I recently completed a Doctorate, all whilst raising my two young children and running a business. This is what I learned about how brilliant I am.
The most important thing was to always wake up at 4am.
Here I am doing that, every single day.
Next I’d make healthy juices for my family and we’d all admire how great and tasty they were.
This led them to mindfully consider how great and tasty I am.
It was clear throughout this process that my kids love me so much.
The next thing I would do is make time for self-care.
Self-care is so important!
I would always do this by around 5am, on one of London’s many beaches:
You’re probably still asleep at this time, but I have already achieved so much.
I would next make time for some HIIT so that my body stays perfect, and then I’d make some client calls whilst cycling into the office whilst also eating avacados and thinking about whether a Bonferroni correction is needed on my stats.
Focus is key.
Cycling is so good for the environment.
Avocados are actually fruits, not vegetables.
It is now 0830am and you are probably only just getting up, but in contrast here am I:
I get up early but I am also exceptional at everything.
And in summary that’s how to do a doctorate, whilst raising a family and running a business incredibly successfully, all at the same time.
Coaching questions for you to reflect on in the comments:
- Shouldn’t you be trying just a little harder?
- When was the last time you played really mindfully with your kids?
- Shouldn’t you be doing more on the environment?
- Do you really think this is the way to bag an invitation to Davos?