My clients are high achievers.
They are smart, intelligent, hard workers.
Here’s the thing … many wouldn’t even use those words to identify themselves.
They usually come to me and say they aren’t disciplined.
They may want to be perceived as smart, but they aren’t confident that that’s really the case because they are so fantastic at comparing themselves to other people.
The thing my clients know how to do … dial up their achiever-ness and work really, really, really hard.
They take their high achiever and become an overachiever.
They maximize productivity. Not one minute is wasted. Every minute is scheduled.
They are exhausted.
They aren’t enjoying their life.
And no matter how productive and efficient, it’s just never ENOUGH!
There’s always more work to do.
There are always more people to support.
The problem is, by the end of any given day, there isn’t anything left inside of my client. They are literally maxed out, their calendar is totally filled!
On a recent day off, one of my clients gave herself permission to sit by the fire and read what she called a “bullshit” thriller (what some refer to as a “trashy novel”). All day.
Here’s the thing. It’s not a “bullshit” thriller. It’s her PLAY. She’s freeing up her brain juice by playing in this way … and this will allow her to go back to work on Monday, refreshed and ready to solve the endless problems waiting for her.
Not every minute in your day needs to be productive.
In fact, we use the word productive as a cover word for “perfection.”
Productive = nothing is wasted.
Reading a thriller book on your day off is not wasted.
It is you filling yourself up and freeing your brain, so when you do return to work you have a fresh perspective.
P.S. Does this kind of play sound like something you need to practice? I’ll guide you. Apply for coaching with me.