Life derails you sometimes. You’re getting a late email from me because of just that, life threw me some “game on” challenges that had to be managed and cared for immediately.
It’s how you react and respond to these blimps in the road that show you what you are a made of. I like to think of these moments of life like little clouds of opportunity. They’re the stuff that game days are made of. It doesn’t matter how well you practice something, if you can’t be on point in the game, then it doesn’t matter.
Unexpected news derails most of us. It challenges our understanding of ourselves, of others and of life. We are given the opportunity in such cases to be stretched in patience, adaptability and how well we do or do not respond to things that throw us off course. When you find yourself in game day, like I did in the past 48 hours, put on your game face and (literally) say: GAME ON!
Be intentional about being patient, not in the times that it is easy, but in the times that it is not. Be intentional about choosing to give people the benefit of the doubt, even if it’s not deserved or easy. Be intentional about being congruent to all of the characteristics, behaviors and things about yourself that you cherish and work so actively in by being a part of this mastermind group.
Challenge of the Weekend:
To keep in line with theme this week of “intentionality” and “congruency” I want to challenge you to prepare today for success tomorrow. Tomorrow I challenge you to make all of your meals for the week. You’ve probably been thinking about doing this for weeks, even seen my Facebook posts online of me doing it and thought to yourself, “I should do that.” And you know what? You’re right. You should. And it should start now. We all want to fuel our bodies with great nutrition and we all have fitness goals, so set yourself up for a week of intentional congruency that reflects itself in what and how you eat.
Oh, and if you are still making excuses in your mind as to why you can’t start this week, here are some tips:
Set aside 90 minutes to cook everything.
Have all of your Tupperware cleaned and set out, ready to roll. Line it up and prepare things assembly-line style.
Plan your dinners and have them pre-cooked as well, but sectioned in your fridge to be separated from your lunches so that there is no confusion.
Repeat meals. Select two proteins (we usually do chicken / salmon) and make 5 days worth of meals with them. I usually split each meat (or fish) into two cooking sections, so that I can flavor or season them differently. Sometimes we’ll grill half of the chicken and bake half of it, and sometimes we simply cook all the meat the same and vary up the vegetables that go on the side.
Pre-make all of your salads for the week.
Play some good music, a good podcast or a show while you do this. Light some candles and HAVE FUN.
Count this week just how much time and money you save, not to mention how much better you will feel!
Reflection of the Weekend:
Identify what in your life or business most recently “derailed” you. Assess how you performed when you had your game face on. What can you do better in the future when it’s game on?
Intentionally focused on being congruent this week,