Do you show up at 100% every time for everything and everyone?
Don’t worry – no one does. It’s not realistic.
Sure you are physically present, however, with the demands on all of us, it is unrealistic to think anyone is going to be 100% all of the time at everything for everyone.
Think about the distractions we are all dealing with each day on a regular basis.
To begin with everybody is going 100 miles per hour – and – that’s before you even get into your car!
Then there’s notifications on our handheld phones, plus texts, calls, emails. You’re speaking with your wife at home and Alexa even wakes up and gets in on the conversation – uninvited.
When is the last time you opened up a book and read for a solid thirty minutes or longer with no interruption or distraction?
A way to be 100% when you need to be is to be intentional about determining where and for whom you absolutely must be 100% for.
Plus when, unless for these specific instances, it really must be any time, you’re interacting with them.
This doesn’t mean you’re not involved in the meeting or that you’re not paying attention. You may not have to be at 100%. People go to dinner at Capital Grill for their steak. It’s not that the baked potato or the asparagus aren’t delicious. It’s just they are not the main attraction at that meal at that restaurant.
When you return home after a busy day, one of your children runs up to you for a big hug to say hi. Right then they want your full attention. Do you give your child your full attention right then or not?
There’s a dinner with three other couples from your neighborhood this Friday evening. When you and your spouse sit down along with everyone else do you have to be 100% during this dinner? Would 60% be okay? Wouldn’t you still be able to smile, laugh and enjoy the conversations?
We all need to be 100% when we absolutely must be 100%.
In order to accomplish this, we cannot be 100% all of the time.
Here are a few tips to intentionally determine when we must be 100%:
List or map out events, meetings, people – any of these when you know you must be 100%. If you have dates to place with these it’s even more helpful. You might note ‘I will always give my child a big hug hello whenever I return home from a long day’. ‘They will get 100% of me at that moment every time’.
Work through this list and consider sharing it with your partner and see if it’s realistic. Did you leave them out?
In order to make this easier for you here’s my Compass of Life™ for you to use.
In this case consider for each area what events, meetings or people who will interact with when you must be 100%. try it out and adjust as needed.
Download the Compass of Life™ here
Remember ‘rest days’ are just as important as ‘race days’.
Mitch Tublin is an entrepreneur and founder of Wenkroy International LLC, a boutique consulting company with a main focus of adding value to people. Through speaking, training and coaching clarity is achieved and distractions are reduced. People now focus on what matters most. My passion is to take people to the next level in their life and in their career and business.