Week 3 falling behind – dialogue brain vs nervous system

Don’t give up. Scale it down. Stay consistent. Get back to it.

UH OH….LIFE GOT IN THE WAY!

What do you do?  Do you give up?  HELL NO!  YOU DOWN SIZE the time making a smaller chunk consistency is the mantra – This is about growing habit and taking action. and the reward is the results and ROI.  What is my ROI great content to build on  for something that I can EARN from the experiences. Look how much writing  I have been doing.  It doesn’t mater if it junk it is a starting place.  It is growing because of consistency A ONE STEP ACTION.  It grows incrementally ( grossly+/- could add up to 150 minutes a week). It doesn’t matter if I wrote 5 or 10 minutes and had to scale it down it all adds up and at the end of the month there is bound to be something  there that can be turned into GOLD.  Not only that but the habit building of 1 step action at a time rolls over into the rest of my work flow and productivity. I become that much more productive in less time across the board.  I could probably save a 2 weeks of work a year.

Yes the next step maybe to schedule the time in my work flow calendar. As if I didn’t think of that before. Too much pressure. I am still a little freedom fighter and battle up against lists, to dos time constraints.  Yes I have trained myself to use them, keep them because in the end they bring me more freedom and less chaos.  But there is a part of nervous system that has to digest and come to the idea on its own. It has to say I can do this without scheduling in.  My smarty brain says no schedule it in dumb ass.  Nervous system says: ” don’t tell me what to do, I can do it how I want”. Brain: “Ok dumb ass….don’t come crying to me when “I told you so”.  Brain “Stubborn bad ass when will she learn and just do it the easy way, she has to make it hard on herself,how long will she do this for?” Before she succumbs to making it a valuable enough to go in the work flow calendar?

Sure I had a few slip ups a few days without posting.  Life happens it gets in the way sort of it made me tired.  I didn’t want to.  Some feelings of guilt because I set up a challenge for myself all in and excited, so determined.  But the reality is things happen, have compassion for self. Get back up and make an adjust grow the mental strength and fortitude without hitting your head against the wall.  Without the self loathing because that gets you no where. Brain ” writing is valuable put in the work flow calendar, along with time for yoga, and Melt and passive brain fitness, meditation posting on FB group that you keep pushing off and filling the time conveniently with time wasters. ”  What are you waiting for?  Look at what you can engage in and how you would feel in your body if you took care of yourself in this way?

Still some resistance but making head way.  The brain is right in this instance.  The big question is why is not considered valuable enough?  Why is other people’s stuff more valued than mine.  Why do I leave myself out of the calendar? topic for another post…

Ok 20 minutes – i forgot to set the timer that is part of assignment.  Idiot – dumb ass – I won’t give up.  Back at it again tomorrow maybe in the calendar.

Inconsistency vs Consistency

Excuses seem so valid keeping me from my goal. I REFUSE…

Week two much harder around growing consistency with my writing habit.  However that being said I accomplished so much  and was able to fire off to Nikki some decent not perfect content to build the theme of the website brand.  I really excited about that.  Of course there is much more work to do but I will celebrate that big accomplishment! Yeah

I had feelings of not wanting to write after that so it became easy to come up with very valid excuses preventing me from opening the laptop and getting to this page or another document.  Especially the excuse I have nothing to write about.  That one was the most seductive and appealing.  That one is the one that stopped me in my tracks putting up not just resistance but REFUSAL.  I REFUSE TO WRITE TO DAY.  And so guess what I did not write.  The interesting mind body connection of what goes on in my nervous system when i set out with my goal and by week two I am finding ways to discard it.  I see this pattern repeat often in my life and perhaps no wonder I struggle with progressing beyond my comfort zone.  I am much more aware and I have the tools to adjust it.  I started 2 laser tapping session with friends and / colleagues to shift the REFUSAL around goals that I set.  Interestingly after tapping with good friend Madison several hours later my boss at NR sent me a text she always emails asking if I could work on Monday.  I had been worried that  my hours were dwindling to 12 hours a week from 24.  So of course I was delighted because as I ramp up my coaching business I certainly need to continue to support myself.  I was so thrilled to have the extra day of income.  It will really help and bring me out of panic mode which is always flight fight freeze reaction. With that out of the way I can attend to to my GB group and continue with the content for FT website, sales page, blog and landing page and funnel.

I was reading about creating the x-factor statement really called a UPS (unique position statement) wow that was overwhelming.  It sound similar to captivate to motivate.  They seem simple concepts but really much more complex.  It is a style of thinking and writing that taxs your brain at first not being used to speaking writing this way to an audience.

My professional role of OT for so many years I know intimately my job function.  I know how to pace my self and exactly how much time to spend on certain tasks and it is demanded.  We are given a  patient list with exactly how much time to spend with each patient which  in turn determines how much time is left for writing notes, speaking with family and other staff.  You go beyond on that you get a friendly little email to correct your time management.  It is a system that I don’t have to think about  other than the physical and cognitive piece of the therapy session that can be quite intense.  That being said at the end of a shift I can go home and forget about it and jump into other comfortable things.

The work formula for this business I am creating is much different.  There are some tasks I lke doing and others that I put on the back burner because I don’t know where to start, how to do it, lack the resources.  So then procrastination sets in.  I do what I like to do.  Experimenting with what a work routine might like look.  The beginning will be very different so many pieces to connect.  The work flow is so very different and much more passive than the physical work of being an OT.

I have been playing around pretending I am the employee of my company and identifying what I would  be paying myself for:  for 4 hours a day the expectation is to write for 30 minutes, update group postings 15 minutes, coach at least one to two people , ok day is done rework flow.

Revision for the beginning;  I can come with a whole bunch of tasks and assign time limit.  Put them in jar and pick out 3 a day.  This wonderful idea was shared with me by friend Madison.  I really like that idea and set aside some time .  I expanded to include 4 jars, nutrition and health,  self care activities & fitness, relationship, fun. So the idea is pick 3 work tasks, 2 nutrition, 2 self cae / fitness, 1-2 relationship, 1-2 fun for each day.

Writing for 25 minutes.  Time to shift to create a turbo tapping script for a client.

 

week 2 Mon and Tues

Where have I been…Saturday Sunday rest. Monday and Tuesday Binge

Oh wow!  I BINGE wrote a lot yesterday and I did not use the timer.  SHAME!  I made mistakes did not take breaks when I should have and ended up loosing content twice and had to rewrite a 3 rd time to get content off to Nikki.  YUCK

Lesson learned take breaks set the timer avoid binge writing  even during a dead line.

Today I paced myself much better. Used the timer in 30 minute increments took breaks.  I went beyond just my writing content goal.  It motivated me to do a little research on my most desired client so I can write up my sales page and refine my web content. I also found a quote and sent pics to Nikki.  The pics are of me to use as a holding place till I put together the right outfits that go with my market.  I even came up some cool brand names.  I am still going to keep Neuro Shift Advantage as that is my registered  business name.  However my brands can be billed to that.

Maybe you are wondering why I took a break on Saturday and Sunday.  I felt it was good to have a break.  Instead I posted quite a bit to my new Facebook group and went live 4 times. With some participants.  All in all tucking into doing a little writing habit with timer and short segments has really made me more productive.  The writing leads you to unexpected action accomplishing more than you expected.

Day 3 writing on branding

Writing content around branding my services and products…What the heck is that? Where do I start?

Focus of my 30 minutes of writing will be around branding as this is part of my website content that Nikki is asking for:  Ready setting the timer:

Let’s define your brand’s core message. Start by asking yourself some questions like
“Why does the world need my products/services?”, “Why am I meant to provide
these products/services to the world?”, and “Why was I inspired to create these
products/services?”. Try to focus on what your product/service does do, rather than
what competitor products don’t do. This is about you after all. Tell the story of your
brand. What’s the overall message you want to convey?

OMG I don’t like these questions.  I don’t know how to begin.  My Brand?  What Brand? Products and services I am coach , I am Occupational  Therapist . Dr. Pepper senses my stress and wants to soothe me with kissed. Not helping matters.  This is going to be an awful 30 minutes.  Lets start with products maybe:  Lets products services  services products products services services products my nervous system is freezing my brain.  My brain is frozen and Pep barking senses my unrest wants to help. Ok now he is settled restarted the timer. What is the question again?  Products services branding omg I can’t do this my stomach is knots. Nobody wants what I have to offer.  This is painful. Thats not true Lets try this from an Interview style maybe that will relax me:

Polly what do you do what are your products and services:  first lets start with captivate statement:

I show who:  Are you someone who has invested in course after course, modality after modality?  Doing a lot of learning and not enough earning?  Yep that was me investing big money in Coaching programs, learning processes, learning all kinds of modalities Reiki, Aromoatherapy, Meditation, Yoga, MELT the list continues to grow year after year and bank account gets smaller or stagnant.  Hiding behind all these programs to learn enough, to get more knowledge so I could make that big leap to transition out fatigue, burn out, frustration not making enough hitting a glass ceiling. out over taxed health care career.  So I could live the dream, grow passive income stream, not have to work physical and emotionally so hard.  I thought all I had to do was learn this one thing, then another thing, and then another and before you know it I am on a roller coaster  of IT IS NEVER ENOUGH.  

Well I here to show you step by step to SAFELY AND STRATEGICALLY TO get off that roller coaster.  You must be dizzy by now can’t even think how to put it all together to make sense out WHAT TO DO WITH ALL THOSE TOOLS, PROCESSES AND MODALITIES  to turn into YES I AM GOING TO SAY IT EARNING.

Many new Coaches, Entrepreneurs, Healers, Energy workers never get a chance to get their business off the ground.  I am here to show you the things nobody wants to talk about.  The getting down dirty part of overcoming overwhelm around an online presence.

So many colleagues and fellow coaches, healers, Reiki practioners, Mediatation Yoga you name it freeze run and hide when they have to use a computer. Don’t even mention the word Facebook.  Many people just stop right there.  Let alone a website and do I dare say landing pages, marketing funnel.  Ok I just lost you. I went over board.  The fear of using social media, online applications even to take an online class is enough to slam on the breaks.  I worked with people who have spent thousands of dollars to participate in a coaching program that required using all this technology.  She wanted to get her money back she was so overwhelmed with just the course how was she going to set up her business if she didn’t over come this panic?  Ok 30 seconds left not do bad.  Can I get all this to Nikki by Monday July 17th? I don’t think I answered the question but I feel better.

 

 

 

 

First Day July 10 2017

Ok here I am doing my assignment.  I set the time for  30 minutes and I have no idea what I am going to write about. My goal is write up my landing page.  I don’t even know what a landing page is.  However that being said I need to write for Nikki for web site so I suppose that could be used for both situations.  That being said of course my left eye decides to blow up and blister almost all the way closed but I am not going to let that stop me.

I still don’t know what I am going to write about. Madison shared her bio with me and her class program.  She is really on the move setting up her descriptions and classes. Here I am I can’t even think about who I am or what I offer.  I just committed to write for 30 minutes is time up yet?  No it is only 4 minutes omg 30 minutes is going to be forever.  What am I going to say.  Certainly I had great ideas not to long ago when I was walking around, just before I got up now nothing comes into my head but gibberish. Does this count?

I feel like such a looser….No discipline, no wonder I can’t get myself off the ground.  Okay now stop that it.  Look what you have done since end of January.  You have so many good ideas lets get clear and expand them.  This is a great way to do that.  Just relax and let your ideas populate your head.  Do you want to start with a Bio or Meditation or one of your membership ideas that you would like to do?  Remember you were thinking about all kinds of memberships and how to integrate your fellow coaches into programs and they could also start making money.  Do you want to start there?

Omg 7 minutes it feels like 30… what now what do I want to say. Who am I:

Polly Fletcher, Occupational Therpist:  What does an Occupational Therapist do and how does it relate to coaching practice:  Let’s see:  As an OT of over 30 years I use meditation to show patients suffering with pain how to shift mind focus off of pain to experience moments of relaxation, quite, peace and greater comfort.  I also show patients suffering from injury from falls, medical complications how to regain independence from a dependent situation and or caregivers how to manage loved one suffering from many physical and cognitive losses:

How does this apply to coaching:  OT looks at how a person is physically and cognitively functioning in day to day life usually after some kind of life changing medical complication or injury.  When we look at the role of coaching, the role of o coach is to provide a safe environment for inspired, consistent action to take place that will move a person to towards attaining their goals.  OT’s transition easily into coaching because we are masters at dissecting to the micro step when necessary.  This is valuable in coaching because often projects seem overwhelming and impossible, Changing and adapting / integrating new habits can be tedious and this strength that OT’s have when having to provide a safe, motivating environment for action and change to be accepted.  Knowing what motivates a person, being able to ask the right questions and engage in active listening is essential to connecting to the real desires and challenges a person is experiencing so that they can be receptive and open to modification, change, resources to feel safe and successful to take the smallest step  forward.  Having spent many patient hours overcoming great physical and cognitive obstacles to regain independence is optimal skill for coaching.   (ok 23 minutes)..

Tell me about Meditation practice:  I show people how to clear their and restore their energy through a meditation practice.  I developed incorporating principles and disciplines that I have used in my OT practice and other meditation practice.  I have been offering this program at the West End Library for 3 years and it has really taken off and evolved.  It is one of best attended programs for a branch library for Adults.  I started after completing my first Transformation Coaching Program .  I really didn’t know what I was going to do with it.  I had experience with meditation for pain.  I used this often with my patients to reduce pain and anxiety with disability and inability to move and care for themselves.  Having to adapt to loss of independence and trust and ask for help from caregivers.  So I brought it to community level where I could give back to the community and build a name for myself:  (Ok time up 31 minutes) I feel good.  It went fast.  This is not what expected to write about today.  It helped t pretend to interview myself.  Maybe I could turn this into video.

Polly’s 30 minute a day writing challenge

This is the post excerpt.

This is my 30 minute a day writing challenge.  I am doing this to grow a new habit and discipline around developing content for video, landing pages, funnel, and website.  This is very daunting and overwhelming endeavor.  I can do the coaching part it is this other stuff that really makes me feel like I am in quicksand….I strangled   I thought if I gave myself a challenge to create a new habit inch by inch I would eventually gain clarity, certainty, and confidence around the kind of Coaching Membership sites I want to  promote.  I plan to blog my 30 minute writing experiment daily to see where it takes me and what ideas emerge.

First blog post