Entrepreneurs and high achievers always have big dreams and goals. In order to be productive, motivated and successful, and to achieve your BIG goals, it takes a lot of energy.
And I mean A LOT OF ENERGY, consistently, day after day, week after week, year after year!
Working in the mental health/wellness industry for over 20 years, I find that most entrepreneurs and high achievers get stuck in one or more of these four energy traps!
The Drag Trap
The Drag Trap is when you physically can’t get off the couch to get anything accomplished. You know you are in the Drag Trap when you feel chronically exhausted and are so frustrated because you know you should be doing more—but you just can’t.
The Emotional Roller Coaster Trap
The Emotional Roller Coaster Trap, is when your emotions go up and down like a roller coaster. You know you are in the Emotional Roller Coaster Trap when one minute, you are feeling great and you are super productive. The next minute or day, you find yourself down, depressed and completely unproductive.
The Endless Chatter Trap
The Endless Chatter Trap is when your inner voice is consistently negative and keeping you from achieving your goals. You might hear things like “who do you think you are”, “I will never be successful” ,“I am so unlucky” or “no matter how hard I work, I can’t seem to make the money I want!”
The Withdrawal Trap
The Withdrawal Trap is when you can’t cope with your negative feelings or what’s happening in your day to day life. You know you are in the Withdrawal Trap when you are feeling helpless, powerless and overwhelmed.
This might come from watching your business fall apart during Covid lockdown, having to lay off employees and the guilt this brings, to struggling with all of the daily tasks required to meet your business goals while caring for young children at home.
You might find yourself running to alcohol, binge eating or engaging in compulsive actions like staying super busy, sex, gambling, shopping, video gaming, or too much phone use. Anything to stop the pain you are currently feeling.
Which Energy Trap(s) are YOU stuck in?
Let me know in the comments section.
Together, let’s get you unstuck, so you can become the Ultimate Productivity Ninja you need to be in your business or workplace.