Do you and your team need more laziness?

This concept has resonated with a number of our clients. One in particular came to me because he thought he was lazy and capable of more. Basically he wanted to snap out of his laziness and get motivated to hit some higher goals for his business.

Interestingly, when we dug a little deeper about his goals for the business, we saw that his business was actually in really great shape. He had plenty of great referrals coming through, so meeting his revenue targets for the coming years was not going to be a problem. He wasn’t working long hours and nor did he want to, but felt like he should be.

If anything some of their systems just needed some tweaking, and he knew what he had to do. So to save his energy we just made sure he had the right staffing to get those adjustments sorted as quickly as possible.

One of the biggest issues that became apparent was his belief that he should be working much harder. The belief that success should only be achieved if it feels really hard is a belief that many have, and it’s not necessarily a productive one.

What does success even mean?

We worked together with this client to clearly define his goals for the business and therefore his definition of success. He often kept falling back into what he thought was expected of him or what he could achieve if he worked harder.

We pulled it right back to what did he really need to achieve and why. If you don’t have a good reason to do something, don’t do it, oh and don’t beat yourself up for not doing it.

So once we got clear on a the goals that he really wanted to hit, it turns out he didn’t need to work harder to achieve them. He needed to give himself permission to be ok with that.

Knowing what is worthy of every valuable energy credit is crucial

A deeper understanding of our energy credit mastery system helped him to delink time worked from goal achievement, and to get him to his goals with the least amount of energy spent as possible.

Oh and spending energy credits overthinking things, or beating yourself up for not wanting the same goals as others, isn’t a great use of energy credits.

Again, the world needs more laziness.

Part of mastering his energy was to ensure he was working on tasks that bring him joy. Finding joy in even just 20% of the working day will significantly decrease the chance of burnout.

For the tasks which brought him less joy, we then made sure he had staff around him who found those tasks quite light

So while you set yourself up for success, make sure your goals are meaningful to the only person that matters – you.

Then focus on how you can achieve those goals with the least amount of effort required.

The world needs more laziness.

If you are looking to really optimise your cognitive energy to the tune of an extra 2 hours of effective time per day, why not check out Day 1 of our open workshop series on March 17.

Or contact us for a no obligation 45 minute discovery meeting if you are interested in everyone in your team having an extra 2 hours of effective time per day by mastering their cognitive energy.