Before I hop into the training this week, I wanted to invite those of you who are not apart of Recruiting Made Simple to our monthly training tomorrow. I am going to walk the group through how to set up their next 90 days for success. Join for $1 and get 14 days to take it for a test drive.
Ok, let’s dive in. . .
If you are a coach that is working too much…
If you just can’t let go of doing it all…
If you keep saying the 5 deadly words: “I will do it myself”…
Then this email is for you.
Hi, my name is Mandy Green, and I’m a recovering workaholic coach.
Today I want to share what’s worked for me to reduce my addiction to overwork…
Because I know these tips can work for you too:
Step #1 – Public Accountability
When I told the world – via this newsletter and on social media – that, “I’m shutting down work every night at 6pm EST to be with my family,” … it left me with two choices:
a) Be a lying, hypocritical workaholic and break that pledge
b) Commit to it and be more focused during the day
So… ask your team, your staff, your family, your coach (!), etc. for hardcore accountability…
Ask someone to check on you each morning about how your nightly shutdown went…
And ask them to check on you mid-afternoon and ask, “Are you ready to be present at night?”
Step #2 – Identify Your Triggers
Then destroy your distractions and toss your temptations.
If checking your phone and email too much cause you to work an extra hour (or more) each day…
Cut back on that habit.
Use app blockers… or delete the tools from your phone after a certain point each day… and only re-install them in the morning.
Step #3 – Set Significant Consequences
If you don’t do something…
Then a reward must be removed…
Or a punishment must be in place.
Whichever motivates you better.
Use it to build momentum… and start stacking WINS.
Step #4 – Block Your Non-Negotiable Non-Work Time
Plan your Ideal week…
Putting workouts, family time, self-care, time for hobbies, etc. on the calendar.
These are set-in-stone non-negotiable actions.
Put those on the calendar first and build everything around it.
And if you begin to break these commitments… see Step #3.
Step #5 – Change Your Identity
This is the greatest lesson ever learned from James Clear, author of Atomic Habits.
Planning, consequences, and accountability only go so far…
It’s only when you change your Core Identity – to where you no longer seeing yourself as a workaholic whose worth in life is related to the amount you work or wins you get – that you will finally be able to step back from being that way.
This takes work.
It requires changing your self-limiting beliefs.
But it is worth it.
When you follow these 5 simple steps you’ll immediately boost your productivity and slash your stress levels.
Which is why the weird, counterintuitive result of working LESS (provided you do it this way)…
…is that you may even cut your workload in half.
To Your Success,
PS – If you want to get more done during NORMAL work hours…
…So that you can stick to your work cutoffs while remaining ultra productive…
Tune in tomorrow at 9am or 1pm ET for my Recruiting Made Simple Training on:
How to Plan Out Your Next 90 Days
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