Attention Editors: The Third Metric
Recently, one of my time coaching clients told me that although he knew intellectually that being self-compassionate was the way to improve, it felt hard to believe that without being self-critical he could muster the effort to change.
I love it when time coaching clients are honest with me because true authenticity is what can lead to true breakthrough. After pondering what he said for a while, I wrote him this message that I thought may be helpful to all of you who struggle with believing being gentle with yourself can and will lead to greater productivity:
- Why was I late? I woke up late.
- Why did I wake up late? I was up late.
- Why was I up late? I procrastinated on an assignment.
- Why did I procrastinate? I wasn't clear on what to do.
- Why wasn't I clear? Because I hadn't written down the steps.
About Real Life E®
Elizabeth Grace Saunders is the founder and CEO of Real Life E® a time coaching and training company that empowers individuals who feel guilty, overwhelmed and frustrated to feel peaceful, confident and accomplished. She is an expert on achieving more success with less stress. Real Life E® also increases employee productivity, satisfaction and work/life balance through training programs.
McGraw Hill published her first book The 3 Secrets to Effective Time Investment: How to Achieve More Success with Less Stress. Harvard Business Review recently published her second book How to Invest Your Time Like Money. Elizabeth contributes to blogs like Lifehacker, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and the 99U blog on productivity for creative professionals and has appeared on CBS, ABC, NBC, and Fox.