In this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, I’m really excited to talk with Amy Pearson, who is a life coach about how she gets so much done. We talk about focus and time management strategies that help her see time as a gift.
We start out talking about mornings. Amy talks about becoming more of a morning person and what parts of her morning set her up for a good day. Plus we consider the challenges of alone time when we are all stuck home together. And we recognize that we all have different daily rhythms and how working with your own rhythm (including going to bed on time for you and getting up at the right time, again for you) can make a huge difference.
Amy says she is her own best mentor, and that talking to herself nicely in her head is really important to what she gets done. She’s replaced her inner critic with an inner mentor. This paired with her outer strategy of time management helps her accomplish a lot.
We talk about:
- Being willing to forgive yourself and how that helps you be compassionate and talk kindly to yourself
- Setting boundaries
- The big rocks, small rocks, sand idea of time management (the FLOW planner is built on this idea)
- Scheduling time for yourself so you don’t burnout
- Work hard/less work cycles and honoring your real intention
- A willingness to be uncomfortable to succeed as an entrepreneur
Amy Pearson, the founder of Being Amy, is a Master life coach, a coach mentor, and instructor for Martha Beck’s life coach training. She’s a teacher, coach, writer, and speaker. A former approval addict (with the occasional relapse), she is now addicted to success. Her mission is nothing short of world peace by empowering every woman on a mission to magnify their tribe and make an epic impact doing their own unique thing in the world. Based on years of research into what she calls “Approval Addiction,” she created a personality assessment called “The Approval Quiz.”
Doable Changes from this episode:
- KNOW YOUR OWN RHYTHMS. We talk about rhythms in terms of when we go to bed and when we wake when we need rest. Start paying attention to what your body wants. When do you want to rest? When does your body want to go to bed? What happens if you honor that instead of resisting? Play with different waking times and see how it feels.
- SCHEDULE YOUR BIG ROCKS FIRST. Your big rocks are the most important things that move you toward your goals. Schedule those first. Then schedule you smaller rocks around that. Your sand or least important things will fill in the gaps.
- PRACTICE WITH AN INTERNAL MENTOR. Start by noticing the voice inside your head. Try switching it to a kinder voice, one you might use with somebody else. When you start to hear the critic’s voice, see if you can stop, accept yourself as human, and forgive yourself for any mistakes. Then try speaking to yourself kindly. This is a work in progress and starts by stopping that critical voice when you start hearing it.