These words kept reverberating from the stage as Ann Wilson reminded the audience at Financial Freedom University that Monday is coming. Her words were meant to remind the audience that after all is said and done, after the hype and energy in the room, we all need to find something that will keep the momentum and propel us into action.
If you are a churchgoer, after the worship and the sermon that makes you jump to the roof know that Monday is coming. In most seminars and workshops the ambience is great; speakers are most of the time on point about our challenges and we leave with hope and inspiration.
When Monday comes, what do you have up your sleeve to keep going? Without the support of the presenter, mentor or coach, what can you pull that will keep you upbeat?
If you are not alive to the fact that Monday is coming and that there will be only you to motivate and inspire you, then you will start saying that things taught at workshops and seminars don’t work.
Being alive to this fact means that you need to bring all your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual faculties onboard to keep motivated to push against all odds towards the achievement of your goals and dreams.
Here are a few suggestions to keep the momentum going when all people have gone, and Monday is upon you::
#1. Take copious notes: You must be super sharp if you believe that your mind will recall everything said in workshops, seminars, audios etc. Take notes and organise them for easy access and for future reference. Many people make the mistake of taking notes on loose sheets of paper with the end result that their notes are all over the place. If you are using the book, make sure that you have enough space to write. If you take pictures of slides as most people do and you are also writing your notes, find a way to integrate them in one place for easy retrieval.
#2. Frequently recap your notes: Frequently going through your notes creates a better understanding of what you have learned. You might have written something during the heat of the moment without giving much attention to it but on second reflection it would start to make sense. Recapping presents an opportunity to zoom in deeper in a relaxed environment.
#3. Implement low hanging fruits: Success is manifested through progress and if there is no progress frustration sets in. Progress is realised by identifying and implementing the low hanging fruits. There are so many tips and advice that come up in these events and you cannot implement them all at once. Sieve through your notes again and spot the actions that are quick and easy to implement. Success with the small ones gives hope and inspiration to go for bigger stuff.
#4. Attend the next event: Learning is continuous, and you need to keep the learning machine oiled. I spoke to a delegate at the same event and she said that she has been attending the same event for 4 years, however, the messaging is different, and it keeps her growing. Never think that one attendance to an event is enough and that you will be sorted for life. Stories change, examples are realigned, and attendees bring a different dynamic from which you can learn.
#5. Get a coach: A coach will help you to gain more clarity and help you put matters into perspective. It might seem overwhelming and without decluttering, many people fail to reap the benefits of what they learn. The coach will help you to take your goals, life or business from where it is to where you want it to be.
Tex Hlalele is a Personal Mastery, Leadership & Organisational Effectiveness Specialist. Book Tex for speaking engagements and to help you and your team gain insights and possibilities for individual learning and organizational advancement on +2764 656 6174 or visit http://www.dreamsmadepossible.co.za/contact.html. He is the author of the book, Face the person in the mirror.