I have found this to be especially true today. Are YOU on the cutting edge of your field? How can you get on the cutting edge of your field this week?
A good friend asked me the other day if I had a strategy for making the most of my day. Of course I do! Being Chief Spark Instigator, I have to make sure that I can do what I want others to do.
Here is what I gave him.
1. Know Your Goals
This helps you prioritize and, according to your values, set the right goals. As points out in his recent article, we have to know what motivates us. (H/t to for sharing.) With right motivations, we can set right goals.
2. Create Routine
This cuts down on distractions that could prevent you from making the most of your day. It also helps you get into the zone where you are performing your best.
3. Plan & Visualize
Actually write out your goals for the day in time slots. Give yourself cushion between tasks of 15 minutes so that you don’t feel rushed. Then, picture yourself moving from task to task, from desired outcome to desired outcome in a calm, confident manner.
Ensure that at each stage of the day you have some form of accountability. Find someone who is attached to each of your desired outcomes and partner with them. A friend to work out with. A co-worker to check on you if you are late to work. A loved one who you eat healthy with for lunch. Partnering is key.
What is Your Strategy for Getting the Most of Your Day?
Share with me what it is you do to make sure that you are making each day powerful. If you don’t have one, experiment with this one today and let us know how it goes. Also, if you know of anyone who struggles with living a fulfilled day, share this with them and encourage them to take their days to the next level!
If I don't have a plan of action for each day, I am all over the place with no real aim!
I am testing out the idea of Themed days as I tend to get more done when I can focus on one project over a longer period of time.
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- Southeastern UniversityPractical Theology, 2007 - 2007
- University of Pittsburgh (Semester-at-Sea)International Business, World Religions, 2005 - 2005
- Indian River Community CollegeBusiness Administration, 1998 - 1999
- Sebastian River High School1994 - 1998
Grant has spent the last 12 years working with and training individuals, business-owners and non-profit organizations. His consultation has included individual life-coaching and various entrepreneurial ventures.
He also offers his time to help train humanitarian volunteers, project teams, and organizational staff to expand their support base by developing supporter loyalty and creating a dynamic supporter culture. As a mission development worker, Grant has helped launch numerous ministries. He has assisted the development of multiple projects and programs that have helped the less privileged in various states and under-developed countries.
As part of his passion, he and his wife work in the humanitarian development field on the island of Hispaniola. They seek to help people live a higher quality of life through sustainable solutions, micro-economic opportunities, and development training.
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- Community Partnerships International (CPI Haiti)Co-Founder, 2007 - 2011
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