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Work and Play with Nancy Ray

Oct 22, 2019

Okay, I feel like there are two ways to start my day.

Version one: I wake up, and I'm just running so hard. The kids are already awake. I'm getting ready, making breakfast, emptying the dishwasher, cleaning the kitchen, drinking my coffee, gathering up things, taking care of the kids, getting them dressed, starting work, immediately jumping into my inbox, answering Slack and everything my team needs. I just start doing it all in no particular order. I just am accomplishing all the things.

And at the end of my workday, I did so much and I worked really hard. But then when Will asks me, "Hey, what'd you do today?" I look at him like a deer in the headlights. I'm like, "I don't ... " I mean, I did stuff, I worked hard all day, but I don't know what I did.” Anybody else have days like that? I do. I know I do.

The second way to start my day would be I wake up, I have my solid morning routine, I feel grounded, I'm connected with the Lord, and then I realize the importance of making a plan, even a simple plan. So I pause. I look at everything on my plate, kids, household, work, everything. I look at it objectively, not emotionally or like I need to get things done right away. And then I ask myself the question, what are the three most important things that I should do today? If I only accomplished three things today, what would make today a win?

Just by listening to those two examples of days that I've had, and I'm sure you've had too, you can feel the contrast. By jumping in, your day kind of happens to you. But by pausing and setting three priorities, you happened to your day.

And that’s what we’re talking about in today’s episode, so listen in!

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Resources from this episode:

The Work & Play Cornerstore

Peter Drucker