in a slump

 

Two weeks ago we wrote about being in a slump.

It happens to all of us – the best of us – from time to time. I shared about a time when I was in a slump myself and how it was impacting all facets of my life.

So how did I snap out of it? Iโ€™ll tell you.

I got back to basics. I actually took my own advice.ย  I focused on the ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€ we teach here at Insurance Agency Optimization.

I told myself: โ€œEnough is enough. Tomorrow you will wake up earlier, turn your phone off, keep your e-mail closed and spend the first two hours of your day completing your daily disciplines.โ€

Here is what that looked like:

  • ย 10 minutes ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป
  • ย 5 minutes ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด on the previous dayโ€™s happy moments
  • ย Listened to a relevant ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜ while I ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฑ
  • ย Prepped ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ต๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜€ for the day ahead
  • ย ๐—˜๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ ๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ thanking him for being a good friend and letting him know how much I appreciate him
  • ย Wrote down my ๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†
  • ย And created my โ€œ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜โ€ of things that HAD to get done

That took me 90 minutes total.

Spending that one day on those daily disciplines got me back on track and out of my slump.

Life isnโ€™t always rainbows and butterflies. In fact, when you strive to achieve more itโ€™s typically storm clouds and blood-sucking mosquitoes that you get.

Slumps will happen and when they doโ€ฆ. just ๐—š๐—˜๐—ง ๐—•๐—”๐—–๐—ž ๐—ง๐—ข ๐—•๐—”๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—–๐—ฆ with our essential daily disciplines.

Get everything you need to know about the daily disciplines when you join Insurance Agency Optimization. Theyโ€™re just one of many benefits that help you chart a path for personal and professional success.