You’ve been thinking about starting your own coaching business for a while now.
But you come home from your 9-5 physically, mentally, and emotionally drained.
In your “free time” during the week and on weekends, the last thing you feel energized to do is set up your side hustle.
What if I told you that by changing your daily habits, you could double your productivity, boost your energy, and finally get that coaching business up and running?
All you have to do is align your physical, mental, and emotional states throughout the day. When you do this, you achieve what many athletes experience as being in the zone. Psychologically, you enter the flow state, and emotionally, you’re able to work on purpose and with integrity. Only then can you truly be productive, and gain back hours of otherwise wasted time.
So, how do we align the physical, mental, and emotional so we can do our best work?
In Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s book, Flow: The Psychology Of Optimal Experience, he says that skill and challenge must be matched. If we have too little skill, we end up feeling anxious. If we have too much skill and too little challenge, we experience boredom. We must match the level of skill and the level of challenge, and build them in unison, in order to progress and to grow optimally.
We can do this by adapting our daily success ritual to focus our energy on the work we enjoy most, and helps us grow our businesses and double our productivity in the process.
A Natural Rhythm We Have But Don’t Use (And Are Missing Out On)
Our bodies have literally hundreds of different rhythms and cycles. From breathing to our heartbeat to the blinking of our eyes to our emotion cycles and the firing of the neurons in our brains.
We have daily cycles such as the circadian rhythm of sleeping and waking. Inside that big rhythm, runs a smaller rhythm, called the ultradian rhythm.
The ultranium rhythm is the natural cycle of expending and recovering energy that we go through during the day.
Here’s how it works: we get about 90-120 minutes of feeling energized, focused, and motivated. Then, we experience a natural drop in energy during a period of about 20-30 minutes. Since most of us don’t even know this cycle exists, we don’t honor the natural rhythm we go through.
Instead, we attempt to “power through” the falls in energy. Or worse, we go and eat some sugar or have caffeine. We incorrectly believe that if we rest, we won’t come back. It turns out that if we just relax for about 20 mins or so, the energy cycle comes back all by itself, naturally. That’s the power of the ultradian rhythm.
Instead of relaxing, we end up taxing. By not honoring our natural cycle of rising focus and energy and then the natural period of downtime and recovery, eventually we burn ourselves out. Burn out is much harder to recover from than simply allowing the cycle that is already occurring naturally.
If we engage and align the three most important areas of our lives – the physical, mental, and emotional, we can get back in tune with the natural rhythm that’s already occurring. If we neglect one or more of these areas, it’ll pull us down and we’ll only achieve a fraction of our effectiveness.
How Do We Do This?
It’s impossible to perfectly align the physical state of being in the zone, the mental of being in flow, and the emotional state of fulfillment, so I came up with the 60-60-30 Solution.
This solution is a format and philosophy for managing your time and energy at work to boost your physical, mental, and emotional states and work more productively.
How Does It Work?
In the 60-60-30 Solution, you work in 2 blocks of 1 hour. Then, you take a 30 min break.
In the first 2 hours, you focus on your high value work. For me, this is product and marketing, the thing I sell and the thing that gets me customers. For you, this is whatever grows your business and your profit the fastest.
Between your 1 hour blocks, you might take a 5 minute break to stretch and then jump right back in.
At the end of the second 1 hour block, you take a 30 minute break. You can eat a small 300-400 calorie meal, take a walk, take a nap, or meditate.
Remember: the quality of your productivity is built on the quality of your rejuvenation.
We have to make breaks a high priority and high quality. By adding mini rejuvenations throughout the day in the form of high quality intention breaks, we bring this power into our actual work experience.
Pro Tip: Get a timer.
Set it for an hour, or 55 mins, and turn off all distractions. This puts your system in a focused, subconscious groove. Once you set a timer, you can forget about time limitations and dive in, fully focused. I recommend you don’t use your mobile device or computer because when you check it, you don’t want to get caught in the black hole of messages.
What Happens If You Do This?
When you implement the 60-60-30 Solution, you tap into the physical state of being in the zone, the mental state of being in flow, and the emotional state of feeling inspired.
What Happens If You Keep Fighting Your Natural Rhythms?
You get out of sync, burn out, and the cycle continues. When you’re burnt out, it’s hard to remember the bigger picture of what you’re trying to do. Therefore, it’s hard to remember the things you need to do today to get to the bigger picture vision.
The 60-60-30 Solution is about training ourselves to get back in touch with what’s already happening inside us.
When we take the time to create and implement strong daily success rituals for ourselves, all the other areas of our lives fall into place.
In my webinar, Wake Up Productive, you’ll learn more simple, yet effective strategies you can add to your daily routine to double your productivity and profits.
To learn how to optimize your productivity by fine-tuning your daily routine, and boost your profit as a result, sign up for my webinar, Wake Up Productive.
In this FREE workshop you’ll discover:
- Why it’s NOT your fault you’re not as productive as you want to be (HINT: Most time-management systems today are sorely OUTDATED) …
- How to master the “inner game” of productivity FIRST, so becoming productive becomes a natural by-product …
- The #1 thing that’s robbing you of productivity … RIGHT NOW …
- The time management system I used to launch two new multi-million dollar businesses in a single year, while working LESS …
- How as little as 20 minutes daily doing THIS can completely transform your life
- The productivity “pyramid” and why using it every day can quickly increase your income while working LESS
- And much more.