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It is Power Hour Time

If you have big dreams, if you have goals that you are chasing that set your heart on fire, you need to make them a priority. Otherwise, they are just dreams. Goals are actionable, dreams are our someday I want to do xyz things. So, if you are a BHAG person, someone with Big Hairy Audacious Goals then a power hour is your next step. This will help get you from being a dreamer to a goal chaser. (Giving credit where credit is due the term BHAG was coined by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras, in their book; Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies).

What is a power hour? A power hour is one hour that you set aside each day as a non-negotiable promise to yourself to pursue a goal. It is one hour a day that you put 100% of your focus and energy into pursuing your current goal. When creating your schedule put a power hour into your non-negotiable column. This means going back to your time audit and seeing where in your day that you will (not can but WILL) carve out an hour to pursue your goal! Treat this 60-minute window as a precious commodity and set yourself up for success. Eliminate all the distractions that take you away from tasks and buckle up, it is go time.

If you really and truly cannot find one hour in your day to do this, then it is time to take a good hard look at your schedule. You need to find things that are either time sucks, or things that you need to just say no to. Remember that myth I mentioned before…work like balance myth???? There will be seasons in your life where one aspect of your life will take priority, where your time will be spent more in that area, and there will not be that utopian balance in your life. It’s time to roll up your sleeves, define your priorities and make them happen.

Power hours are a powerful tool when combating procrastination and lack of focus. We all have those topics, tasks, or responsibilities that we hate. That we do everything we can to avoid. However, these often are the very things holding us back from success. Think of it this way, you are investing one hour into being the person you want to become! I recommend choosing a set time each day for this. At first many people will need to just schedule it in wherever they have an opening, but as you plan your schedules I really challenge you to dedicate a specific time of the day for your power hour. Our brains are wired to thrive on routine! We wake up at 6am every day for a year, and then suddenly we can sleep in, and our internal clocks keep waking us up at 6am! You eat lunch right at noon each day, then one day you have a meeting and can’t eat until 1:30pm, but right at noon your brain tells your body, it is time to eat. We are, even if we can’t admit it, creatures of habit by nature. So, if you do your power hour from 4pm – 5pm each day, guess what happens. When you sit down at your desk at 4pm, suddenly your brain goes into work mode. Your body knows what to do at that time, and it instinctually goes into that mode. It really is amazing how our minds and bodies thrive when we routinize ourselves. Remember above, how I mentioned setting yourself up for success??? Work with your body not against it. Stack the deck, prepare your mind and body to be at optimal performance level right when you need it to be.

Here is how I set up my power hour...clean desk, phone put away, and no distractions!

I could go on and on with this topic, and if you want to learn more about pursuing goals, taking control of your schedule, and more tips and tools to make your power hour more powerful, then let’s chat!!! These are just a few of the things that you can look forward to when doing accountability sessions with us. We come along side you, we coach, we encourage, and we celebrate right alongside you as you crush your goals and make your dreams a reality! I’m not sure if y’all have noticed but I am passionate about this and I am a BHAG lady at heart, I want to be part of your team and part of your journey!

“LET’S GO!!!!!!”

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