How To Get Shit Done


 

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Before I say anything else: From today’s title, you may have noticed that I do use adult language occasionally! Just a fair warning in case that’s not your thing.
 

A lot of my Coaching clients feel they should be doing more and that they fall short somehow. It seems to be an almost universal feeling. In some cases, trying too hard to get shit done even leads to complete inertia.
 
 

 
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Getting real

 

Most people have completely unrealistic expectations of themselves. They think if they don’t “function” perfectly and are productive every minute of every day, then they’re doing it wrong.
 

As a first step, realise that you’re not a machine, and neither are you supposed to be. It’s simply not how humans work! Stop measuring yourself against others and putting pressure on yourself.
 
 

Separating the wheat from the chaff

 

The second step is to take a good look at your life and clean it out the way you’d sort out your closet when you want to give some clothes to charity. Just like decluttering the closet, it can be hard to let go of some things. When you’ve done it, however, you feel a profound relief and clarity.
 

Focus on getting done what really matters to you: Yourself, your family and friends, your passions, and the necessities of life. Everything else gets cleared out.
 

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Accepting your human nature

 

Step three is to accept that you’re human and to play to your strengths. Some people are “seasonal workers” while others are particularly productive at a certain time of the day. Do what works for you, and don’t forget to work in breaks and self care as well.
 

Once you’ve accomplished these three steps, you’ll feel yourself settling into your own personal rhythm. Ironically, when you stop stressing about it, you’ll not only feel happier but you’ll also “get shit done”.

Return To Wellbeing In 3 Steps


 

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When I first discovered the power of prioritising my passions, I spent some months in permanent bliss. I was constantly overflowing with joy, love, and I attracted amazing events and people back to me. Then life happened and I felt rather low for a while.
 

Only few people manage to be blissful all the time. However, I’ve developed a system that allows me to get back to this ideal state much more quickly. Here’s my process in three steps.
 
 

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Step one: Identify your Wellbeing “check points”

 

To start off, remember a time when you were blissful and happy. Remember every detail of it, not just that you were in love and that made you happy. Ask yourself:
 

  1. What did you eat?
  2. How much did you sleep?
  3. What passions did you pursue?
  4. How did you spend your day?

Make a note of all of these in writing.
 
 

Step two: Write your Wellbeing Checklist

 

Check which activities you wrote down in Step one, and put those that are important to your happiness on a list. For me, this list includes dancing, archery and people I love.
 

Note down whatever it is for you. It’s important to put it in written form.
 

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Step Three: Put it in practice

 

Whenever you feel low or have lost your drive, go back to your Checklist. This is why you wrote everything down: It’s so easy to forget to do the things that make us happy, such as passions or self care.
 

You can always adjust your practice to your mood. At a time of loss in my life, I danced to a sad song, crying, and it was the most therapeutic thing I could have done.
 

Remind yourself of what you need to be well. It’ll equip you with the tools you need to get back on an even keel.

2018 Is Your Year


 

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Can you believe half of the year is already over? How did six months fly past so quickly?
 

Many start out a new year with resolutions, others – like me – review the past year and set their goals for the new one. In all cases, the challenge can be to follow through on all the plans and goals and truly make it “your year”. Setbacks and obstacles inevitably happen, and somewhere along the way our goals become casualties of life.
 
 

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It really is never too late

 

If you’re on track with your year: great! It’s time for a little celebration, because six months of consistency are nothing to sneeze at. But what if you haven’t set goals or if you’re just not in a good place right now? What if you feel like you’ve screwed up?
 

In truth, it’s never too late. You can start setting goals, or pick up those you’ve dropped along the way, at any point. Just like a healthy-eating regime doesn’t always have to start on a Monday, you can get your life back on track any time. Decide what you want to do, and start doing it today.
 

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Coming to grips with what’s real

 

I often hear from clients or friends, how they started out working on something and just then, a major catastrophe happened in their lives. If this is you, here are a few hard truths:
 

  1. This isn’t the exception, it’s the rule. It happens to absolutely everyone, so: “Why me?” is a pointless question.
  2. What happened doesn’t matter; what’s important is how you react to it. Do you give up or get even more determined?
  3. If you’ve already dropped the ball, forgive yourself. It happens. Stop beating yourself up and instead pick up the pieces and start working on your goal again. You can still make 2018 your year!

Why Multipassionates Should Cancel Netflix


 

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I used to have a habit of working on my business and then getting sidetracked by some series or other on Netflix. If it was about something I’m interested in, I justified it by saying I was just pursuing my passion. And then I spent every free minute watching episodes and hardly worked on my business at all.
 
 

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The active/passive nature of passions

 

You see, a lot of passions have an active and a passive side. For examples, if you’re a writer you need to read a lot of books, but you also need to get practice writing – a lot. If you’re a painter, you need to look at others’ art but also produce your own.
 

All of this takes time. The problem especially with multipassionates is that they’re likely to be passionate about at least two or three of these, resulting in a passive-consumption fest like my own Netflix sprees.
 

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The power of focus

 

Yes, you can honour your multiple passions but you also need to focus. It’s just too easy to get sidetracked, and ten times easier for a multipassionate.
 

This process is the remedy:
 

  1. Pick two or three passions at a time, to focus on.
  2. Breathe – it doesn’t mean your other passions are off the table, just temporarily on hold.
  3. Make sure to keep a balance between active and passive work on your passions.
  4. Keep distractions at a minimum (such as your Netflix subscription or Social Media).

You’ll be surprised at how much you can get done! None of this is set in stone, by the way – you can review and revise at any time, which passions to focus on.

Are Joy And Money Mutually exclusive?


 

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There was a time in my life when I was paying back debts through a demanding job, working all hours. I got it done, but never had time for friends or fun. Then afterwards, I fell into the opposite extreme and pursued my passions to the exclusion of everything else, including money.
 

Talking to my Coach, I realised that I was holding a belief that I can either be joyful and broke, or doing well financially whilst being unhappy. I overcame this belief but I’ve since noticed that it seems to be rather common in my own Coaching clients as well.
 
 

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Why this is a problem

 

This belief is a problem because it makes us feel like we have to make a decision between joy and money, like we can’t pursue our passion and have financial stability. Then there are the artists and crafters who feel guilty charging what their work is worth, just because they had fun creating it.
 

Worse: If you view joy and money as mutually exclusive, you’ll always experience lack, because it’s an either/or mindset which is based on scarcity. Either/or beliefs falsely assume correlations where there are none.
 

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Healing your Joy and Money relationship

 

To heal this, go and find examples of people who have found both money and joy (you need to do this by yourself, but to get started, try googling the story of Oprah or J.K. Rowling). Also find people closer to yourself who live from their passion, be it artists, crafters or musicians.
 

Realise the truth that in fact, joy and money are related and nourish each other. Which is why you can joyfully charge for your art or services which you provide with all your heart and all your joy. From the joy flows energy, and money is just another form of energy.