Come with me to visit me a few years ago.
My default was tired. You know what’s difficult to do when you’re tired? Everything. I’m a husband, father of 3. I juggle multiple clients with my consulting business. I’m a writer. I travel for work and speaking events.
And I knew I was not where I needed to be.
There were days I didn’t want to do anything. Most days I was looking to get by with the minimum possible input for work and family. Everything else would have to wait. Some days I’d have to choose which one got any attention: work or family—it was not possible to give something to both.
I wasn’t coming close to being who I wanted to be and accomplishing what I wanted to accomplish. And it wasn’t in just one area of life—it was all areas.
There’s something frustrating about realizing after the fact that you were the reason for falling short or missing a goal. Whether it was ignorant or laziness, you have no one to blame but you.
This was part of my journey. I’d hit the perfect storm of life. Too many obligations and opportunities. It wasn’t that I didn’t have enough time. I didn’t have enough energy.
I was mid 30s, should have been the prime of life. But...I was
too stressed. Too tired. Too blah. Too heavy. Too distracted.
Less passion. Less excitement. Fewer ideas.
One area of life was bringing others down. If this was true, then certainly the opposite was also true. One area of life could bring the others up.
The frustrating part was, I was doing everything they said:
* I had mentors
* I was reading books
* Spending time in prayer
* Attending leadership conferences, workshops
* I launched my side hustle
* I bought the right apps
* I used the right time management tool
But it wasn’t cutting it. At the end of the day…no energy.
Physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, or relationally. No Energy.
This is when I knew something had to change and set me down a path to learning everything I could that impacted my energy. When I started my journey to improving my energy, I was overwhelmed. I knew I needed to change a lot but didn’t know where to start or what mattered the most. I wasn’t winning how I wanted to. I knew improving something was better than improving nothing. So, I dove in and started learning and then experimenting, and then tracking, and then pivoting. It was 1 step forward, 4 steps back. I’d make a little progress, stall for a bit, and make some more. Then, after a few months I saw some impact. Now, looking back over a number of years, it was incredible the change that was occurring.
What I learned was this, when your energy is right, you will thrive personally, professionally, financially, physically, emotionally, and even spiritually.
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