Risk & Business Magazine Hardenbergh Magazine Fall 2019 - Page 9
NEXT LEVEL IN YOUR LIFE
It’s not easy, but the more I can zone in on
what I’m doing, the more likely I will be to
stay focused. hours of sleep, I can use that extra time
for planning out my day so I can feel like
On these days, you’ll find me counting
back 5-4-3-2-1 often because that totally
brings me back to the moment. The easiest way to start waking up
earlier is to just set your alarm earlier for
tomorrow. You may be tired for a day, but
just follow your tiredness and get to bed
early that next night. Oh, and don’t hit
Even if you don’t have ADHD, we all need
to closely monitor our activity. When
your electronics are constantly distracting
you, it’s important to be mindful of where
you’re spending your energy and attention.
3. LIMIT SOCIAL MEDIA TIME.
As an influencer, social media plays a big
role in what I do, but it can be a major
Hiring a social media team has helped,
but even just putting my phone far away
from me when it’s time to work has made
such a difference.
When I feel really pulled in, I remove the
apps from my phone and stop scrolling
mindlessly. It’s amazing what I get done in
In your own life, try to set tech limits.
Condense all of your social media or
internet surfing time into one block and
download an app like “Moment” on your
phone to become more aware of your
media consumption habits.
4. CHECK YOUR LIFESTYLE HABITS.
Science keeps proving how important
exercise and diet are to focus and
emotional health and I need both of those
if I’m going to step it up.
As often as possible I get major walking
steps in or hit my favorite spin class, limit
alcohol to weekends, drink gut-boosting
kombucha and plenty of water, and eat
clean with a whole lot of vegetables.
You don’t need that much time to get in
a good workout–even just one minute of
jumping jacks will get your heart pumping
and blood flowing!
5. WAKE UP EARLIER.
Six am is great (when I currently wake up),
but 5:45 is better.
As long as I’m in bed in time to get 7-8
6. MONDAY CHECK-IN MEETINGS.
On our team, we’ve found that
implementing Monday check in meetings
has been a game changer. While each
member of the team is great about
autonomy, checking in every week is
essential so we all get clarity around
expectations and projects being worked
on. The consistent connection also allows
us to feel more like a team.
In your own life, each Monday, check in
with yourself about where you’re at and
what your goals are for the week.
I also have weekly check-ins with my
husband and business partner. Where in
your life would you benefit from a weekly
7) WHAT WOULD YOUR IDOL DO?
The good thing about taking a business to
the next level is that others have done it
If I get to a point in my day where I
don’t feel like doing something, I start
by reminding myself that motivation
is garbage and then I ask myself, What
would Oprah do? Or Ellen Degeneres.
These two women are my idols in business.
Once I remind myself that those I admire
and respect have worked hard to get to
where they are and did not wait to feel
like doing the work, it’s much easier to get
Who are your idols–whether in business,
relationships, life, or health? When you
find yourself feeling tired or not wanting
to do something, imagine what your idol
Mel Robbins is the host of the new
daytime syndicated talk show with
Sony Pictures TV, The Mel Robbins
Show, which airs across the U.S.
She has spent the past decade coaching,
teaching, and motivating millions of
people around the world. Her practical,
no-nonsense advice and life strategies
provide tangible results and skills that
help people push through the everyday
challenges we all face in life, work, and
She is one of the most booked speakers
in the world and an international
best-selling author whose work has
been translated into 36 languages. In
2017, Mel broke self-publishing records
with her international best-seller The
5 Second Rule. It was named the No.1
audiobook in the world and the fifth
most read book of the year on Amazon.
When Mel launched her science backed
productivity planner, The 5 Second
Journal, the first print run sold out
worldwide within minutes.
She is the creator and host of three
No.1 audiobooks on Audible and the
co-founder and CEO of 143 Studios, a
digital media company that produces
content in partnership with Fortune
Mel is currently one of CNN’s most
popular on-air commentators and
opinion writers; her articles drive tens
of millions of page views for CNN.com.
Mel has an extensive television résumé
as an expert on human behavior
and motivation for Good Morning
America, Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, Oprah, The
Today Show and Fox News.
Now, how will you step it up in the next
phase of YOUR life? +