Episode 139: 5 Practices for Leaders on the RUN: Recalibrated Instead of Rushed!

Uncategorized Mar 13, 2024

How do you maintain a sense of balance when you’re constantly on the move? 

I just returned from 4 weeks of non-stop travel for work and family events, not to mention the everyday projects I am working on in FULL swing - including the launch of my upcoming book, Drop the Armor. 

It's easy for us to hit a wall of exhaustion when we are running. 

Today I want to share 5 Foundational practices I have in place when I travel for work events that help keep me grounded and ensure I come home both rested and ready to rock on execution. 

Hint - we are breaking free of the constant RUN in order to create a new rhythm of work and recovery that brings us more than ‘achievements’ and busyness -  but greater bandwidth, clarity and the ability to execute from an inspired state!

Key Takeaways for High-Achieving Leaders:

  • Embracing OPTIMIZATION Over Busyness:  I've learned firsthand that creating a better rhythm and practices in our daily routines not only enhances our work but enriches + optimizes our lives. The game is working smarter, not harder, and making space for what truly matters.
  • The Rocketfuel Power of Rest: As leaders, we often equate pressure with productivity. But I'm here to tell you, constant pressure without relief doesn't produce diamonds; it leads to burnout. Strategic rest and recovery are not just beneficial; they're essential for sustaining peak performance and leadership excellence.
  • Stay Grounded Amidst Travel: For those of us constantly on the move, maintaining a sense of balance can be challenging. I've shared some personal strategies that help me transition from one event to the next without sacrificing my well-being.
  • Hearing the Internal Whisper: In the chaos of our busy lives, the still, small voice within often gets drowned out. I've experienced profound moments of clarity and direction when I've intentionally quieted the noise and listened. It's a reminder that sometimes, the most powerful action we can take is to be still and receive that WORD from above.
  • Five Game-Changing Practices: I've distilled my approach to managing a demanding schedule into five key practices that have been game-changers for me. These include creating buffer days around travel, conducting a strategic brain dump, recalibrating post-travel, setting up for success, and embracing a slower pace for deeper impact. These practices aren't just about doing more; they're about being more—more present, more impactful, and more fulfilled.

Notable Quotes:

  • "While pressure does produce diamonds, constant pressure without relief breaks things."
  • "Better one handful with tranquility than two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind." - Ecclesiastes 4:6
  • "You're not going to lose your drive by resting; you'll find a new fire because you'll be rested enough to do your most meaningful work."

Action Steps for Leaders:

  • Reflect on your current pace and identify one area where you can introduce more rest and reflection.
  • Schedule a 'listening session' in your week—time dedicated solely to being still and open to divine guidance or inner wisdom.
  • Review your travel and work habits, and consider implementing the five practices I shared to bring more balance and fulfillment into your professional and personal life.

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