Have you ever struggled to get it all done, thinking there’s got to be more to life than just crossing things off your to-do list? Or do you ever struggle with low energy, not getting important things done and then feeling overwhelmed and guilty because you can’t take care of or spend time with the people you love and those who depend on you?
I have. I was a stay-at-home dad for almost 11 years and was running a business at the same time. I was exhausted, overwhelmed, and felt I wasn’t doing a good job in any area of my life. I kept trying to push through, to double down on what I was doing, thinking I could just push through and would eventually turn the corner and things would be easier. But in the fall of 2013, I learned what was causing the majority of my fatigue and it wasn’t something I could fight through. Several weeks of testing led to a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.
That was a turning point, to say the least. I knew I had to be a better steward of the time and energy I had each day. I was always a student of personal productivity, for as far back as I could remember, even as a kid. However, I had a new intensity about me, to find a way to get things done with a limited amount of energy, to work with my fatigue instead of always trying to fight through it and ending up feeling even worse.
I went over all the systems, tools, techniques, methods, frameworks, and resources for getting things done that I could find. Each approach has its strengths but didn’t address my core problem of not having enough energy. So I asked, “What would a system look like if it allowed me to get the things done that matter most while requiring a minimal amount of energy from me?”
Answering that question is the basis and driving force behind my life and my business. I want to help others access and optimize their energy so they can live their best lives.
If there's anything I can do to help, please reach out.