Get In, Get After It, Get Out

One of the most common questions I get from my clients is how to actually leave thoughts of work at work. After a grueling day of at the office, a lot of people have a difficult time transitioning into their life at home, or some even feel guilty for putting work aside when they are home. When asked what the number one most important thing in one’s life is, most people will answer “my family,” “my faith,” “my marriage,” or something other than “my career.” If this is the case, why do we continue to pollute our after-work time with a preoccupied mind? Having half your mind on your work once you’ve left the office for the day not only does nothing to enhance your career or ease your workload, but it only leaves half your mind for what you are doing at the moment, which is likely more important to you than your career. You may be thinking, “Well there is simply not enough time in the day to get everything done at work.” My response to that is quite bluntly, “Well, then you’d better figure it out.” Not enough time in the day is simply not a good enough excuse. The extremely successful have the same amount of time in their day as you, and they don’t sacrifice the most important aspects of their life to create more. It simply doesn’t work, and it is not sustainable for a happy and satisfied life. So here’s how we “figure it out:” 
Get In, Get After It, Get Out
Get In
I encourage all my clients to get in to the office early and get focused immediately. Most people spend the first few minutes (or even hours!) at the office “easing into the day”– checking emails, browsing the internet, chatting with co-workers, or other less important tasks that distract us from the most important tasks of the day. It is normal to put off getting focused because, frankly, focus takes work! When we put off getting truly focused, we carry that feeling around like a weight on our mind. You may be surprised how much time you are wasting in the morning. Even 5 or 10 minutes per day adds up to a huge waste in time. Getting focused immediately will allow you to accomplish more earlier and give you a boost in confidence and productivity for the rest of the day. This may seem like a no-brainer, but this is something that requires effort to put into practice.

from Forbes – Business
via Abogado Aly Business Consulting

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