10 Steps to Overcome the Juggling Act

Do you feel like you have too many balls you are juggling at one time?

Are everyday life pressures getting in the way of reaching your goals?

Do you feel there is always something or someone who requires your attention and distracts you from your priorities?

Life can feel like a circus act as it may be filled with drama, elephants in the room you need to address or juggling too many balls at once. So how does one manage? Many think they can multitask to manage it all but guess what? The brain doesn’t function properly when we do that.

Multitasking reduces your efficiency and performance because your brain can only focus on one thing at a time. When you try to do two things at once, your brain lacks the capacity to perform both tasks successfully. Research also shows that, in addition to slowing you down, multitasking lowers your IQ. Not only does it lower your IQ it leads to poor performance on each individual task. Multitask is considered a vital component through life and to get ahead, but is it really?  Many are proud that they can multitask and work under pressure, but it does take toll on you in the long run. I know when I feel the stress and pressure that it’s time to stop the juggling and get focused.

Here are 10 Steps on how to overcome juggling too much at once:

  1. Make a plan
    When overwhelm hits the mind, thoughts bounce around and you don’t know where to start, grab a piece of paper and write it all down. Do a brain dump! Think of the end results and what steps are needed to achieve your goals.

  2. Prioritize
    When everything is written down it’s time to prioritize. Prioritization happens on different levels. You have things that need to be done today that are of top priority, then you have things that fall into this week, month or year. Sometimes the list doesn’t add up to what you need in order to achieve your long term goals.  Some items are task oriented and can become distractors, separate the urgent from important. Urgent tasks are things you feel you need to react to right away, like emails, phone calls, texts or news, while important tasks are ones that contribute to your long-term mission, values and goals. Those important items are the first to focus on.

  3. Delegate
    You can’t do it all and sometimes you need to ask for help when the workload piles up. When you look at your list determine what can be delegated. Then select the right person to help get it done. It’s important to clearly communicate what is needed and set clear goals and expectations. Provide support, guidance and instructions. Take personal interest in the progress and follow up.

  4. Trust
    When you delegate it’s important to trust the other person to do the job. Understand they may do it differently, but they may end up with the same result.

  5. Focus on one thing at a time 
    Staying on task is not always easy especially when you have so many things you want to focus on. When you make your plan and set your priorities, stick to them. Set yourself up in a place that welcomes you to get the job done, such as a workspace with all of your supplies and comfort. Allot an amount of time to focus on the task. Ensure your timetable is cleared.
  6. Distraction control                                                                      
    Distractions can be internal or external.  Start by figuring out what your distractions are.  Internal can be mental chaos, anxiety or fatigue. Figure out the cause and a plan to assist with that. External distractions can be noisy work space, people, technology and/or social media. So as mentioned above find suitable space to work where it encourages focus and then go offline and avoid social media, mute your phone and avoid checking emails until you have completed the task.

  7. Set Boundaries
    People and social media can be big distractions. If you know what distractors exist in your world it’s time to set boundaries either for others or yourself. Block off time to work, and let people know your focus and when you can make time for them. Avoid doing tasks for others that they can do on their own.

  8. Healthy habits
    Review your routines and set healthy habits to support you in being calm, relaxed and focus. Meditate, breath, write in a journal, eat healthy, hydrate and exercise and have some fun as these all support you in being the best you can be.

  9. Take action
    All the steps above set you up for success and in order for that to happen it’s time to take action to get the task done. Remember to focus on one task at a time.

  10. Get it done
    If you followed these steps by having a plan, prioritize, delegate, focus and avoid distractions then take action it’s should be a recipe to complete what you set out to do. When you accomplish one task then it’s time to move on to the next one. It’s important to finish what you start so that you avoid the juggling act.

All of this impacts the outcome and I hope that you put steps in place to achieve your big goals. I spend every morning visualizing my day and how it will play out. This is done either by meditation, writing in my journal or when walking my dog. I rehearse in my mind what needs to be done, prioritize and picture the successful outcome. Then I take action!

5 Key Steps to go from the Pits to the Peak – Getting out of a slump

Do you ever feel you are in a fog?
What do you do when you are in a slump?
Do you feel like it will last forever?
One of my clients is currently in a slump and it’s not to do with their sports. It’s to do with their career performance. They are entrepreneurs, parents, athletes and great people. I had a session with them last week and listened to the despair in their voice and the hopelessness. They feel like a  failure and said to me “I’m overwhelmed unable to even think clearly, so stuck”. Sometimes it can be in your head but it still impacts your mental, emotional, physical and technical abilities.
This happens from time to time, usually after a big event in your life, sports or career. Slumps that felt like they were going to last forever. Slumps that you think are never going to end. But they do.
Do any of these statements apply to your current state?
  • I’m am tired all the time
  • I don’t enjoy doing things that I used to
  • I dread going to work and wish I was somewhere else when there
  • I can’t find work or clients and feel like a failure
  • I’m more negative about myself
  • I don’t seem to bounce back from setbacks like I used to
  • I can’t concentrate and focus on tasks
  • I don’t care and don’t care that I don’t care
If you said “yes to any you may be in a slump. When your performance becomes a problem and you feel helpless, you don’t have to remain that way. It’s possible to regain your power and remove the block.

5 Key Steps to go from the Pits to the Peak

#1 Recognize, acknowledge and accept it
Problems and obstacles in life always present themselves, and some you overcome easily, but others take you down. If you feel any of the statements above be aware that you may be in a slump. Acknowledge and accept it. That is the first step. Wallowing in it gets you nowhere. Know that this shall pass and things can and do get better.
#2 Be willing to let it go
Get out of the perpetual victim mode as it’s an easy, but painful, place to live. If you want to get out of your slump you must be willing to let it go. Avoid looking for sympathy and change focus from problems to solutions.
#3 Get on a positive mental regime
Yes exercise and healthy eating will make you feel better, but look at mentally what are you feeding yourself. Avoid watching the news and negative people as they can all just fuel your slump. Read, watch and listen to things that are going to boost and guide you.
#4 Surround yourself with advocates
Take a moment and look at whom you are connecting with the most. Who do you call and spend time with? What are their attitudes like? If they are negative and support you for being in a slump, it may be time to make some changes. Seek out people who are positive and going to lift you up. Ones that are advocates for your success and well-being.
#5 Take action
It’s time to take action. Decide on one step that you can take to pull yourself out of the slump. Start small, really small. Right now is just about doing something that will make you feel better. Start right now. Patience is important too, but some assume patience is doing nothing, remaining idle, sitting on your hands and waiting. That’s wrong during a slump, if you want to get out of it then take some form of action.
There is more and one of the things is to become mentally tough. If you want to learn about what it takes for peak performance and the science behind how to achieve that STAY TUNED for my upcoming announcements!
Want some help immediately contact Corey for a complimentary mental mastery session to boost your performance.

5 Key Steps to go from the Pits to the Peak – Getting out of a slump

Do you ever feel you are in a fog?
What do you do when you are in a slump?
Do you feel like it will last forever?

One of my clients is currently in a slump and it’s not to do with their sports. It’s to do with their career performance. They are entrepreneurs, parents, athletes and great people. I had a session with them last week and listened to the despair in their voice and the hopelessness. They feel like a  failure and said to me “I’m overwhelmed unable to even think clearly, so stuck”. Sometimes it can be in your head but it still impacts your mental, emotional, physical and technical abilities.

This happens from time to time, usually after a big event in your life, sports or career. Slumps that felt like they were going to last forever. Slumps that you think are never going to end. But they do.

Do any of these statements apply to your current state?

  • I’m am tired all the time
  • I don’t enjoy doing things that I used to
  • I dread going to work and wish I was somewhere else when there
  • I can’t find work or clients and feel like a failure
  • I’m more negative about myself
  • I don’t seem to bounce back from setbacks like I used to
  • I can’t concentrate and focus on tasks
  • I don’t care and don’t care that I don’t care
If you said “yes to any you may be in a slump. When your performance becomes a problem and you feel helpless, you don’t have to remain that way. It’s possible to regain your power and remove the block.

5 Key Steps to go from the Pits to the Peak

#1 Recognize, acknowledge and accept it
Problems and obstacles in life always present themselves, and some you overcome easily, but others take you down. If you feel any of the statements above be aware that you may be in a slump. Acknowledge and accept it. That is the first step. Wallowing in it gets you nowhere. Know that this shall pass and things can and do get better.

#2 Be willing to let it go
Get out of the perpetual victim mode as it’s an easy, but painful, place to live. If you want to get out of your slump you must be willing to let it go. Avoid looking for sympathy and change focus from problems to solutions. 

#3 Get on a positive mental regime
Yes exercise and healthy eating will make you feel better, but look at mentally what are you feeding yourself. Avoid watching the news and negative people as they can all just fuel your slump. Read, watch and listen to things that are going to boost and guide you. 

#4 Surround yourself with advocates
Take a moment and look at whom you are connecting with the most. Who do you call and spend time with? What are their attitudes like? If they are negative and support you for being in a slump, it may be time to make some changes. Seek out people who are positive and going to lift you up. Ones that are advocates for your success and well-being. 

#5 Take action
It’s time to take action. Decide on one step that you can take to pull yourself out of the slump. Start small, really small. Right now is just about doing something that will make you feel better. Start right now. Patience is important too, but some assume patience is doing nothing, remaining idle, sitting on your hands and waiting. That’s wrong during a slump, if you want to get out of it then take some form of action. 

There is more and one of the things is to become mentally tough. If you want to learn about what it takes for peak performance and the science behind how to achieve that STAY TUNED for my upcoming announcements!

Want some help immediately contact Corey for a complimentary mental mastery session to boost your performance.

7 Characteristic Traits of A Champion

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be at the top of your game in business or life?

Have you watched great athletes or leaders achieve outstanding results?

Do you feel you have what it takes to do the same?

So, what makes a champion? Raymond Floyd, 1976 Master Winner stated “It’s what is above your shoulders that make you a champion” and that is the truth. The mental game is what makes or breaks you in business, life or sports.  Champions have certain qualities and abilities that gives them the edge to produce amazing results. Here are ones I help develop and feel are 7 key qualities that produce champions:

  1. Attitude
    Attitudes are shaped early in your life and influenced by your caregivers, teachers and peers. How you perceive things effects your outcome. Developing the right attitude, a healthy good one where you perceive the opportunities and solutions that allows you to deal with whatever comes your way.
  2. Confidence
    Building confidence impacts your capacity as a performer and what you can cope with. It builds trust and hope. When failure or mistakes occur, confidence helps you bounce back with determination and fight the self-doubt that may arise.
  3. Courage
    To have courage is to have heart and act bravely even when fear is present. Courage allows you to face the fear and knock it out of your way. When things go wrong, courage keeps you moving forward. It helps you battle fatigue, competitors or injuries.
  4. Discipline
    When I talk about discipline I reference mental discipline. Mental discipline is the ability to stay focused on task and eliminate distractions both internal and external.  As a champion you know what direction you want to take and how to take it. You have the ability to control your mind. Mental discipline takes great effort and focus which helps you effectively execute.
  5. Concentration
    Concentration is about laser focus and awareness during performance. Void of thought and distraction and ability to execute. Mind is clear and concentration is on the task at hand.
  6. Intelligence
    Having intelligence gives you the edge. It allows you to know what is require. You can determine the techniques and skills that are needed. You can develop a strategy and focus on what is necessary to execute a plan. Intelligence allows you to analyze and adjust what is needed especially when problems arise.
  7. Relentlessness
    This is the will to win. Relentlessness is the ability to do the right thing, to persist and execute even when times are turbulent. You learn to stay the course, battle through adversity and stay focused.
These are just 7 of the traits and there are more.  These are traits that you may have and if not they can be learned. Reflect on which ones you have and those you want to develop.


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7 Steps to Clear Mental Chaos

Do you lack focus?

Do you feel stuck, overwhelmed and unable to take action?

Many people have a hard time slowing down their brain or clearing the thoughts in their mind.  Thoughts often come at whirlwind speed, and it can be hard to concentrate on the tasks at hand be it our work, our home life, or maybe our sports performance. When so many thoughts are floating around in the mind it creates what I call “mental chatter or chaos”.

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