June 7

Getting In Touch With God, Self and Business


Spark your creativityA cool thing happened to me a couple of months ago, I welcomed my fourth daughter into the world.  (My wife did most of the work but you probably already knew that.) Another cool thing is that my wife and I made a bet that if it was another daughter then I could buy a gaming system like Xbox, PS3, Wii etc.

So I went ahead and picked up a PS3.  As a gamer I really only like playing sports games.  Madden, College Football, NHL Live etc.  If EA sports puts it out, I probably like it.

All this sounds great right?

Except that I usually don’t play it when I am hanging with the family so my best time to play games is in the morning.  The problem with that is that it cuts into my power hour time.  Morning is a time that I typically carve out for building a relationship with God, for working on my not getting any younger body and working on my business or educating myself in a specific discipline.  Cutting into to that time has serious consequences for me.

So what does God have to do with productivity?  If I feel like I am losing touch with that relationship then it starts to create a void in my consciousness that keeps me from being present in the moment with other people.  I always use this time as an opportunity to express gratitude and keep myself thinking abundantly rather than worry about what I don’t have.  As a business owner, there’s plenty to worry about.

So now I have worry that I am trying to carry myself and a great outlet for stress is working out.  Except I am not doing that either unless you count  workout that my thumbs are getting from gaming.  No stress release and I don’t have as much energy.  This lack of energy is productivity killer #2.

As a business owner, you have to schedule time to work on the business.  Business that do this are much more successful than businesses that don’t.  When I am not working on my business then my business suffers as well.  I am not working on objectives or strategies and not looking for opportunities to build relationships.

So who’s to blame for all this?…….EA Sports.  Just kidding, it’s me.

So I took my power hour back recently and I feel much better and more connected to God and to myself.  The by-product is that I am also better for my clients and for my family which is also cool.  I still game but now I just have to pick my spots.  Don’t get me wrong my gaming wasn’t all for naught.  I did guide the University of Utah to several football National Championships on NCAA College Football.  Then my wife had to inform me that it wasn’t real.  Oh well, at least I still have my business.

What does your morning routine look like? What gets in your way from doing a morning routine?

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About the Author

Brandon is the Founder & CEO of New Work Revolution, a noted speaker and strategic thinker. After working in corporate America for 10 years and experiencing the good, bad, and ugly of it, New Work Revolution was created to assist business owners in stepping into their power as a leader so they can build teams and grow their business the RIGHT way.

Brandon Allen

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