The WAVE.co.nz (Wisdom And Vitality Everyday) are focusing on nurturing your PACE:
Patience – Action – Create – Energy
How many of these are your life PACE reality?
Overworking – Over thinking – Over drinking – Overeating –
Over shopping – Over browsing – Over giving to others.
Under sleeping – Under happy – Underwhelmed – Under-performing – Under caring for yourself.
Do you lack motivation & feel tired most of the time?
How does your energy affect others around you?
This week’s focus is the importance of managing energy and vitality as a leader in business and life. One thing is certain – when a leader is struggling with their energy, their own performance & productivity suffers & ripples throughout their connections.
How important is it for you to work in a positive working environment? What are you contributing to create that for you and your team? Teams thrive when there is encouragement for topping up energy as part of ways of working.
FACT for nurturing your PACE
As we emerge from a year of the pandemic – horizons have changed in our personal lives, business landscapes have changed – the world has changed.
Is rapid & varied. Homelife is changing. Customers’ needs are changing as trends move towards conscious consumption. Conscious leadership is an essential ingredient of any successful team & it’s never been more important for leaders to practice effective energy management.
HOW you contribute to your environment is as important as WHAT you contribute.
Why is Energy so important to our PACE?
Your energy can determine the success of a meeting, a workday, team vibe and overall results. You bring your energy to everything you do, which has positive or negative consequences & outcomes.
Experiencing energy and vitality helps you to:
- Be present & focused with everyone around you.
- Make timely and strong decisions.
- Engage in collaboration and healthy conflict
- Offer valuable contributions
- Support others around you
What you bring to any given situation can consciously or subconsciously influence the behaviour of others.
Energy management is an art and a habit.
- The art – knowing how to navigate the waves and find PACE– when to surf and when to foil.
- The habit of practice – willingness to wipe out (AKA fail) whilst learning and making it a shared practice in your team.
Leaders who are willing to spend time practising will create an environment where their team feels comfortable ‘wiping out’ & will eventually surf.
ENERGY and PACE
Your energy is experienced at many different touchpoints :
– Within team, peers and groups
– One to One interactions
– Around the work/home environment
– On the phone
– In the written word
Are you aware of how your energy impacts each touchpoint?
How consistent are you? Do you display positive energy for certain situations and catch yourself displaying negative energy for others?
The reality is that it is within your power to choose how you share your energy. You can build awareness of how other peoples energy affects you and adjust to retain yours.
Getting curious about how this is showing up can help you design actions to build your reserves.
5 steps to explore how to create ENERGY:
- SELF AWARENESS in nurturing your PACE
Nurturing your pace starts with you. Get honest by evaluating your own energy management.
Where you are spending or wasting energy?
How are you feeling most of the time – happy, frustrated, low?
How do you respond to others?
Are you generally positive or negative?
When do you have high energy or low energy?
Are you open to new ideas? Are you judgmental or generous in your responses? How easily do you let things go – or do you build resentment? How are you showing up at each of the energy touchpoints during your workday?
Evaluating your own style can create shifts of energy in yourself others.
- NOTICE The VIBE
Being aware and noticing where the energy givers and takers are around the work/home environments.
Take time to observe where these are.
Decide how to manage yourself.
Give some thought to what you might want to change to create a positive centre of productivity.
- INTERNAL CONSISTENCY
With your own spoken and written word. How consistent are you being?
This can help keep the focus on goals & values.
Your energy can generate momentum and integrity to help your team connect the WHY dots (we are doing this) to the HOW (we do this).
- CREATE SPACE for your PACE
Nurture your pace; Find time in your day to refuel your energy reserves. Permit yourself to serve your personal vitality. (Emotional & Physical Wellbeing)
Practice self-compassion – take a break – feel it, refuel and reset.
Pushing on is only going to result in burnout.
- COLLABORATE, ENGAGE & ENERGISE your tribe.
Empower your tribe. Let them create, succeed and make mistakes. These are learning opportunities. Work things out together (not for them). Stay curious and ask questions, create opportunities for them to innovate, listen to others and facilitate & guide them to see your bigger vision. Your tribe will create a connection when they know, you know – they’ve got this.
Share your findings. Show them (not telling) how you can create energy. Treating your tribe as your most valuable asset. Task them with looking out for ways to create energy boosts throughout the day, meetings or projects.
Simple ideas are often the best. Take breaks, create fun & laughter, get out in nature – keep the creative energy flowing.
Art and habit can be aligned to nurture your PACE. It starts with you as a leader. By modelling these behaviours, creating environments and good vibes – it will continue even when you are not there.
The WAVE.co.nz helps leaders transform the way people take care of their emotional and physical well-being to manage their energy in the workplace and still have some to take home. We help them move away from the NRG-takers and move towards the NRG-givers.
Remember, your energy is contagious!
Check out your PACE value on our calculator.
For a free consultation to discuss your PACE and 2021 book with Sarah or Christine below: