In the abundance of opportunities, it is easy to get overwhelmed, distracted, and get stuck working in one area of life, while neglecting others. In order to navigate through this situation, we must focus, limit the time spent doing certain activities, and we must find balance in our lives.
Episode 26: The Chaos of Abundance
You are now listening to Leverage for Growth. Hey everybody this is Jesse P. Gilmore founder of Niche in Control and creator of the Leverage for Growth, welcome to the daily leverage edition.
Today’s topic is this “Chaos of Abundance”. Sit back, relax and welcome to today’s daily leverage.
So this morning, I was doing my morning routine of running as I train for my two full marathons this year.
I have been training for a few weeks now and today’s training plan was for 11 miles
Yet, I was feeling the need to go longer
I wanted to complete a half marathon
I had a desire to go beyond the plan and accomplish more, right?
The thing was that my kids were up and my wife had been watching them for a while now
I knew that if I went for another 20 or so minutes longer than I planned, I would be starting an imbalance within my balance
I also saw that my Whoop app was telling me that I was going over the daily strain that I would have that would gain with fitness but slow down my recovery time through over exertion
While I felt the desire to go longer, I had to make a choice
Do I go farther in my body than I had planned and sacrifice another area of life
Or do I stick to the plan and make sure the I remain in balance as I grow
I decided to stick to the plan
I made the plans in each of my areas of life for the entire year with the goal of not having to overthink
That I could simply go in, do what I had planned and be in execution mode
That is what the plan is for
We are always given choices in life
Do we stick to the plan or do we go off the plan?
When it happens in one area, better believe it will happen in another
The key to abundance is that all areas of your life are meant to rise at the same time
This creates the sustainability and consistency that is needed to truly be in abundance
Otherwise, the sacrifices you make in one area so that another can succeed will just come back to get you later
Why is this important?
Many times as entrepreneurs, we begin to gain traction with our plans in one or more areas of life
Your body might feel on fire
Your relationship is on fire
Your business is bringing in more clients
And we begin to experience abundance in that area
We are always given an option
Do we stick to our plan or do we sacrifice one area for another to grow?
When we are in abundance, we have more opportunities than we would have in scarcity
In the abundance of opportunities, we must decide to focus
Focus allows us to stick to the plan and rise
Today I stuck to my plan and I get to hang out with my family all weekend
Rejuvenating as i get ready for another powerful week
Now it is time for the daily leverage.
Where in your world whether in your life or business, have you been feeling an abundance of opportunities that have caused you to consider a different direction? Yet you know that by taking one of those opportunities, you will veer off course to your original plan.
Alternatively, if you don’t have a plan at all and you are overwhelmed with options, where do you need a plan?
Is it in your life with your health or body?
Is it in your life with your spirituality or self-direction?
Is it in your relationships with your spouse, partner or kids?
Is it in your business or finances or team?
Once you have located where you have been in the chaos of abundance and need to either create or stick to a plan
What are you willing and able to do about it today?
That is the end of our daily leverage. This is Jesse P. Gilmore and you have been listening to the Leverage for Growth podcast.
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