Emotional Intelligence

Creating a Pre-Routine for Success

What’s your pre-routine?

If you lead, sell or manage, do you have a routine to be your best? How about when you speak to groups, lead a meeting, go on an interview, or make a critical phone call? Are you more likely to knock ’em dead, or to wish you were dead due to fear and embarrassment?

If great athletes in all sports use routines to get their minds and bodies maximally prepared for success, how come most of us don’t use routines to help us be more confident, courageous and relaxed?

Goal of a pre-routine

You can use a routine to get you in the exact right mindset and energy level for you to be your best in any specific situation. Whether you are leading an important meeting or speaking, going into a job interview or performance review, conducting a performance review or job interview, promoting an idea to your boss, peers or your team, or anytime you’re selling the product, developing a routine or process gives you control of your thoughts, emotions, actions and energy level. This will create much greater success and joy in any of and hopefully all the most important situations you have in your life.

Learning to Show Up . . . Ready! with rigorous preparation and having the thoughts and emotions that allow you to be at your best and the critical situations at work and in your most important situations personally, can help you be a better person, spouse, friend, leader or salesperson.

Here’s a Show-Up Ready Checklist for you to help you define a pre-routine.

  • Did you practice your routine, mentally, physically and emotionally?
  • Do you have a back-up plan of action post routine?
  • Was it reality-checked?
  • Does your focus include a win-win for you and others?
  • Are you practicing doing good for someone while doing well for you and your team?
  • What are the benefits?
  • Have you considered the risks?
  • Are you prepared for success?
  • Are you prepared if it is not the success you planned for?
  • Are you sure?

Take some time to think about what you’ve learned and briefly summarize that knowledge for yourself. And let me know what your routine is – thanks for sharing!

For questions about this post or for information on becoming a fearless leader, contact Dr. Cathy Greenberg and The Fearless Leader Group at (888) 320-1299 or by email at hello@fearlessequalsfreedom.com.

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