Status Quo [Latin for the Mess We’re In]

Change, always inevitable, sometimes desirable…“Shelley Walters”

Most of us want to change in some area of our lives, many of us want to change in several areas.  But change takes effort, and effort requires energy…

Over the next four weeks, I am going to be sharing 4 key areas that I pay particular attention too, as I know these have the greatest impact on my business and my happiness, and my ability to change!

1.Energy

noun: the strength and vitality required for sustained physical or mental activity.

“changes in the levels of vitamins can affect energy and well-being”

synonyms: vitality, vigour, life, liveliness, animation, vivacity, spirit, spiritedness, fire, passion, ardour, zeal, verve, enthusiasm, zest, vibrancy, spark, sparkle, effervescence, exuberance, buoyancy, perkiness, sprightliness;

Today we are paid for the quality of our thinking, and yet most of us have very little understanding of how our own minds and brains work. We know that we are living & working in a time of unprecedented change and in an ever-expanding competitive landscape. But we do not know how to harness our internal power to navigate & even leverage our environment. In my experience the fundamental requirement in this regard is energy. When you are rested, focused & relaxed, you are also more resilient & resourceful.

A lack of energy affects your ability to think creatively, to problem solve & to put in the little bit extra that is what sets us apart. Contrary to popular belief we do not have a limitless supply of energy, what we do have needs to be protected & nurtured.

Here are my tips for cultivating, maintaining and sustaining energy:

  1. Just say no. If you cannot do it, won’t do it, or really do not want to do it – say no.

2. Be your own Mom. Get to bed on time, switch your phone off and hydrate.

3. Treat a work night like a school night

4. Train. I hate it, but I cannot deny the facts… 30 mins of exercise per day will greatly increase your energy

5. Track where you are spending our time. I use and app called Rescue time (https://www.rescuetime.com/) to track exactly where I am spending my time on both my PC and my mobile. Why? Because this allows me to see where I am expending my energy and time. (Re-watching Desperate Housewives = waste of time)

6. Eat well. This is a no-brainer, but so easy to lose track of. Pack nuts and apples, lots of water. Keep them in your car if you travel, sustained energy requires sustained nutrition.

7. End or walk away from negative conversations. This is so easy to overlook and can lead to the greatest sap on your energy. Then you may be left to exhausted to pick your mind up out of the gutter! Don’t let that happen.

You are a star, act like it!

Yours truly

Shelley Walters

Director | Keynote Speaker | Blogger

Status Quo [Latin for the Mess We’re In]

Change, always inevitable, sometimes desirable…”Shelley Walters”

Most of us want to change in some area of our lives, many of us want to change in several areas.  But change takes effort, and effort requires energy…

Over the next four weeks, I am going to be sharing 4 key areas that I pay particular attention too, as I know these have the greatest impact on my business and my happiness, and my ability to change!

1.Energy

noun: the strength and vitality required for sustained physical or mental activity.

“changes in the levels of vitamins can affect energy and well-being”

synonyms: vitality, vigour, life, liveliness, animation, vivacity, spirit, spiritedness, fire, passion, ardour, zeal, verve, enthusiasm, zest, vibrancy, spark, sparkle, effervescence, exuberance, buoyancy, perkiness, sprightliness;

Today we are paid for the quality of our thinking, and yet most of us have very little understanding of how our own minds and brains work. We know that we are living & working in a time of unprecedented change and in an ever-expanding competitive landscape. But we do not know how to harness our internal power to navigate & even leverage our environment. In my experience the fundamental requirement in this regard is energy. When you are rested, focused & relaxed, you are also more resilient & resourceful.

A lack of energy affects your ability to think creatively, to problem solve & to put in the little bit extra that is what sets us apart. Contrary to popular belief we do not have a limitless supply of energy, what we do have needs to be protected & nurtured.

Here are my tips for cultivating, maintaining and sustaining energy:

  1. Just say no. If you cannot do it, won’t do it, or really do not want to do it – say no.

2. Be your own Mom. Get to bed on time, switch your phone off and hydrate.

3. Treat a work night like a school night

4. Train. I hate it, but I cannot deny the facts… 30 mins of exercise per day will greatly increase your energy

5. Track where you are spending our time. I use and app called Rescue time (https://www.rescuetime.com/) to track exactly where I am spending my time on both my PC and my mobile. Why? Because this allows me to see where I am expending my energy and time. (Re-watching Desperate Housewives = waste of time)

6. Eat well. This is a no-brainer, but so easy to lose track of. Pack nuts and apples, lots of water. Keep them in your car if you travel, sustained energy requires sustained nutrition.

7. End or walk away from negative conversations. This is so easy to overlook and can lead to the greatest sap on your energy. Then you may be left to exhausted to pick your mind up out of the gutter! Don’t let that happen.

You are a star, act like it!

Yours truly

Shelley Walters

Director | Keynote Speaker | Blogge