This course was created by Pete Mockaitis of How to Be Awesome at Your Job. We are pleased to offer this training in our library.
Skill Level Beginner
- [Narrator] This is an audio course. No need to watch, just listen. Welcome to the latest addition to LinkedIn learning. Podcasts. We've curated some of the best business podcasts and made them even easier to listen to. Each episode is split into sections. Use the links in the contents area to skip to whichever section you like. We're always looking for new ways to help you learn, and we'd appreciate your feedback. Thanks for listening. - [Man] We're going to dig into some insights associated with energy management which, I think, is so, so important. I feel it every day. But maybe to kick us off, could you share with us a story that really shows why this stuff matters and can make a world of difference? - [Molly] Well, you know, for, you know I wrote a book called "The Energy Clock," which you're referring to, and I wrote it because when I was an agent for almost 20 years I watched athletes and coaches - the best of the best - do what they did, and what the best did was they were really intentional about the way they manage their energy. Because their level of, sort of, energy, right? Their level of energy was integral to their ability to perform. And those two things went hand in hand, and the best athletes recognize that, they recognize that those two were tightly knit together. And I remember I had a minor league ballplayer who was a first round pick. He came out and - complete stud - and early in his career, he comes out and there's a lot of opportunities for appearances, autograph signings, endorsements, commercials, all kinds of stuff. And I remember, and he was young, and he was sort of beyond his years, in my opinion. And he looked at me and he said, "You know, Molly, I know this, right. If I go out and do what I know I can do as an athlete, this season, everything else will work out. Everything else will work out, right? Like if I go out and hit and do what I need to do in the field, and I stay healthy physically and mentally and I'm rested and I'm... Then everything else, all these opportunities will exist and maybe tenfold in a couple of years. So, I'm going to lock in on doing what I need to do to perform at my best." And he did. And, I think when I got into the business world more, specifically now, I... We run negotiation trainings and I speak, and write, and we consult with businesses. What I saw was, there's such a connection between the way that I saw the best athletes and coaches perform and the way in which they manage their energy, and the way we as business people can be equally as intentional about the way we manage our energy. So we too can perform in the work that we do at the highest level for us as individuals. And so that's the premise of the book and the reason that I think it's incredibly important for all of us, so that we can show up and lead. We can serve our customers and our clients better. We can solve problems better. We can't do any of those things if we're fried. - [Man] Mm-hmm. Yeah, well, completely agreed. And I love that story because it shows, right then and there: hey, I've made a decision. There's a lot of opportunities and you might call them distractions. A lot of places I could put my attention. But, if I put the attention toward the thing that truly matters, you know, being energized, alive, uninjured, performing well on the field, then that sort of unlocks everything. So, so I'm big into the 80/20 principle here. And, definitely, energy management falls neatly into the vital few, vastly important 20% of things.