Podcast 19: Listener Questions Answered

podcast 19

Today’s podcast features two questions submitted by our listeners:

  1. How do you know you’re a morning person?
  2. How do you know your WHY?

How do you know you’re a morning person?

In an earlier podcast, Rhonda mentioned she is a morning person.  Andee and Rhonda discussed the meaning of a morning person and how one goes about determining whether they are a morning person.

  1. Know your biorhythms.

This article from Psychology Today gives some insight into Biorhythms:

  1. Know what is required of you to complete your task.

Andee shared her secret weapon when faced with a big task she feels unprepared to tackle.  She starts with a nap. Her strategy is supported by this article from Inc.com: http://www.inc.com/travis-bradberry/sleep-deprivation-is-killing-you-and-your-career.html
This is an interesting point from the article.  “One of the biggest peaks in melatonin production happens between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.

Andee’s Power Nap Training Instructions

  1. Find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed for 15 minutes. (If you work in your cubicle, is there somewhere else you can go?)
  2. If you have an office, turn your chair so you are facing away from the door.
  3. Set an alarm on your phone for 10 – 15 minutes.  Make sure it’s no longer than 15 minutes.
  4. Prop your feet up and lean your head back into the chair.
  5. Relax and allow yourself to drift off.

Whether you are a morning person or a night owl, it comes down to knowing your time of highest productivity and scheduling your most important work tasks during those times as much as possible.

How do you know your WHY?

This question was posed after a listener heard our podcast, How is Your WHY Communicated to the World? The answer is one we’ll be addressing more fully at the upcoming Bold & Courageous Leader Retreat.  Your life experiences point to your WHY. Once you understand this, you can see your WHY more clearly.  You can download a copy of the assessment we use for this process here.

Finding your WHY takes time.  It requires reflecting on your life.  There’s an arrow there; it takes time and reflection to see it pointing toward your WHY.  The time you spend identifying your WHY is well worth it. 

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