“Manage your Energy, not your Time”

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Mark Sephton is an International personal mentor to entrepreneurs located in Coventry and Warwickshire, he has numerous customers, both national and internationally. Mark is someone who serves as an example, an advisor, a sounding board and ultimately a friend. He works with you because he is interested in helping people. Whether you are a start-up or an existing business, Mark will help you achieve your goals and he always acts with the utmost integrity and honesty.

He has recently launched his first publication “Inside Job” an amazing and inspiring  book written by an entrepreneur for entrepreneurs.

Mark is also a Columnist and writes regularly articles for magazines on the subject of entrepreneurship and personal development. He has been so kind to write for us an awesome article about how to manage your energy and not your time.

“Manage your Energy, not your Time”

Are you a workaholic trying to find a way to keep your energy up and also find time to relax? Are you tired of struggling to keep it all together, while trying to squeeze in enough time to truly enjoy life?
Being the best requires us to take a close look at how we manage our energy because it is necessary for everything we do. Read this article to learn how to manage your energy and stop sputtering along the finish line.
Entrepreneurs at start-up businesses are working longer hours than ever before. You rise early and work late into the night. It consumes your mind and drains your energy. Time is finite, the number of hours in a day is fixed, but your energy is renewable. If you don’t manage your energy your relationships will suffer, your work performance will suffer and your general love for life will suffer.
“Even Formula One has pit stops to refuel and check the safety and performance levels of the vehicle”. Mark Sephton
Just like a race car, people need pit stops because scheduling breaks is essential to staying at your peak potential. If you don’t manage your energy you will be unable to function to your maximum potential; like racing around with a flat tyre.
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How to deal with negative people – Rid yourself of energy wasters

We all have people and circumstances that are taking up our energy and leaving us with little left for the people and things that really matter. Your energy his being diluted by people and things that are trying to distract you from your passion and vision. This is costing you big time.
5 Things to get rid of:
1. Caring what other people think. It is important not to measure yourself by the standards of other people. This preoccupation with trying to please others can quickly lead to depression. The opinion of strangers should not matter. Wanting to please and take care of others is natural, but when pleasing others are based on the fear of rejection it can become habitual and unhealthy. You can combat this destructive habit by appreciating your inner loveliness. Whatever thoughts or feelings arise within you, respond to them with kindness. Life is not about pleasing others, it’s about fulfilling your potential.
2. Stop worrying about the competition. Drive your business forward by following your purpose. Your competition isn’t against other people but against your own ability and potential.
3. People who are constantly bringing you down. Surround yourself with people who are positive and create an environment that helps you grow, be inspired and have the courage to tap into your own creative genius. Who you allow to speak into your life will affect the way you think, and subsequently, your behaviour and success. Rid yourself of people that criticise and speak ill of you. Pay no attention to these dream killers.
4. We waste emotional energy on old, unresolved pain. We judge our pain and believe we are not entitled to it, because the event occurred such a long time ago. It’s important to acknowledge the past pain, open the wound so the healing can begin and clear the emotional space for lighter, happier feelings. You might need counselling or just a heart to heart with a trusted friend. Make an appointment and let the healing begin.
5. Doubting and second-guessing yourself. Take a look at the root cause of your dissatisfaction and address why you invalidate your own choices. Learn to trust yourself to make good decisions. Don’t let the fear of making a mistake stop you from gaining new experiences. Keep a “proof” journal, where you record all the instances from your past where you have made good choices that has brought you happiness. This is your irrefutable proof that you have the ability to make forward-propelling decisions.
Remember “Breaks lead to breakthroughs” – Mark Sephton
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