How is your energy? Everywhere I go today leaders are up against it. Relentless pace. Constant uncertainty. Efficiency savings. Disruptive competition. It’s a fun game to play! I believe that leaders are like corporate athletes and therefore they need to be at the top of their game to win.
To help you along the way I believe you need to reflect upon two important questions, ‘What energizes you?’ What de-energizes you?
On a personal note I have a few daily disciplines which are my lifelines… daily exercise…I don’t push it, however I do my jog, or gym every day. Meditation…I take 5mins of stillness to focus. Intention…I set a clear intention of how I want ‘to be’ each day. My current intention is to ‘be brilliant!’ Prioritisation…I commit to only doing what is most important. Obviously I have stuff I would rather not do, but it’s all part of a bigger picture. People…I aim to only spend time with family, friends and clients who energize me.
Life simply goes by too fast to not make your energy a key focus. Your energy is your fuel for your physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual wellbeing so nurture it wisely.