“Serenity” and “Mental Clarity” are two ways to describe what can happen for you when you get a STEP Command Central in place. It’s something that most people don’t even know is an option, and today I want to ask 5 questions to help you assess where you are–and then I’ll provide a few tips to help you get started in a happier, healthier direction.
(1) How calm do you feel when you think about what you need to do today?
(2) How focused are you as you move through your tasks and routines?
(3) How present do you feel when you are in a conversation?
(4) How clear is your mind when you need to make a decision?
(5) How content do you feel at the end of the day when you assess what you’ve accomplished?
I don’t want anyone to feel sad or discouraged after hearing these questions. If you’re struggling with one or all of them, that’s okay. It’s actually really normal, it means that there are a lot of things that really matter to you, and you want to make things better (because you wouldn’t be here, if you didn’t).
The main reason we feel stressed, distracted, overwhelmed, etc. is because our minds are sifting through so much information simultaneously that we’re not able to feel safe and secure by just focusing on one thing.
For example, if, when you’re in a conversation with someone, your brain is cycling through all the things you need to get done later that day, that just means that you’re trying to be responsible, but you don’t have a system to hold all the details.
It is absolutely possible to have a calm mind, but that means you need a place for everything else to go so you can know it’s safe, and you can focus on what’s happening directly in front of you.
Getting to the point where you DO have mental clarity is going to take some work… We send out bite-sized resources each week in our newsletter, but we’ve also compiled a special resource called “How to Get Started STEPping for Free,” which I’m including here. I’m going to walk you through a few of those right now, and my hope is that you will click on the links, make this a focused part of your life, and put “Build Command Central” as one of the 7-8 projects on your Current Projects List. We’re here to support you along the way!
First, let’s talk more about what STEP is….
Our main program here at LearnDoBecome is called Steps to Everyday Productivity (STEP), and while the community, the organized modules, the bonuses, and the coaching that is included with the formal STEP program is incredible, we have lots of free resources here on the site to help you start getting results now!
As an example, our whole team was touched by this recent email from one of our community members who is saving up for STEP–but has already created a starter Command Central and is making massive progress:
“I did not want to go another minute without saying THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart! Over the past 6 months I started with a STEP command central in a little basket, and now am working on a full setup with Asana and everything. And, thanks to what I am learning, I have HOPE I will be able to not only survive, but to thrive…”
Our Introductory Class, “How to Finally Stop Drowning in Piles” is usually the first place we send our new friends.
If you’ve already watched that one-hour training, these additional links will provide some more details and hopefully inspire you as you get your mind (and life) more organized!
Now here are 5 more links to give you a boost!
(1) My Two-Minute Planner Tour (these headers are all hyper-links, so click on each one to get to the desired resources!)
Ever wondered how to integrate a paper planner with your favorite digital tools? Here’s a quick peek into my favorite planning process that helps me manage tasks, projects, and routines without the stress.
(2) Set Up Projects, Routines, and Next Actions…Digitally!
If you’ve been trying to figure out a good way to manage routines, projects and tasks digitally, we LOVE Asana. Come watch our LearnDoBecome team member Jill walk you through getting it all set up!
(3) Tips from Our Community for STEP Success
Here are some community-member success stories and amazing tips that will help YOU to live a clear, calm, happy, productive life.
(4) Links to My Command Central Resources
Having a seamless system that hold your ideas, papers, thoughts, goals, tasks and “stuff” in a way that works WITH your brain–a STEP Command Central–is a game changer. Come learn what tools I use and love for each part of my STEP Command Central!
(5) A STEP Command Central on Every Desk – and What That Means for YOU
This is our MOST-downloaded podcast–where we share what a Command Central includes, how it works, and why we believe this is a tool that will literally change the world. If you are feeling overwhelmed, this is for you!!
I hope that these questions and resources are helpful for you, and I am SO happy you are here with us! Great things are ahead for you.
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Would you like more support building your STEP Command Central?
Our signature program, Steps to Everyday Productivity, will help you calm your mind and organize your life with the help of a “Command Central.” Come learn more by clicking this link!
Each month, there’s a new chance to ARISE!
Our monthly membership–with a powerful community, focused topics, interactive classes, and lots of support–is called ARISE, and it’s a fantastic way to focus on what matters most (even in the midst of a busy life)! Come start your free trial here!
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