Blog

Always rushing? Read this…

TEREZ RIJKENBERG, MBA

TEREZ RIJKENBERG, MBA

Executive coach Terez Rijkenberg is an MBA graduate, author, speaker, and facilitator who blends productivity and mindset strategies to give busy executives simple ways to overcome procrastination and self-doubt. Terez is passionate about helping people achieve more success without all the stress so that they can create the ultimate life-work balance.

Every time you feel like things are incredibly challenging, slow down. The U.S. Marines have created this concept of slow is smooth, smooth is fast. They know that in life and death situations, every move has to be calm, considered and intentional.

Share Post:

<READING TIME: 2m30s>

Sometimes life and work can seem like a constant rush.

But what I want to suggest is that every time you feel like rushing and hustling, slow down.

Every time you feel like things are incredibly challenging, slow down.

The U.S. Marines have created this concept of slow is smooth, smooth is fast.

They know that in life and death situations, every move has to be calm, considered and intentional.

When we’re operating at a frantic pace all of the time, we can sometimes miss signs that there’s a problem that needs our attention.

We get caught up in the drama of constantly rushing from one urgent thing to the next.

But if we deliberately operate at a slow and smooth pace, we have time to breathe and take in our surroundings.

We have time to observe the reality of what is, and find the subtle opportunities that we otherwise might miss.

We also have time to take breaks, rest and recharge, giving us sufficient bursts of efficient energy when we need it.

We can still be fast, we can still be productive.

So remember that slow is smooth and smooth is fast.

Intentional is productive.

How can you create more “smooth” for what you want to achieve for yourself right now?

TAKE ACTION:

  1. If you notice yourself rushing, then take a moment to slow down and breathe
  2. Once you’ve taken a few deep breaths (to activate the rational and intentional part of your brain) then ask yourself: “How might I make things slower and smoother right now?”
  3. Be aware of whether you’re multi-tasking or switching often from one task to the next – this is a sure way to feel like you’re in a constant rush without being productive
  4. COACHING: If you want to stop rushing and feel calmer and in control of your day (oh, and a whole lot more productive) then book a free consultation with me here.

Your coach,

Terez

Want to know more about how this can apply to YOU?

Why not sign up for a FREE 30-min consultation with me. We will explore your goals, the obstacles that are currently getting in the way and how you can overcome them. It's easy once you have a strategy.

Want to know more about how this can apply to YOU?

Why not sign up for a FREE 30-min consultation with me. We will explore your goals, the obstacles that are currently getting in the way and how you can overcome them. It's easy once you have a strategy.

WANT MORE?

polular blog posts

When you “don’t know what to do”

We all stop ourselves from the progress we want with thoughts of “I don’t know what to do” or “I don’t know what I should do” or “I don’t know what to do next”.

The only reason you “don’t know what to do” is because you haven’t decided.

Read More »