I was spending time with a friend recently who has built a huge multi-national business. We were talking about life and business, and then we got on to health and he said something very interesting…
“What you don’t automate in your life, won’t happen.”
This hit me like a freight train.
I apply this in my business with absolute rigour.
But when it comes to my health I have relied on self-discipline.
This works, but it comes at a cost doesn’t it? Because there’s only so much self-discipline one person can have, and it takes energy.
So, I’m implementing this in my life:
Instead of making any decisions on what to eat I’m having a nutritionist develop me a diet and map out the whole week, then I’m either having the food made for me or delivered
Instead of deciding what exercise to do, it’s now all locked in for every week of the year so there’s no more decision making
And I’ve been through all the little things I don’t like doing, and I’ve engaged people to do them
What are you doing in your life that you could automate?
Trust me, the brain space it frees up is worth it.
A while ago I encouraged my daughter Zara not to listen to a friend who wanted her to do something that she didn’t feel good about.
When we focus on a past that we don’t like, we are living in a state where we are hoping an imaginary future will heal a non-existent past.
Recently I was in a situation that wasn’t what I wanted, but there wasn’t anything I could do to change it.
Is it to never stop believing?
If you fill up every area of your life with little regard for the quality of what you’re filling it with, there’s not much room left.
“Fortune favours the bold.”
“Look before you leap.”
So, which one is it???
We all make them.
The thought of hard decisions is often worse than the consequences.
Some people bring magic into your life.
I’m in my office at the moment. This morning I’ve planned next week, had multiple meetings and worked on some strategic moves for my business.