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"Productivity can be boiled down to one word, focus. There are two types of focus you need to master productivity. First the ability to manage distractions, so that you can focus moment by moment, on tasks at hand. And second, the skill to focus on what truly is important to you, the big picture. So you don't waste your time" ~Mel Robbins
Points To Ponder:
01:22 The Gift Of Mindset
02:24 You React Out Of How You Feel
03:16 Increasing Productivity
04:04 Rain or Shine by Scott Alexander
04:26 The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John Maxwell
05:56 Productivity: Focus
06:57 Five Seconds To Take Back Your Heath
07:31 Managing Distractions
08:36 Shut Off Notifications
09:13 Distractions Are Not Good
10:38 How Is Your Productivity?
10:57 The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
11:12 Create A Morning Routine
12:11 Your Brain Remains In Sleep Mode
13:18 It's All About Mindset
14:00 A Morning Routine
15:54 Have Your Day Planned Out
16:22 People Don't Just Fall Into Success
18:05 Text campaign: 507-204-9866
19:00 FB Messenger or IG
Full Episode Transcript:
Hey, everybody! Welcome to the Keto Mom page. My name is Stephanie and we are diving into "The 5-Second Rule" by Mel Robbins. Since the beginning of the month, we've been talking about the power of five seconds. Counting backward, taking action, not letting your feelings and your mind stop you, talking you out of it, or even telling you that you can't do it. Five seconds! It's like a rocket ship blasting off (5-4-3-2-1), and then taking action. That's what the book is about, and it has been incredible. I've used the five-second rule in the past. I know the rule enough to use it when I need to, and I've been using it more now that I've reminded myself to use it. I highly recommend you get it.
I was talking to a friend yesterday and she said, "I don't know what to get people for the season. I want to walk in and I want people to be happy that I'm there. I don't want to just go get things for people". Can anybody relate? So I told her, "Listen, you have changed so much. What has changed your life in the last two years?" And she said, "It's our community. The reading and the mindset".
And I said, "Give the gift of mindset"... People may not love it and they might say, "Thanks for the book, but I'm not a reader". But if you can give the gift that I think is thoughtful, and has changed your life. It's something that most people probably wouldn't buy, but then you encourage them to read it, it might change their life as well...
So I told her, find your favorite books, grab ten of them from a bookstore. No matter how many gifts you have to get, just go give the books. Write a sweet note in it, and say, "Hey, when you're done reading the book. Send me a message and tell me your biggest takeaways. I'm going to send you another gift". Then send another book and see who actually reads it out of your entire family. That was an idea I had for her yesterday. But anyway, yesterday, we talked about feelings. We talked about health in this book (The 5-Second Rule). She talked about how to get out of bed, how to say no to things, how to say yes to things, how to talk to people and she says to improve your health. You have to understand that most of the time you react out of how you feel. Like, "I don't feel like eating that", "I feel like eating that", "Somebody hurt my feelings, I need to go eat that", "I don't feel like going to the gym", or "I don't feel like it"...
For you to change your health, the way you look, or the way you feel in general, like "Do I feel sick?", or "Do I feel energized?". In order for you to change, you have to do the work. In order for you to do the work, you got to get out of your head. That's why mindset is so important.
You can do this, you can't talk yourself out of it. (5-4-3-2-1), put your tennis shoes on, and go for a walk or go for a run. (5-4-3-2-1), drive past the drive-thru, no more breakfast foods. If you didn't plan, then you're going to have to wait till lunch... She talked about what the snooze button does to your brain, and it's pretty incredible. So we're talking about increasing productivity. I also have the book that we're going to do for next month. This afternoon, I'll be doing a live video and I usually talk about ketones. I talk about what I drink, and I give you a quick, low carb, or just a lifestyle tip, on your journey to be better. I talk about a whole bunch of different things in the afternoons, and I give away things.
So if you press the share button, let me know, just comment "I shared". I have names to draw from the last video, where I'm going to give away this book, "Rain or Shine" by Scott Alexander. We've already gone through this book on the Keto Mom page. It's a great book to keep on your coffee table, or somewhere that you can just see and read. The chapters are super short, and it's an encouraging book.
So if you pressed the share button, let me know. I'm going to be doing some drawings later today, and I'll let you know if you won. This is what we're giving away, "Rain or Shine" by Scott Alexander. And then the book that we are doing next month is this one, "The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth" by John Maxwell. Don't worry, I'm still going to go through "The 5-Second Rule" in a second. We're going to talk about productivity real quick.
I actually was looking for "The 5-Second Rule" book on my shelf last month but I couldn't find it. I'm pretty sure I gave it away. So my friend Kelly, let me borrow her copy. I've been drawing all over her book and underlining things. I found this book instead, "The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth". I realized I have a ton of John Maxwell books, and the title also caught my attention, "The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth".
So I just grabbed it off the shelf and started reading it that morning, because I haven't read a brand new book lately. I usually reread books over and over again, until I feel like I have it. Some of my favorite books I've listened to, I've read at least ten times or probably more. I thought I probably need to read a brand new book, and as I was going through this book, I realized it's incredible. I've already underlined, circled, and starred so many things and it's super great. We're going to go through it next month. If you want to get it, awesome! But if you don't want to, you can follow me along here. You can take some little golden nuggets as I share them with you. This is the book, "The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth" by John Maxwell. Grab it if you want to, it's pretty incredible...
Alright! Today's chapter is called, Increasing productivity. "Nothing will work unless you do. Productivity can be boiled down to one word, focus. There are two types of focus you need to master productivity. First the ability to manage distractions, so that you can focus moment by moment, on tasks at hand. And second, the skill to focus on what truly is important to you, the big picture. So you don't waste your time"...
Anybody else feels like they sometimes get derailed by lots of different things. And then you get to the end of the day, and you're like, "I didn't get anything done that I wanted to".
So she used the five-second rule to help in her everyday life, and not just to get her out of bed. If you have not been following along, the story started because she needed to get out of bed. She was hitting the snooze button too many times. Her life was falling apart, and she needed a job. She wasn't being the parent and spouse she needed to be. In her mind, she was not good enough and she looked at life like it was done.
Then she finally decided, "I need to get up and I need to take control of my life". So (5-4-3-2-1) she shot herself out of bed like a rocket, and ever since then, she has been teaching people five seconds throughout their entire day. To take back their health, to plan their day, to get organized, increase their productivity, get focused, and to do the things you need to do.
There are so many distractions in this world that if you can't learn how to avoid getting distracted, then you're going to have your day own you. In the mornings we talked about, either owning your morning or your morning owns. You own your day, or your day owns you...
Okay! She said, "Get serious about managing distractions. Managing distractions is like following through on your health goals. You're never going to feel like it, you just have to make yourself do it. You already know that being addicted to your phone texting, answering emails is distracting but to stop it feels impossible"... My daughter did this the other day. She's fourteen and she was feeling a little anxious throughout the day. There are a couple of things we're working through as a teenager. I do the same thing and I have distractions. My phone dings all day long, I could actually look at my phone all day long too.
As soon as I wake up I'll start answering questions until the evening. It's a blessing and can be a distraction. And so my daughter said, "You know what, I think I'm just going to shut off the notifications because I just can't stand if I hear it". Because she's in, Snapchat groups with her friends and her volleyball team. She said, "I don't want to check it but I feel like I should"... But as soon as she shut off all notifications, she felt great. She just goes to check if she felt like it, she'll answer, but she doesn't even have to...
So Mel Robbins talked about how the number one distraction is our phone. She said, "Turning off alerts, silencing your phone, stop checking emails every five minutes. It's time to get focused on your life. First, you must decide that distractions are not good. interruptions of any sort are the kiss of death for your productivity. Number two, then you must remove them"...
You can shut off notifications on your social media, your phone, or your email. Knowing that you can go back and check them when you can. She shared about her daughter in high school. Her daughter did the exact same thing our daughter did. She had to shut it off and she actually had to remove some apps from her phone, so that she wasn't drawn into the cycle of scrolling. We all get caught in that. I love to come on social media, I think it's a great tool to learn from and it's easy to get sucked in...
Alright! She also had a friend that used the rule to be emotional hoarding. (5-4-3-2-1) She made herself get up, she went into a section of the room and went through it really quickly, for five minutes. She took everything she wanted to donate, that she didn't need. And in that second (5-4-3-2-1) she placed it in a bag and got it out of her house.
And she said, "When she did that it caused her to get all the junk out, remove it and she felt amazing and not bogged down"... Therefore she was more productive in her day because she wasn't looking around at all the distractions. Like me, when I look at our home, I see so many little piles. So if I just took five or ten minutes a day, and go through a drawer, a cupboard, or a section, eventually in the next week or two, it will all be gone. How is your productivity in life and what's distracting you? Look around you, (5-4-3-2-1) take five or ten minutes, conquer it and then go about your day. Own your morning! I talk a lot about this, and the book, "The Miracle Morning" by Hal Elrod. He walks you through how to own your morning, and Mel Robbins talks about the same thing.
She said, "Taking control of your morning is a game-changer for productivity. The way I did it was create a morning routine"... What's interesting is, people who own their day, own their morning, who are productive and they have a routine in place, are the people that are getting all of their goals met. It's because they have things written out.
She said, "Here's how to master your routine. Number one, she gets up in the morning when her alarm goes off (5-4-3-2-1). Scientists have recently discovered that when you hit the snooze button, it has a negative impact on your brain function and productivity, which can last up to four hours. When you sleep, there's a cycle of ninety to a hundred and ten minutes to complete. And in about two hours before you wake up, the sleep cycle ends and your body starts to slowly prepare to wake up. When you hit the snooze button, the cortical region of your brain, which is a part of the brain's responsibility for making decisions, attention, alertness, and self-control, is still in sleep mode"...
So if you hit your snooze button, you go back to sleep. The part of your brain that helps you focus, stay productive or start moving, is still sleeping. And it takes a long time to wake up because you did not get up on your first instinct And I was like, "That's good. I needed a good reminder for that". We've actually been out of routine for three weeks now. Between our incredible friends staying with us, staying up too late, and then hosting an event. All of it has been incredible, be we have not stuck to our routine and therefore we've been getting up late. Isn't it funny how you let something slip for a little bit, and then you have to seriously say "I'm done! I've got to get back on track". Whether it's with your food, your work, or your sleep, it's a real thing.
So we are currently working on getting back on track, to where our morning used to be. It's a mindset and it's good books like this one, that makes me go, "Yes! I can't hit the snooze button. I can't stay up too late. I have dreams. I have goals. I have a routine that I like to do and I hate being behind". This book is indeed a good reminder...
She said, "It takes up to four hours for your sleep inertia condition to wear off if you hit the snooze button. That's why you feel so groggy when you get up and hit the snooze. It's not because you didn't get enough sleep, it's because you hit the snooze and it started your sleep cycle over and interrupted you"...
And now you have to work on getting your initial instinct back. So she walked to the bathroom and turned off her phone. This is something that I and my husband need to do. She kept her phone out of her room, so she was able to get up right away. She did all her morning thing. She brushed her teeth, focused on her day, and thought about what she was going to do. She got up, got dressed, and made her bed. She went to the kitchen and got a glass of coffee. She said, "Did you notice in my morning routine, there's something that I didn't do?"...
She did not check her email or her phone. My husband is telling me how I work my morning. I'm working on getting back on track, I'm not perfect, and I know what I need to do. I need to get my focus back. So she said, "As soon as I check my email, I lose my focus and my priorities are dead. So as I sit down with my coffee, I write down my one to two must-dos today"...
She then wrote down the things that had to be done before anything else. She had her list, she planned her day, and before she checked her phone. And then when she has her list of the things that are most important, she said, "Why is it important to plan and do the most important stuff first? Because a scientist, Dr. Ariela said, the first two to three hours of your day are the best hours for your brain to focus on the tasks and goals that advance your own personal and professional goals. Work expands to whatever time you give it"...
She also said there's a time frame where you need to cut it off because it'll never be done. Allow your brain to rest, and then get ready for the next day. She has her entire day planned out and she used the five-second rule throughout her entire day. To get up, make better choices, not check her phone, and get her morning routine done.
She named a whole bunch of people and she said, "Do you think that the people who are successful, sit in their bed for an extra hour in the morning, get up super late, scroll through social media mindlessly, or a rush to get out the door?"... People don't just fall into success or good habits. They don't just fall into losing weight. It is strategic, they are focused, they are productive, they have their morning planned, they get up and they do the things they have to do, regardless of how they feel.
Alright! Lastly, and take note of this, "Start before you're ready, don't prepare to begin"... This book is great, I highly recommend getting it. I just told everybody if you haven't gotten yourself, or anybody else in your family, a Christmas present, you're getting books this year. So I hope that encouraged you, helped you in any way, shape, or form. Continue to tune in, and if you pressed the share button, let me know. I'm going to be giving some books away later this afternoon on another live video. Some of you like to watch the live video, but you can always come back and watch the replay, they never disappear.
So if you want to watch the giveaways, I will be doing a live video at 2:30 Central time. Otherwise continue to tune into the page for different keto tips, tricks, and recipes, or go to ketomomsecrets.com. This is also the book for next month, "The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth". We'll start this at the beginning of next year.
Also, I do have a "Text" campaign and I've been sending text messages out. I'm won't be texting back and forth with you, this is the phone number, 507-204-9866 that you can text. The "Text" campaign is not meant for us to chat on. But it's meant for me to share with you, the different things that I think of throughout the day. I will text something down and I will share it with you.
You can text the word, "Inspiration" to that phone number (507-204-9866), and you're going to get an inspirational quote throughout the day. I've only been sending one text a day, I'm not going to bombard your phone. It's usually just a thought or encouraging you to drink your water. I really just want to encourage you by sending you a quick text message. But if you ever want to stop receiving messages, all you do is press "Stop".
I also use messenger, if you've got questions about your food, how to get started, what was that book about, or anything, just message me. My messenger or Instagram is where I like to actually answer your questions because I can leave you voice messages and we can chat back and forth. So if you're asking questions about health goals, where to get started, my Mom Fuel, the book I'm reading or why do I homeschool? Just message me on messenger and we'll chat... Alright! I hope you guys have an incredible day. We'll talk to you very soon this afternoon at 2:30 Central time. That's it, have a good day. We'll talk to you soon. Bye!
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