You already know how to get things done – I bet you are a master at it. You have a gazillion shortcuts in place, make the most of idle minutes, and work long into the night. The problem isn’t knowing how to get stuff done and how to prioritize doing it. The problem is having the energy to actually do the work (and hey, maybe even have a life).
And that is where personal energy management (what I call the Energy Bank) comes in.
We all wake up each day with a relatively fixed amount of energy to get through our day – and our daily activities add and deduct from those energy levels. You can think of the amount of energy we wake up with as our average daily balance, and the things we during that day that add and deduct from our energy stores as deposits and withdrawals – just like a financial bank. So, our goal is to get our average daily balance up high enough to give us a comfortable reserve so we can safely avoid bankruptcy.
When You Have a High Energy Bank Balance You Experience…
- More Energy
- Clearer Communication
- Increased Productivity
- Improved Problem-Solving
- Higher Levels of Effectiveness
- More Even-Tempered
- Happier Disposition
- Feeling More Balanced
I teach knowledge workers practical ways to increase their personal energy stores to give them more energy, productivity, and resiliency – all in minutes a day. We evaluate the 10 elements that comprise the Energy Bank against your lifestyle, choose your high-payoffs, and then develop an action plan to send that Energy Bank balance in the right direction. And, by implementing it as an incremental process, it skips right over the overwhelm and the rat brain. Instead, we create a habit of success.
Create more effective teams by understanding the collective Energy Bank needs and dynamics of your team.
Whether it’s understanding the best time of day to schedule critical meetings, the best communication model for your team, or when you should create meeting-free blocks, knowing the needs of your team – and having your team know and understand the needs of one another – will raise the overall energy, productivity, and effectiveness of everyone.
This interactive workshop, complete with workbook, is designed to help individuals increase their respective Energy Bank balances as well as help teams function at a higher level by managing the Energy Bank balances of the group.
In this 1-day workshop we will:
- Review the principles of the Energy Bank
- Take the Energy Bank assessment
- Learn practical solutions to the most common high payoffs of the group
- Explore the impact of individual Energy Banks on group dynamics
- Practice specific Energy Bank management techniques
- Walk away with specifics that can be implemented for every individual and collectively for the team
If you are a manager interested in increasing the productivity and effectiveness of your team, without increasing their work hours, then contact me to get this workshop on your organization’s calendar.
Your Energy Bank needs are unique to you, so your Energy Bank coaching should be as well.
We start with an Energy Bank assessment as well as a personal lifestyle and history inventory – that lets us quickly determine where to start making changes. Together, we’ll pick one or two focus areas and identify the changes you can start making immediately that will have the most noticeable impact.
Going forward, we’ll meet every few weeks to review progress, course-correct, and continue to build upon your success.
If you know your Energy Bank reserves are running dangerously low, contact me today for a no-cost consult.
Coaching can be done in person or remotely via Skype.
Jen Waak is the founder of Keyboard Athletes and a health and wellness coach whose focus on neurophysiology and holistic health set her apart from others in her field. Each week she reads, digests, and synthesizes hundreds of scientific articles and abstracts so that she can incorporate the most recent research into everything she teaches. Her passion truly is helping people have the bodies they want – so they have the energy to do what they love.
Jen is a Z-Health Master Practitioner, Precision Nutrition coach, and kettlebell instructor (former RKC) with two decades of experience as a coach, consultant, and mentor. The author of the Keyboard Athletes Guide to Pain Relief & Prevention, Jen lives, works, and trains in Seattle, WA. You can read more about Jen Waak’s background here.