Principal Consultant, Career OverDrive!
Time management is often seen as the holy grail of our personal productivity since each person's time is obviously limited to exactly 24 hours per day.
However, while it's true that the time we have is finite have we considered that it is equally true and probably more impactful to note that our energy is finite.
Consider the following: If, for example, you have the option to either complete the same amount of work in an 8 hour period or a 10 hour period which would you choose?
To most, the obvious answer would be 8 hours since who in their right mind would want to drag out their work an additional 2 hours (25% longer).
But wait. What if by rushing to finish the work in 8 hours you found that after having arrived home you were just too bone tired to even play with your kids? In that case, would rushing to finish your work actually accomplish anything other than getting you home sooner?
Conversely, what if you slowed your pace down to a much saner, and more measured pace. And what if you completed your work (the same amount of work) not in 8 hours but perhaps 10 hours. However, what if upon finishing your work and having arrived home you found that you weren't frazzled or bone tired.
What if you actually felt refreshed and mentally together.
And as an added benefit, what if you found that by slowing down just a bit, pacing yourself, and not rushing through your work that the quality of your work and, most importantly, the results your work achieved were much better than that produced while you were working at the frantic pace?
Would you be sold?
After all, it's one thing to slam out 50 or 100 emails a day and it's quite another thing to maintain the energy and state of mind to make all 50 or 100 of those emails count.
And this is one of the major differences, which becomes readily apparent, between Career OverDrive's™ approach to your career development and career management needs and the approaches favored by other career advisory and coaching services.
At Career OverDrive™ we understand it's an energy game.
We're not about working faster or more frantically but we are all about working smarter, with more energy efficiency and with greater clarity and impact.
In today's career coaching and advisory industry this both a very powerful and rare shift in both state of mind and the approach utilized However, we can proudly assure you that this unique mind shift and approach are thoroughly and purposefully baked into all of our training and coaching programs.
Every single one.
Why do we do focus or key in on energy conservation?
We do so because we clearly understand that what you really face in your career and in your life is not a time management game but an energy game.
Therefore, all of our training and coaching programs have been developed to enable you to be as effective and impactful as possible while expending the very least amount of energy (physical, emotional or psychological) as necessary.
This principle of energy conservation extends from the initial transfer of knowledge to you (through our training and coaching programs) to your ability to retain and apply the same material after you have acquired it from us.
It also means that each and every program and skill set is and was specifically, consciously and purposefully designed to be deadly effective, while requiring the absolute minimal effort to apply it.
What does this mean in practice?
Well, imagine sending emails that get the exact results you want but which only contain one or two lines rather than 50 or 100 lines.
Or imagine making fewer phone calls with each phone call made immediately hooking people or moving you toward your goals or objectives.
Image the confidence you would feel by possessing the techniques and strategies to deftly and effortlessly handle just about any communication problem or social situation, from stress interviews to cold calling the hiring manager at the company for which you'd like to work to dealing with angry or incensed coworkers or customers at your current company.
And best of all, image doing all this with the expenditure of minimal energy and attainment of maximum results.
That's difference as well as both the premise and promise of Career OverDrive!'s™ coaching and training programs.