The Fantastic Life

Success Requires Energy


I love the thought: Success requires energy.  Today, I have an article for us to incorporate some ideas into our thoughts.  Creating success requires energy. A lot of energy. 

Here are 4 of my favorites:
–Passion is focused energy
–Create organizational structures and systems that don’t depend on you
–Build in breathing time into your calendar after high-stress activities
–Eliminate energy vampires
The best advice in finding energy every day…do it in bite-sized pieces.  Living The Fantastic Life requires energy. 


Rule #17 from my book The Fantastic Life: Life is About Opportunity, Too
Opportunity usually finds us unexpectedly, which is why you always have to be prepared to act on it. Using the tips below will help you build the energy to act when the time comes, and make sure you stay one step ahead. 


12 Ways Successful Leaders Find Energy

March 29, 2015 

Success requires energy.

No energy – no success.

Passion is focused energy.

No passion – no leadership.

The most important thing you manage is your own energy.

7 energy drains:

  1. Self-importance. The false belief others can’t survive without you, drains you.
  2. Let-down after success.
  3. Ambiguous, unreachable expectations.
  4. Unrelenting pressure.
  5. Constant problem-solving.
  6. Can’t-do teammates.
  7. Fatigue after pouring your heart into failed projects.

12 ways successful leaders find energy:

  1. Lighten up. Say, “The world will go on without me.”
  2. Build in breathe time after high-stress activities.
  3. Let someone help you.
  4. Make self-reflection a daily ritual.
  5. Finish a project, don’t rush to the next. Allow for margin.
  6. Take a short walk.
  7. Go to bed earlier.
  8. Create organizational structures and systems that don’t depend on you.
  9. Talk it out when you’re worn out. Find a listening ear that helps you see more clearly.
  10. Take on a task or project you can complete quickly.
  11. Reconnect with your purpose. Why do you do what you do?
  12. Believe. Believe you can make a difference. Believe in your team.

Bonus: Eliminate energy vampires. If you can’t reform energy vampires, remove them. If you can’t remove them, reassign them.

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