with them to forecast the next three months to outline what needs to be achieved and the strategy to ensure it is. The benefits on energy levels are huge working in 90 days cycles. My clients can see the finish line as the 90 block begins, meaning there’s momentum behind it from the get-go. At the end of the 90 days, they can reward themselves with some time off – I suggest a Friday, weekend and Monday – because they have ticked-off their achievement list they don’t feel guilty. Energy is important in life, not just in business. Ultimately it means productivity and efficiency. If you don’t have energy it will negatively impact you and your business. Your business cannot grow if your energy is low. It won’t attract new interest, encourage your staff to work towards your goals and the direction of your business, led by you, will stagnate. Your mindset, of which energy is an integral part, is the driving force behind your success in business. Get more information, please visit https://www.evolvetogrow.com.au/