Has your world been turned upside down? Are you grounded from your travel and events? Are you now being transformed into a remote worker? It could easily feel like your secure base, human connections, and clarity of expectations have been involuntarily ripped right out from under you. These uncertain times can easily leave you feeling helpless, lonely, and unable to make the impact you want. But there is another way.
The power of the TIGNUM strategies is that they work equally as good at work, at home, and, of course, when you are working from home. This has been especially true for me because I’ve worked remotely for the last 17 years. I’ve deployed my human performance strategies to dial my focus in and out, to switch gears when needed, to re-energize my body and brain, to oscillate for mental agility, and then to effectively transition from working at home to shutting down to engage in things outside of work.
Ruling Your Impact doesn’t happen by chance; it’s the by-product of applying proven strategies. If you’re working remotely, here is a simple approach you can easily start applying tomorrow.
Start Your Day Right
When life was ‘normal’, you probably had to commute to get to work. In this new world without that commute, you might feel tempted to dive straight into work soon after you wake. This approach is a trap because you are reactive, not strategic, not fully focused (the purposeful placement of your attention), and your brain is not fully activated.
Instead, how about starting your day with Daily Prep (10 simple movements on TIGNUM X - formerly QOT) to invest in your own energy, activate your brain, reduce pain, and prepare yourself for a high impact day? Then, take a quick walk around the block where you perform your home to work-at-home transition. During this transition, you can identify your critical meetings for the day, read or listen to your ToBeVision (purposefully developed self-image statement), and prepare yourself mentally and emotionally for the day.
Throughout the day, focus on this Sustainable High Impact approach:
End Your Day Fulfilled
Working in a new way, under entirely untested and new conditions, with potentially endless demands can be draining. It can also be very fulfilling and inspiring, but only if you end your day properly. Just as you started your day with a walk outside, it is a great idea to end your day by turning off your computer and making a list of where to start tomorrow. Take a walk and reflect on what you did well, what you learned, and how you have been challenged today. Then, take the last part of your walk to apply similar intention-setting questions to prepare for your loved ones as you close out your day.
The Winston Churchill quote, “Never let a good crisis go to waste” truly applies here. We believe that this current situation can create some of the most innovative thinking we have seen in our lifetime. Simultaneously, it can help you personally catalyze some new habits that will give you the performance resilience skills to Rule Your Impact. These new habits will be applicable to the next challenges you will face.
P.S. We are excited to announce that TIGNUM QOT (our mobile application) is transforming. Within the next week, the app's name will change to TIGNUM X. This new name is more representative of how fast the platform is growing and how much it can help you multiply your impact. We look forward to sharing some great developments like enhanced audio files, more tools, and a personal web-based hub.