Our columnist Helen Williams of Helping Entrepreneurs Win (HEW) asks if you are happy with your current performance at work – and shares her top tips on how you can make it better.

The majority of us are operating way under our potential and rarely get to appreciate what we can really achieve when we put our minds to it.

A common finding is that a lot of us want to be able to do more and achieve more but never get around to making it happen.

As the famous quote from Albert Einstein states: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result”.

As the focus of HEW is to push boundaries, achieve more and ensure healthy, happy and fulfilled individuals and business owners, we want to ask you if you are happy with your current performance?

Are you happy with the outcomes of your current choices and levels of application?

Be honest with yourself.

It’s not about being unkind and hard on yourself but it is about self-critiquing your performance and levels of excellence that are ready and waiting to be tapped into.

Challenge Yourself

What can you do? What would you like to achieve?

A challenge by default helps you think differently.

It forces you to evaluate your current situation and work out how to construct something different into your usual routine.

Even the simplest of challenges can help kickstart new habits.

Whether this is food / movement / sleep / time management / structure related.

All positive new habits you form work like dominoes in your work and personal life.

If you find yourself saying or thinking the following

‘I wish I could ….’

Fill in the blanks for yourself (run, swim, walk, eat better, sleep more, stop smoking / drinking) then this is for you.

You can do it.

You are more than capable.

Yes, it may be uncomfortable or difficult at first but that’s because it’s new. Like bedding in a new pair of shoes or getting used to a new IT software programme in the office.

You firstly need to make the decision and commit.

Then the rest follows from here in the form of consistent action.

Personal challenges I have undertaken:

Half Marathon

10k

Yorkshire Three Peaks

Wild Camping Trip

West Highland Way

No Alcohol for 30 / 60 / 90 day stints

5k a Day

And leading up to the big one of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in September

Why do I do this?

Because it helps keep me fresh, stretched, I learn new things about myself, it keeps me stimulated and accountable. I feed my mind and body positively so that it helps me perform better in a business capacity.

And it’s fun when you beat your inner critic that tells you that you can’t do something, that sense of personal achievement is undeniably good for inner confidence!

What are you going to choose to do that will challenge you?

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