The Key Lesson I Give My Clients To Achieve Growth

Dear Digital Founder, 

 Growth seems to be a law of life.
 
We operate at our best in a positive, growth mindset. 
 
We want our bodies to grow healthy. 
 
We want our families to grow well, in their future
 
Even when we express our love to someone, 
 
It is giving, expanding to the other person. 
 
And, undoubtedly, as entrepreneurs we want our business to grow. 
 
But it isn’t the sexy strategy
 
Or latest hack 
 
That will allow you to actually grow. 
 
To grow
 
Not only in your business 
 
But in all areas of your life that matters to you
 
You must focus on 
 
How  you show up daily and execute
 
Moving one step closer to reach your growth goals. 
 
Here’s an uncommon fact: 
 
Most people will reach their goals…
 
… given they put in the consistent work to achieve them. 
 
Showing up daily
 
Whether they feel like it or not. 
 
The trouble with this is that as humans, 
 
We exist in time
 
And we live through every passing moment 
 
Staying consistent 
 
Over time
 
Can become a struggle. 
 
Which is why it’s important to focus on how we show up to our day. 
 
Here is the key lesson that I give my clients
 
To succeed in their work
 
To have more peace of mind
 
To have more clarity 
 
To work at their best
 
To lower stress levels
 
To be happier at work… 
 
It’s called the 80/20 Day Optimization 
 
It’s an exercise that we are going to do together right now. 
 
Take out a piece of paper and pen. 
 
From now on, your day will be broken down into 5 separate segments 
 
Your Morning Routine
Your 80/20 Time
Your Daily Work
Your Build Up Time
Your Evening & Night Routine
We are going to walk through this exercise 
 
I encourage you to complete it 
 
And also to improve upon it
 
Testing it in your day
 
Finding ways to make it better
 
To fit your lifestyle
 
And to not be discouraged if it doesn’t work out perfectly for the first week
 
Or month
 
But to continually improve upon how you show up daily. 
 
Here is the 80/20 Day Optimization exercise
 
A framework that will allow you to create a MAP for your day. 
 
Your Morning Routine: 
 
You call the shots here, 
 
What time you will wake up (daily) 
 
If you meditate, pray 
 
If you exercise or go for a walk
 
This is your time. You set the flow. 
 
My only rule 
 
Is you do NOT check the noise of the world (emails, notifications etc) 
 
Quiet. 
 
Peace. 
 
Focus. 
 
For your 80/20 TIme: 
 
Here we will begin our work 
 
To PUSH the most important projects you’re working on forward. 
 
Ideal length for this segment is 2-3 hours. 
 
Daily
 
In the morning. 
 
While your energy levels are high
 
And your mind is alert. 
 
Focusing on 1 to 3 important action items
 
To make progress on your goals. 
 
My only rule here is you come prepared (I’ll show you how)
 
And you shut out the noise of the world. 
 
“DO NOT DISTURB”
 
Your Daily Work: 
 
Here, now you can get your cortisol rush
 
Open that email
 
Open those messages
 
Turn on those notifications
 
Get your first intake for the day 
 
And address the work of the day
 
Address the opportunities 
 
Solve new problems 
 
My only rule here
 
Is you have a SET TIME for when you take your meetings and calls
 
And be disciplined to only take calls during those times
 
If not, you will be at the mercy of someone else’s schedule 
 
Sometimes it’s prudent to accommodate 
 
But you’ll be surprised 
 
that asking others to accommodate to your schedule
 
Isn’t that big of an ask. 
 
Before we go to your Build Up time
 
Do another check on the world
 
Get that email intake
 
Look at those notifications 
 
Respond 
 
Your Build Up Time: 
 
You’ve made it. 
 
To the time that can take anywhere from 15 minutes 
 
To 1 hour 
 
Where you focus on recapping the day 
 
Focus on preparing for tomorrow (including pre-scheduling your 80/20 time)
 
Prepping for tomorrow’s meetings
 
And also buffing up on research you need to do to best show up at your peak 
 
For tomorrow
 
My only rule here is you quiet down your work notifications for the evening. 
 
Limit your notification exposure for the evening. 
 
Evening & Night Routine: 
 
Do what you love
 
Focus on what is important to you
 
You set the rules here
 
My only advice here (not rule) is you be intentional with your focus
 
Intentional with your conversations 
 
Intentional with your screen time
 
Because if you executed the day according to this 80/20 Map 
 
You shouldn’t need to bleed your work over to time dedicated to others
 
For those you love
 
Or the activities you find passion in. 
 
Remember, 
 
Investing in yourself. 
 
In your mental health
 
In your physical health
 
In your relationships 
 
Will allow you to perform better in every area of your life. 
 
Start today. 
 
It’s an honor to be a small part of your journey. 
 
Do Good Work, 
 
Raul
 
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