3 weeks ago
Today is the first of a new weekly series called « what if you feel … ». the idea behind this is to review each week one of the feelings you can go through as a too busy entrepreneur(e). trust me, i’ve crossed myself all these unpleasant and freaky states of mind. and people i coach have too.
we’ll see in depth how to overcome feelings like: exhausted, alone in the world, procrastinator, « hamsterich », fearful of failure, etc. i think you see the idea. sounds familiar?
let’s begin today with when you feel exhausted, with no energy at all left in the engine. i think energy is crucial to be able to go for things and to take the extra mile. i don’t know for you but in my case, i regularly have to take the extra mile if i want to stay on track in my business and lead it to the next level. as i have to learn new things at least weekly, i need to be high on energy. everyday.
when you feel exhausted, try to answer the following question: can i determine what causes that fatigue?
is it too much workload, too many toxic relationships with people being energy drainers and not energy chargers, is it a lack of motivation for what i do, or is it a purely physical fatigue?
i think it’s the first question to ask yourself in order to find the best remedy.
let’s have a look together at the options we have listed that could be at the origin of your fatigue: workload, relationships, motivation or physical.
option 1: workload
in that case, you can: review your agenda for the next days and try to see if you can free up some time. in a podcast the other day, someone was saying that almost everything is optional on an agenda. i strongly agree. often we let other people decide on our priorities, putting unnecessary meetings in our agenda, asking to work for them while we work on something else, ec.
once you look at your agenda, you can ask yourself, in order to free up some time: will this action/task be in my 20% actions leading to 80% value of all my actions? if yes, keep it. if no, try to either optimize, automate or delegate to someone else if you can.
also, take a moment with yourself to review your priorities. complete version at medium.com