[trx_quote cite=”#” title=”Mandy Green”]There are 5 BIG problems that can happen if you are always on 24/7 as a coach, recruiter, wife/husband, etc.[/trx_quote]
5 Reasons Why Coaches Should Use This Time To Recharge
There is a lot of uncertainty, hoarding, and craziness going on right now. I know I am going to be stuck at home for the next 3-5 weeks with my 7 year old singing Frozen 2 songs at the top of her lungs all day everyday. 🙂
319-621-2384 is my cell phone number. Since you might have some spare time now, if you would be interested in talking about a specific recruit you are going after, your recruiting strategy, your staff, or how you manage your day to day in the office, please give me a call. I’d love to help!!
As a glass half full kind of girl, I think this is a great time for coaches to recharge their batteries. Today I am going to share 5 possible problems that can happen if you are always on 24/7 as a coach, recruiter, wife/husband, etc. Next week, I will give you more specific ways to combat these so they never become an issue for you.
For the record, I think I got this information from Michael Hyatt. I wanted to cite my source of this information but I couldn’t find it. Sorry about that.
According to Gallup, the average workweek is nearer fifty hours than forty. And for some of us, it’s a lot more. A study by the Center for Creative Leadership found that professionals and business leaders who carry mobile devices like smartphones work more than seventy hours a week! Even if we’re not crouched over our laptops, we’re still answering email on nights and weekends, chewing up hours trying to stay ahead or get caught up. We’re always on. And it’s wearing us out.
All of this running and gunning is costing us a lot—probably more than we think:
First, it can cost us our career. Sometimes we think that the extra hours we work makes us more productive, but that’s not actually true. Research shows that putting in extra hours for a short stretch is okay, but after that—if we make it the norm—our productivity takes a dive. So we’re not only getting less done, we’re also burning ourselves out. Both of which will add up to a negative impact on our work.
Second, it can cost us our health. Because of the hours we work, most of us don’t get the sleep we need. To save time in the kitchen, we eat for convenience, not nutrition— or even joy. We don’t get enough exercise. And our rest and relaxation often looks like collapsing exhausted in front of the television or mindlessly clicking away time online. The result is that, despite our relative wealth, Americans are very unhealthy, stressed, and depressed compared to other countries.
Third, it can cost us our sanity. There’s no way this level of exhaustion is helping our emotional health. When we’re weary and worn out, we’re not as clear about things as we could be. We get irritable and irrational, make bad calls, and often see the world more negatively than we should. More than twenty million prescriptions are written every year for antidepressants and sleep aids. We’re making ourselves crazy.
Fourth, it can cost us our family. The amount of time many of us work adds up to a big burden for our families. Andy Stanley uses the metaphor of a rock to make this point. It’s like we have a stone we give someone to hold for us. If the duration is brief, it’s not a big deal. They can manage. But we’ve made the duration permanent, and our spouses and children are straining under the weight. Some have already dropped the rock. Maybe that’s your situation. It nearly was mine.
Fifth, it can cost us our legacy. And let’s be frank about this. If we blow it on the first four, we’re blowing this one by default. Instead of succeeding at work, we’ll be remembered as somebody always stressed, behind, and unable to get the job done. People will remember us as constantly tired, sick, and emotionally spent. If our families survive intact, it won’t be without unneeded pain and trauma. And to cap it off, we’re likely to die younger than we need to.
I know that having to take all of this time off is inconvenient and heartbreaking for those that weren’t able to finish their spring seasons. I hate that part of all of this for all of the seniors. But coach, please use this time to recharge. More coming next week.
Have a safe, restful, and productive week!
P.S. If you found this helpful, please share it with your coaching friends. I want to help eliminate as much coaching office chaos for as many coaches I can this year. If I can save you 1-2 hours a day and get you so you don’t have to bring as much work home with you (besides recruiting calls), you will have more time and energy to spend with your families, friends, and on your hobbies. Happier and more productive coaches have happier and more productive teams!
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