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.
We worry about things that might not work out.
We are all a combination of our experiences of the past.
We don’t need to detach from our painful past.
The you today is different from the you a year ago.
Sometimes leadership is about creating a vision and bringing people along.
To love and be loved. Isn’t that all there really is?
Almost everyone I know who has achieved greatness in something, be that business, sports, the arts, they all began their journey to escape something.
There’s a lot of talk now about hiring people for attitude rather than skills.
When we want something, we are taught to visualise that thing, to focus on that image, until we have it.
There’s almost never a completely clean run.