Decide what you want to focus on

February 20, 2020

Decide what you want to focus on

 

This week is about making a choice: focus on what works for you, or on blaming yourself with should’ve, could’ve, would’ve.

I know what I will choose.

What about you?

 

Decide what defines you

 

Do you define yourself by your skills or those that others have and you don’t?

Let me ask you …

What would be the most efficient for you? Perfecting and mastering your zones of excellence;

Or catching up, starting from scratch?

 

Learn from your past experiences

 

Past successes = your skills

Past failures = your feedback for adjusting, learning and challenging yourself

 

Client Case Study:  My lucky star has abandoned me

 

Female Consultant in her early 40s

    Solo entrepreneur, successful, with a great and steady stream of contracts

    Experiencing a low in her business: my lucky star has abandoned me

Results:

    Mounting frustration, stress accumulation, spills into other areas of her life

    Losing contracts and missing opportunities

My coaching solutions

    Refocus mind and energy on what’s important for her

    Exercise that creative muscle whenever you can

Results:

    Motivation back? Check! Energy back? Check! Self-discipline? Same!

    Signed a new long-term contract; on her own terms

If you feel at a low point in your motivation, it’s time to re-ignite that creative fire inside of you.  Contact me at mayda@maydapoccoaching.com for a free consultation.

 

The best career advice, ever

A couple of weeks ago, I was being interviewed for a podcast, and the host asked me the question:  “what is the best career advice you have ever been given”.

And spontaneously out of mouth came out the word: “chill”.

Was I happy at that time? Nope!

Was I downright pissed? You bet…

Did it work?

I do recall very well the circumstances when this was told to me.  It was a very stressful and hectic day at work.  This only word stopped me in my tracks to nowhere, and allowed me to refocus my attention to get things done.

It sounds pretty simple, right?  The key here was the pattern interrupt.

So here is one advice from me.  Whenever you feel yourself getting overboard, find one activity, task or action, that will work as a pattern interrupt.  Then you can go back to what you’re doing.

Ready? Tell me what you think in the comments below!