Working Hard or Hardly Working?

Most people are in one camp or the other.

You are either working harder than ever. You’re working longer hours. Taking less days off. Working into the night. You dream about and wake up thinking about work. You’re pivoting, innovating and being creative about how to block enough of the societal noise so you don’t get thrown off course.

OR

You’re hardly working. You can’t focus. You’re thoughts are occupied by so many things. You’re worried about the future, your family and what’s coming down the pike. You don’t know what’s what and working is something you can muster up enough effort to do the minimal amount needed.

Neither is good or bad. Neither is right or wrong. Both are just where you are currently and it’s all ok. If you’ve got some commitment to changing how it is (hard workers – work less, hardly working – work more), we’ve got resources.

Next week, we’re hosting our first ever series of Roundtables, every day, Monday – Friday from 5-7PM and whichever category you are in, we want you to join us and get inside the community. Proceeds from this week-long event will go towards providing turkeys for families in need in the Orlando area.

Roundtable topics include:

  • Monday: Family-preneurship: How to run a family and a business without losing your mind

  • Tuesday: Leadership: How to provide leadership and make an impact during times of chaos and uncertainty

  • Wednesday: Entrepreneurship: How to “hack” your business and stay relevant in the marketplace

  • Thursday: Wellness: How to integrate mindfulness, movement and overall wellbeing to your daily living.

  • Friday: Community & Partnerships: How to build a thriving tribe

Click here to register for this one-of-a-kind week long event.

In the meantime or in case you can’t join us, here is what you can do.

If you’re working too hard, here are tips for you to slow down and still get things done:

  1. Eat slowly. Take your time and chew and be present during meals. Don’t work while eating.
  2. Do nothing for 10-15 minutes after waking up. No phone. No devices. Just be, even if you need to wake up 15 minutes earlier to do this – try it.
  3. Connect with someone you don’t need to connect with and share and listen. Even if its only for 10 minutes. Be present the whole 10 minutes.
  4. Pick 30 minutes each day to do one thing and one thing alone. No multi-tasking. Just the one thing.
  5. Meditate, pray, chant – whatever your spiritual practice – find 10 minutes a day to engage in it.

For those of you who can’t seem to work, here are tips for you to get more effective or focused:

  1. Set up a work space where only work is allowed. No social media, no texting with friends. Work only. If you need to do something not work-related, step out of the space before doing it.
  2. Create a plan for the next day before you go to sleep each day to be productive. You may not do everything in your plan right out of the gates, but setting yourself up by planning will increase the likelihood of you being in action.
  3. Start saying no to people. You don’t have to say yes to things that derail you from being productive.
  4. Surround yourself with people who are working. If the people you’re most in touch with are also not working, you’ll be less likely to work.
  5. Track and Review your performance. The more related to the reality of your performance that you are, the more likely you are to do something about it if its dis-satisfactory to you.

Please feel free to comment below or reach out to a member of our team if you have any questions or need support: info@redelephantinc.com

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