Our lives are busy. We all have a lot going on. And, unfortunately, that often means we aren’t achieving our most important goals.
When we aren’t intentional about the highest priorities in our lives, we can easily become victims of our circumstances, feeling that there isn’t enough time or energy to do what we should be doing.
That needs to change. That can change.
Creating change doesn’t require that your life be stress free and your days be wide open.
It just requires that we not let the things that matter most be at the mercy of the things that matter least.
If something has disproportionate importance, it needs disproportionate priority.
In today’s episode we’re talking about how to make this philosophy a reality that is reflected in your choices & your actions and we’re talking about the ideas in the book The ONE Thing by Gary Keller & Jay Papasan.
We are so used to overthinking, overconsuming, overanalyzing and coming up with long term strategic plans that we’ve forgotten how to simplify.
I had a listener email me recently saying that she wants to stop dieting. She wants to get healthy. She doesn’t want to over-restrict or count anything, she just wants to eat more real food and less processed foods.
Then she said, “I have no idea where to start”.
That is evidence of how far we’ve strayed from simplicity.
Where she starts is, quite simply: how can I execute that today? What can I do today to eat more whole foods? What can I do today to eat fewer processed foods?
But simplicity is not just about food.
We’ve lost simplicity in our belongings. In our thoughts. In our actions.
And today, we begin to get it back. Don’t miss this episode!
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One of you lovely listeners emailed me the other day to request that I do more of my “Inside EB’s inbox” episodes where I share my responses to some recent emails!
That’s what we’re doing today! We’re covering a ton of topics from breakfast meal ideas & recipes to what to do when you don’t trust yourself and differentiating between needs of the mind (stress relief) and needs of the body (fuel).
Today’s episode is a motivational minisode to help you in those moments when you feel stuck or you find yourself making a series of choices you don’t feel good about it. It could be a small moment, like mindlessly grabbing handfuls of Goldfish, or a chain of moments over a day, weekend or week.
This episode will be a great tool to help you implement a simple re-direct and stop digging deeper into a hole you don’t want to create.
I caught myself making a big mistake in my approach to creating an improvement in my life. While my mistake was in the gym, it’s a mistake I see most people making in the way they approach losing weight or improving their food choices.
This mistake, which I describe in detail in today’s show, is choosing intensity before establishing stamina. While this can absolutely happen in the gym, it’s just as common in our food choices.
Choosing intensity over stamina means choosing the intense approach without first building consistent basics. That might be a Whole 30 right from your standard American diet, or going from indulging too frequently to strict keto – but we jump to the intense approach hoping for faster results without realizing that we haven’t laid a solid foundation for change. Then, we bail. We get frustrated or can’t sustain the extent of the change and we give up.
Our ambition exceeded our preparation. Our motivation is greater than our stamina. We might have the desire to create big changes but we need to slow down, establish a solid foundation and making gradual changes that last instead of massive changes that don’t.
In today’s episode I’m talking about how and where we most often make this mistake and sharing some ideas of how you can establish that stamina for change before dipping your toes in the waters of intensity.