Megan was doing everything right….or so she thought.
She was managing a stressful corporate job whilst researching her business idea in between the spaces of being there for her two girls, getting to the gym twice a week and seeing her husband for a date night here and there.
She seemed to be doing a lot but wasn’t actually getting very far with her real desire to start a business…
“Why do you think that is?” I asked her on the phone.
It wasn’t that she was procrastinating…..OK maybe she procrastinated at times….it was something else….
“I don’t really know?” she explained “In all honesty I’m just so tired and feel like I’m going through the motions at times. Some things are starting to feel like a chore.”
Megan hit on why she wasn’t getting results despite her valiant efforts. Managing a career, two kids and a side business is no small feat!
Not in a place where you can watch the video? Read on for the transcript:
A lot of us driven women who want to roll our sleeves up and get the job done….actually sitting at a desk and getting the job done is not the issue.
Well, sometimes yes we can procrastinate (we’re human) but for the most part we’re good.
The missing piece to getting results from your to-do list is to do with…..YOUR ENERGY.
You’ve got to bring the right energy to those items on your to-do list.
I’m really guilty of *not* doing this!
For example, I love to read….
But I find that if I don’t catch myself, I can end up skimming for the sake of reading without actually taking in the information.
That’s something we do with our life and career goals.
We go through the motions and take the steps but we don’t actually absorb the information and get what we need from each step.
Need an example?
Let’s say you’re thinking of making a career change.
One of your action items may be to speak to somebody who’s made that change or is in the industry that you want to move into.
It’s not just about having a coffee with them and ticking the box that you’ve done it.
You’ve got to bring the energy and excitement to it. You’ve got to bring in the real you.
What is it that you’re excited about?
What is it that you’re thinking about doing?
What are the questions you want to have answered?
Be in that space of genuine curiosity and be confident in the fact that you’re going to get the answers you need to make the right decision for you.
So if you’re flailing and you’re going through the to-do list and you’re not seeing the results that you want….
Think about where your energy is.
Are you truly giving it your all on each of those items that you’ve got on that to-do list?
Are you showing up fully?
Are you excited? Are you passionate? Are you engaged?
How do you want to be?
Let’s get real for a minute….
You’re going after that goal because you think it’s going to bring you something that you don’t already have.
For most people that’s freedom, joy, peace, happiness.
Bring those qualities to each of the items on your to-do list and see how that changes your results.
Let’s make it an experiment.
Give it a try for a week and see how things change for you.
Now I would love to hear from you:
- Where do you think your energy is when you go through your to-do list?
- Do you feel frazzled and frustrated?
- Or are you energised, excited and on purpose?
Leave a comment and let me know.
Thank you for stopping by, I’ll catch you next time!