Are you looking to get away the hustle and ‘busy’ of your day?
This can transform your relationship with ‘hustle’ and ‘busy’!
The heat is on. Time is limited! Time is money!
At the office, you grab a cup of coffee and vanish behind your computer.
Your neck feels stiff. Your head is in a haze. Yet you ignore this – because that assignment needs to get done! On top, you even manage to take on tasks from your colleague, because you struggle to say “no”!
Then you leave the office, pick up the kids, run a few errands.
And as much as you try to ‘be with them’ – your mind keeps wandering off to that good old ‘to-do-list’ that just doesn’t seem to get any shorter.
Once the kids are in bed, you find your way back to your laptop to ‘just do a few emails’.
Come midnight, you barely make it to your bed with your eyes open.
Is this what you imagined your life to look like?
A life where ‘fancy’ only happens on television?
A life where your dreams will be lived when you retire. Only 30 more years to go if you are lucky!
That was my reality for quite a stretch of my life.
Being busy to make money and to prove that I have the stamina and am resilient enough to get through anything and make it anywhere.
My goal was always to work effectively and smart. However, when I realized the current project might get finished ahead of time, I would find ways to sabotage my work or find other ‘meaningful’ stuff to fill my time. Because after all ‘the hustle’ from 9 am to 5 pm counts, right? And how would the boss react if you put your head through the door at 11 am and said: “I am done for the day. See you tomorrow!”
Everything in life has a ‘gift’ and a ‘cost’
Once a hustler, always a hustler, right?
So why are you still putting up with all this hustle?
…and we are getting to the point of total self-honesty!
Unless you are hustling, because deep inside you there is a void. A gap you are trying to close. A firm belief that the more you hustle, the more you prove your worth.
“You can hustle all you want! If you don’t see your worth and value, you won’t find it in ‘hustle’!”Tweet this out if you agree!
Reprogramming these beliefs take time and some habits are hard to break!
Accepting that spending a day brainstorming ideas and journaling is work even though it is easy, is a learning. Working with amazing heroes and sheroes without having jumped through hoops of fire to get them, is ok.
You are enough!
All you need to do is own that space, acknowledge the force behind your hustle and eliminate it. Let me know if you get stuck – this is what I have specialized in.
These simple questions help me stay on track when it comes to my life and business goals:
- What do I need to do today, to get closer to my goals and dreams?
- What is a “must” to get done and what a nice to do?
When I notice that I am allowing bright shiny objects or time suckers into my day, then I do a quick check-in:
- What am I trying to avoid?
Over to you!