Life Coaching London Introduction
Being successful in your personal and professional life begins with instilling structure. Without structure (being organized, following a routine, laying out your clothes the night before, etc.) your life would be too chaotic, therefore unproductive. If you live and work in and around unorganized environments you cannot be efficient. That also goes for your mind, when it’s cluttered you cannot effectively focus on your goals.
Doesn’t the path to success start by defining your goals?
Anyone can establish goals – most of you have – but how many have you actually accomplished? You need to first structure your life before you can accomplish goals consistently. There are 4 main areas to focus on when instituting structure into your life:
Life Coaching London Suggests Getting Organized
Your work and home environment (desk, email, filing, etc.) need to be clutter-free. You need to find things easily from the more difficult and cumbersome (financial records) to the simplest (monthly bills). The more organized you are the less time you waste. The less time you waste the more productive you are.
Establish a daily routine
A routine is a prescribed, detailed course of action to be followed regularly; a standard procedure from the time you get up until the time you go to sleep. Document the appropriate routine. Don’t make it too complexkeep it simple. The more complex it is the more difficult it will be to follow.
- Exercise daily. Clean your apartment, walk around the block, go to the gym or wash the car. The key to being successful with your exercise routine is change and consistency. If you do something everyday it becomes habitual. Doing something different keeps things a bit more exciting. Change your exercise routine frequently for better results.
Establish a ‘to-do’ list nightly
Document a list of all activities (i.e., tasks, errands, projects, etc.) the night before. You should establish one ‘to-do’ list daily, which encompasses your professional and personal life. Below are some helpful tips when establishing your list.
- Do not waste cycles by creating a ‘to-do’ list in the morning. In the morning you need to hit the ground running. You need to be executing off of your ‘to-do’ list throughout the day; from the time you get up.
- Work on your more brain intensive activities in the morning. In the morning you are more creative, resourceful and energetic. In the afternoon you are more tired and you won’t be as efficient or as creative. Plan on doing administrative activities late afternoon/early evening.
- Focus on 1 project at a time. Our brain can only think of 1 thing at a time effectively. It can’t think of too many things in parallel. Follow your daily routine and ‘to-do’ list to help you stay focused on the task at hand. Accomplish then move on to the next.
- Live life by the 80/20 rule. Don’t start something and not finish it – even if you’re a perfectionist. Put a stake in the ground before going on to the next project. Complete version 1.0 to feel that sense of accomplishment. You can always go back later to perfect it.
Whenever possible think of ways to be more efficient. How can I improve my routine? How can I complete my goals ahead of schedule? What can I do to make my business grow more effectively?
Being successful starts with getting your life structured. Structure is the foundation for individuals and organizations to be successful. You can’t be efficient if everything around you is in a chaotic state.
Getting structured is hard work, especially in the beginning. For some people it could take weeks or even months – due to the years of neglect. I had one client take more than 9 months to organize his apartment, paperwork, email, and work environment. The effort was enormous. He actually had to hire a temporary administrative assistant to file his paperwork. Although it was laborious, the rewards were second to none.
Life Coaching London Biography
Experienced Life Coaching London has a personal and very passionate style with extraordinary credentials. Harris Kern has over twenty-five years experience as a life coach, leadership and organization performance mentor, IT management consultant, speaker and author of over 40 books. To learn more about Mr. Kern visit: www.disciplinementor.com for individual coaching and visit: www.disciplinetheorganization.com for organization performance coaching and learn more about Life Coaching London.