Certainly throughout the ages there are many examples of people who created success, increased productivity and fulfilment with the use of “habits”. Productivity increases when habits are created.
Stephen R. Covey authored the book called “The 7 habits of highly effective people”. Published in 1989, it has sold over 25 million copies!. Covey designed his book around what he called the “character ethic”. He believed that values are innately developed. Covey went on to state that values are internal and govern peoples behaviours.
These 7 habits are:-
- Be proactive
- Begin with the end in mind
- Put first things first
- Think win-win
- Seek first to understand and then be understood
- Sharpen the saw
Covey’s 7 habits are classics and have stood the test of time having first been created in 1970. Having been a follower of Covey since my university days, I have followed these habits as I have travelled on my journey. As a result I have always found that my productivity increases when habits are created!
Back to Basics!
For many of you who know me, know that I prioritise the basics. I firmly believe that when you focus within and start to understand who you are and what your purpose is, that sets your foundation for habits. Consequently, this enables you to be clear on your message. It sets the scene to develop your fulfilment and happiness.
Also, I believe we all want to be inspiring in our own way whether it is professionally or personally. To become inspiring we need to develop the ground rules. We need to truely understand who we are! As a result it builds momentum and amplifies energy to fuel inspiration.
My 3 main components to amplify energy and become inspirational are:-
- Nurture: The Inspiring Leader must embrace self care strategies to be nurtured. Be courageous and demonstrate to colleagues that you can make a difference
- Nutrition: The Inspiring Leader is 100% committed to nurturing their body and soul. They must be unstoppable and measure their goals regularly to ensure they are on their chosen trajectory to success
- Capacity: Is evaluated and realigned with current needs and requirements. Capacity is measured by what you are currently taking on! Is this a realistic load? Does this load result in achievements, and the ability to inspire future leaders. They can do anything!
Hence, during this journey your awareness becomes profound both on a mental, physical and emotional level. Acceptance occurs when you can measure your status and make clear and proactive choices. When you gain deeper insight into the linkage between the mental, physical and emotional realms, this deepens your self belief.
Therefore, all these components are all interconnected. They all play a part to create the foundation for the Inspirational leader. Most noteworthy, they feed the soul. Amplifying energy to maintain and accelerate the motivation.
Exuding high energy levels is magnetic. Drawing others to you for different reasons. For some it may be to recharge themselves or to gain some inspiration or for others it may be to “be a clone” of you. Everyone wants a piece of your magnetism.
Finally, whatever the reason, when we come from a high energy state we contribute to making our world and our environment a better place. A happy and healthier place.
2020 – A New Decade!
Hence, 2020 is the start of a new decade and this year is specifically around self care and health. It’s about living in the present moment and doing what feels right for you. About taking personal responsibility. Develop a plan and insert habits to maximise results.
This is the driver to fulfilment, happiness, success and sustainability in this rapid paced world we live in.
Have you got your plan up and running to make 2020 your best year yet?
Would love to hear how your thoughts?