When I talk to passionate business owners about how they handle low-energy periods in their businesses, they tell me that they do one of two things:
- They succumb to it by completely avoiding work, which feels powerless
- They resist it by pushing through, which creates a false sense of power (until it doesn’t)
Not surprisingly, both of these approaches create negative ripple effects for you, your business, your self-esteem, and your health.
Luckily, the Bare Minimum Method exists.
The Bare Minimum Method isn’t about white-knuckling your way through until exhaustion, but it’s not about giving up all of your power, either.
It’s about channeling calm ownership, authority, and power over your situation, no matter the circumstances.
During the upcoming free, live 5-day Bare Minimum Challenge, you’ll get hands-on experience using this process; then you’ll be able to whip it out on your own in the future.
Here’s the 4-step process:
1. Rate your current energy level
You’ll use a 1-10 scale to determine your current mental, emotional, and logistical energy level, no matter what’s currently impacting it—like your physical health, jet lag, an intense life circumstance, or a seasonal low-energy period.
2. Make your Bare Minimum Protocol
Using the 7 Bare Minimum Method questions, you’ll make an easy-to-follow action plan that matches your current energy level. You’ll make it crystal clear for yourself what’s actually going to get done in your business, and what you’ll intentionally dump, delegate, or delay.
3. Follow your Bare Minimum Protocol
Using the follow-through techniques that I’ll teach you, you’ll take action on your plan. You’ll do what you said you would, and enjoy the freedom and relaxation of purposefully not doing anything more.
4. Shift your emotions
As you follow your predetermined plan, your brain will try to convince you to do more. Instead of responding to this shame, guilt, fear, and anxiety like you normally would (by unhappily taking stressed-out action or procrastinating), you’ll learn to actively reduce your negative emotions and increase your positive, productive feelings—all while getting the true rest you’re craving.
Most people don’t come out of their low-energy periods feeling better about themselves and their businesses—but you will.
It all starts on October 31st with the 5-day Bare Minimum Challenge, when the ticker below runs out.
See you inside the challenge!
P.S. If you want to hear about the backstory behind the Bare Minimum Method, as well as more details about the live, virtual challenge, this bonus episode of the Half-Finished to Done Podcast is for you.