The Law of Attraction, Success, Satisfaction, Purpose, and Effectiveness in this Digital Age
We live in digital time. Culturally, our pace is rushed, rapid fire and relentless. Facing crushing workloads, we try to cram as much as possible into every day. We’re wired up, but we’re melting down. Time management alone is insufficient as a solution.
The number of hours in a day is fixed, but the quantity and quality of energy available to us is not. This fundamental insight has the power to revolutionize the way you live your life.
This is something I’ve been thinking about and addressing in my own life and in the way I do business. In order to practice what I preach and be a living example of my work, I am always on the lookout for ways to increase my effectiveness, my satisfaction, and my success as a person, as a parent, and as a professional. I’ve been “attending” Bill Baren’s Time Experts TeleSummit to learn from the experts. Today, we heard from Jim Loehr, author of The Power of Full Engagement and head of HumanPerformanceInstitute.com.
In this bestseller, co-author and Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of the Institute, Jim Loehr, Ed.D., demonstrates in this groundbreaking book, managing energy, not time, is the key to enduring high performance as well as to health, happiness and life balance.
By full engagement we mean physically energized, emotionally connected, mentally focused and spiritually aligned. Full engagement requires each of these four sources of energy. All of them are necessary, none is sufficient by itself and each influences the others. These ideas are perfectly aligned with my work and my ultimate objectives for my clients.
His major premise is that if we are to live satisfying successful lives, we need to:
– know what defines a successful life for ourselves
-commit to applying the bulk of our energy to creating/furthering this
-craft the rules of engagement for doing this
-align all of our energies (physical, mental, spiritual, emotional) to this purpose
-summon the emotions that support the process
-cultivate the physical and mental energy needed to execute the mission with full engagement (he goes into how to maximize your physiology in order to have maximum aliveness and energy)
-commit to engaging fully, managing our energy and our attention and our time (in that order of priority), and thus feeding that which we want to expand (essentially The Law of Attraction).
He feels very strongly that we are simply not designed to multi-task and that we grossly reduce our effectiveness and satisfaction in every area of our lives that we allow multi-tasking to affect. He spoke about marriage, children, jobs, personal life wrt this. He also spoke of the enormous risk we take when we multi-task because humans simply cannot split their focus.
There are resources on this site, some of them are free including a quiz/profile.
By completing 26 questions, you will receive the Free Profile. It will give you an initial sense of your engagement in each of the four dimensions. I found it to be quite accurate. Give it a whirl; takes only a few minutes.