Discipline = Freedom Pt 3 — Habits and Tools

  • Accountability → Share publicly, have accountability partners, prepay for stuff (coaching, Crossfit, Spartan Race), and set bets is a fun one too.
  • Have a Plan B → Can’t control everything, anything, so give yourself some wiggle room and a few well if I am in X scenario I will do Y, ie. cut back on drinking = order cranberry juice and soda water in champagne glass.
  • 3 Things to focus my energy / time on
  • Sometimes a picture from the day
  • Are the goals specific, broken down, work back? — Are the things I am doing moving me in the right direction/focus or just symptoms of boredom. You have these ideas, thoughts, but when you have to put it down and talk it out with someone else it really forces you to be clear especially when they dig into it. “Ok that’s great, what does x look like when it’s done? how are you going to do y to get to z?”
  • Point you to interesting resources — A HUGE breakthrough for me was being turned onto this idea of what values drive people — Why we do what we do — Using this framework had some great connections with my family as well as colleagues. Other great tool was the DISC assessment to understand sometimes I move too quickly and others concerned I am not actually listening, so gotten into the habit to repeat back / clarify so they know I heard them and not just skipped to solution :)
  • Homework — Oh you want to work on your relationships? Ok need you to spend 2 hours in a quiet place writing down what that life with someone looks like, what’s the energy, what are you doing together, etc. Ok with that in mind what’s keeping you from having that? Is it your perspective? B: Ohh but I travel too much… C: What about using technology? schedule facetime, plan trips together, keep momentum B: Damn..

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