Staying motivated while managing your time

You’re running on empty and starting to make one too many coffee or wine jokes.

But seriously, how do you make sure you’ve got the stamina to keep going?

In this episode we look at how to keep yourself motivated and on track while keeping your cup full.

Heres today’s tips:

♦ Work on similar tasks in one session to keep your momentum.

♦ Make sure you add some variety across your day.

♦ Keep your focus in one place at a time – your to-do list will remind you of the rest later.

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Episode Transcript:

Staying motivated while managing your time:

You’re running on empty and starting to make one too many coffee or wine jokes. But seriously, how do you make sure you’ve got the stamina to keep going?

Louise Poole and Andy Le Roy, giving you the insights that empower you to become the expert in your field.

Elevating Experts!

Louise: How much control do you feel like you have over your day? What kinds of things do you do to keep yourself motivated and on track?

Andy: Have you got that one colleague who seems constantly exhausted and has trouble keeping focus? Or keeps talking about the same thing non stop?

Louise: Exhausting! Maybe that colleague is you.

Andy: Thanks for the heads up on that Louise, but seriously, sometimes there are days when it’s easy to get deflated, as if the world is crowding around you and it’s all getting too much!

Louise: Just to clarify up front, this is not counselling or mental health advice. If you need that kind of support, we’ve popped some Australian resources in the show notes.

Andy: Yep, this is, pure and simply, about keeping your focus and giving yourself the things you need to keep that cup full, and give your audience the engagement it craves. Think of your favourite coffee mug. Now fill it with the best tasting coffee you’ve ever had. The flavour is just right and the temperature is perfect.

Louise: I could drink that coffee all day!

Andy: Maybe you could, but what would happen if you did?

Louise: Hmmm, I’d probably be overloaded with caffeine and really sick of coffee by the end of the day.

Andy: Right you are. So what can we do to make sure you still enjoy that coffee and can keep enjoying it?

Louise: I feel like you’re going to tell me to drink tea instead.

Andy: Not quite. But you’ll have more appreciation and desire for that perfect coffee, which when it comes down to it, is perfect every time, if you break it up a little bit. Rather that drink the same thing all day, take a sip of tea.

Louise: I love tea.

Andy: Have the occasional drink of water, or whatever else you can add for some variety.

Louise: I feel like this could be a great analogy, not only for how we work from day to day in our jobs, but also how we connect to our audiences on social media.

Andy: Sounds amazing, Louise… tell me more!

Louise: Well, Andy, I feel like what we’re saying here is your audience will dine on your content more readily and more frequently if you mix it up a little bit.

Andy: And just like if you section off different tasks to different times of the day when you’re working to make it easier to maintain focus and interest, your audience will want to keep coming back for more if you approach your content the same way. 

Louise: Not only will you find it easier to maintain focus for allotted periods of time but you will get some strong, honest to goodness engagement with whatever you’re investing your time into. 

Andy: Have a think about your business and the different things you accomplish from day to day, or from project to project.

Louise: Thinking about all of those different things you do, have a conversation online today about just one of those things.

Andy: Maybe there’s a quote that’s inspired you today.

Louise: Although it won’t always be a quote.

Andy: Maybe it’s project you’ve completed that really catches the eye.

Louise: But it won’t always be a photo.

Andy: One of the keys to keeping your cup full is variety.

Louise: Mix it up!

Andy: And keep advancing, methodically, on all fronts.

Louise: I feel like my cup is full with a refreshed perspective!

Andy: And if you need a reminder, our tips are in today’s show notes, but let’s go over it quickly one more time.

Louise: Nobody thrives when they try to do the same thing all the time.

Andy: In fact, doing everything all the time without a plan gets really overwhelming!

Louise: So mix it up, both with your tasks and with the conversations you have with your audience.

Andy: Make a plan today to break your tasks and communications into interesting and manageable chunks and see how your own level of engagement changes on all levels.

Louise: And remember to send us a message from the link in the show notes to let us know how you are keeping your cup full!Andy: Next time on Elevating Experts, using the right voice in your socials.

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