In today’s episode, we’re talking about a quick and easy practice that will help you become more resilient and strategic if done daily.
Being a business owner is incredibly rewarding, but growing that business and leading your team can be challenging, especially in times of massive change and instability.
Overwhelm, stress, and burnout are factors that regularly plague entrepreneurs. And that’s why it’s so essential to establish resiliency routines that support not only your mental health but your physical well-being as well.
Mainstream productivity advice and tools offer many suggestions that are not sustainable and can create more stress and further drain your energy.
Think about these: you gotta get up at 6 am, run 5 miles, drink 6 cups of green tea, make sure you work like this, and that → I’m exhausted just listening to those folks.
Everyone has a unique way of operating, and when you implement mainstream productivity tools, it can be detrimental.
As an entrepreneur, it is imperative that you understand how to work with your strengths, energy levels, and your unique way of operating in this world. You have to take radical responsibility for how you show up to seize the day, every day.
This why I have my clients do many personality tests when we start working together. By knowing how they gain their energy, e.g. –the one most of us know: introverts need lots of alone time vs. extroverts to recharge their batteries by spending time with people, clients can start to take back power and autonomy of their energy.
Other personality tests like Human Design, or How to Fascinate also help business owners to understand their most effective leadership style, which will help them make the best decisions. When you consider all that information, you can use existing habits and routines to support your mental well-being and your energy levels or create new ones that will help you prevent burnouts.
When clients start implementing and integrating this information into their daily life they find that they sleep better, their anxiety goes down, and they are better able to focus.
And this is what we mean when we say they become more resilient. When you’re rested, grounded, and focused, you can better cope with whatever life throws at you.
My clients love knowing and implementing this information. They find that it invigorates their business on all levels and turns them into the most-valuable asset and leader of their business.
Another practice that I help my clients to cultivate when working together that also allows them to become more strategic is to set up a morning routine where they take a few minutes to get into their work-mode zone. By doing this, clients become focused and shift into a solution-orientated frame of mind (which, as you may remember from Episode 89, has now been scientifically proven to be the mindset you need to be more successful.)
I’ve dubbed it the Up Level Project Daily Practice, and you can download it at HannekeAntonelli.com/dailypractice.
The practice consists of four easy steps:
Step 1: Connect to your vision: focusing on what you want to accomplish.
Step 2: Check in on how committed you are to accomplishing your goal.
Step 3: Imagine yourself having already accomplished that goal and embody the qualities of your future successful self. How would you act, what would you think, if your goal was already achieved – embody those traits now.
Step 4: Checking in with your mindset around your goals. Do you believe that it’s possible to accomplish those goals, if not — what do you need to adjust? As I’ve mentioned with the Up Level Formula — it’s here where you have to remember that the results we can achieve are an accumulation of our beliefs, thoughts, language, feelings, and actions. To achieve higher results, you have to uplevel everything in that equation.
When you take 10 minutes or less every day to implement this practice, it will help you naturally step into a more strategic mindset and waste less time and energy to achieve your goals.
And as I mentioned, if you’d like to adopt this daily practice into your routine — you can download a quick PDF with more information about it at HannekeAntonelli.com/dailypractice.