by Mandy Green, Busy Coach
Did you even know that you had a recruiting beast mode?
Well, you do.
I’m not talking about Marshawn Lynch, aka Beast Mode, formerly of the Seattle Seahawks.
You have several different modes. You’ve got that wake-up mode, wind down mode, warmup mode, you’ve got sleepwalking mode. Then you have beast mode, and it is in that mode when you just smash whatever it is that you are doing.
To maximize it, you need to identify your peak periods of productivity.
Do you know this about yourself:
What time of day are you better in meetings?
What time are you better on the phone talking to recruits?
When are you at your best returning emails?
What time of day are you better at getting your vital recruiting activities done?
There is a time of the day that you’re better physically.
When are you the most focused cognitively?
For me in the morning, my brain is just lit up like a Christmas tree and if I went to the gym it would be terrible because my brain just wants to go crush that creative thing that I’m working on. So I have to protect that period cause it’s a peak period for me.
If you were to put me in a meeting where I have to make a decision late in the afternoon, I’m not going to be as successful as if you had asked me earlier in the day.
You’ve got to identify when your beast modes are and adjust your schedule accordingly.
Most coaches aren’t using their time strategically enough.
Most coaches just show up with a long list of things you want to get done, put your head down and get to work.
You’re working hard, but not smart at all.
The key here is to figure out when you are at your cognitive and physical best, and then design your day accordingly.
Identify your peak periods of productivity and align them around your best bio rhythms and during that time work on your vital recruiting priorities.
When you create this alignment, you will get more recruiting work done than you typically would get done all week.