Have you ever found yourself asking:
“How do I work Smarter? Not Harder???
Wishing you had 30 hours in the day to get everything on your to do list done?
Wondering how you can grow your business without working 80 hours a week?
Or just plain flabbergasted questioning what needs to change so you can work more efficiently and effectively?!
When you get the feeling that you’re pushing rocks up hill, spinning your wheels and not reaching your goals, it’s a good time to pause and see what’s working, and more importantly, what’s NOT working to grow your business.
As you take inventory, look at all the aspects of your work that you LOVE.
You know, the parts that flow with ease, where time disappears and next thing you know it’s time to go home.
Write all of those things down.
Then, look at all the parts of you work that you dread, procrastinate doing or even stick your head in the sand to avoid doing those things.
Write all of those things down.
Once you’ve created your two lists, then ask yourself:
“Of all the things on my Don’t Like list, what can I delegate, reconfigure or cross off the list all together?”
Really looking at what’s vital for YOU to do, versus what could be done by someone else.
Then move on to your Do Like List, asking yourself:
“Of all the things on my Do Like list, how can I spend more of my time doing these parts?”
Be sure to notice how you feel in your body with each of the things on your Do Like list. The more it resonates in a good way throughout your body, the better.
You see, the things on your Do Like list, tend to be the place where you’re operating from your natural strength and talents – The place where it’s almost as easy as breathing.
It’s also often the place that we take for granted and think “well everyone can do that, can’t they?”
Truth is, that not everyone has your natural strengths and talents in these areas.
That’s why I like to call this place Your Genius Zone.
Your Genius Zone is the place from which you operate most effectively, efficiently and with the greatest amount of joy and ease.
Signs you’re in the Genius Zone include:
- You’re mentally and physically relaxed
- You’re confident and optimistic
- You’re focused on the present
- You’re highly energized
- You have a sense of extraordinary awareness
- You feel a sense of control and ease
The key is to learn how to operate more and more from your Genius Zone and less and less from the places of resistance that drag you down and drain your energy.
Once your clear on where your Genius Zone is, you can much more easily reassess your short-term and long-term goals, reconfigure roles and responsibilities, delegate tasks and make sure you have the right people on your team to compliment your strengths versus duplicating them.
This allows you to Own Your Zone.
And, when you’re clear on the natural strengths and genius of everyone on your team, then your team can begin to fire on all cylinders as well!
You see, as everyone is working from the areas that they do most easily and instinctively, their job satisfaction will go up as they too, get to work smarter not harder.
This creates a powerful ripple effect: as job satisfaction rises, so does productivity which then elevates the customer experience.
This naturally raises the perceived value of your product or service, which increases demand and with it so does your profitability.
Another way to look at it: as you own your zone and allow those on your team to do the same, you create a win-win-win.
Happy team = Improved results
Improved results = Happy clients
Happy clients = Improved profitability
If you’re curious to learn how you can operate more from your Genius Zone and get your team doing the same and increase your profits, drop me a note. I’d love to help you raise the roof on your success!
Here’s to Owning Your Zone!
PS. If you’re not clear on where you Genius Zone is exactly, the Talent Dynamics Profile Assessment can help!