How can you easily work out your next move? The answer could be in the success of 3's.
Your first 3 hours of the day.
Your first 3 days of the week.
Your first 3 weeks of the month.
Your first 3 months of the year.
Setting a key outcome for those 3's kickstarts your process.
It's quite easy. But it takes evaluation of what you currently need to achieve your goal. That means starting with an evaluation.
For those asking "what about the rest of the time, after the 3's?" the answer is revealed - each day is filled with blocks of 3. Reboot after the first 3 hours, weeks, months.
EXOS at the German National Football team organised the 3's around Nutrition, Mindset, Movement, Recovery.
Each athlete was involved in the nutrition they required each 3 hours, what mental cues they were to focus on in that time, what movement improvements they were to incorporate, and what their recovery looked like for that 3 hours.
For those of us not paid to perform on the field, our performance is no less important for those we help. As a practitioner, the goals can be innumerable. For example, finding the energy to give to all your clients who come to you for help today. Another example, clarifying the layout of your group rehab class.
As a coach, the goals are similarly innumerable. For example, organising your testing space to get some idea of where your clients are.
For me, the first 3 hours include time with my wife, some good coffee and a healthy breakfast, a walk to lubricate the joints, fill the lungs and clear the head (no phone or iPod) - I typically get article ideas and patient treatment clarification when I'm out walking. Try and stop me after that!!
It's a challenge, in a world of indifference and ploughing through, to organise that much. Remember, "if it was easy, everyone would do it. It's the hard that makes it great." (Tom Hanks, "A League Of Their Own")
What's your next move?