What get’s you out of bed at 6:00am? Is there something that you are not willing to sacrifice no matter what the cost? What is your anchor?
For me it is bicycling. Even on a winter morning I am still motivated to crawl out of bed, jump on my bike, embrace the cold air, and hit the mountain trails. Cycling has been my anchor for many years. It is such a passion in my life that I even found a way to incorporate it in my personal branding business. After all, people identify me by my cycling so it is a critical component of my own personal brand.
In his book, Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt into Fuel for Brilliance, entrepreneur Jonathan Fields says that a certainty anchor is a practice or process that adds something known and reliable to your life when you may otherwise feel you are spinning out of control. I know that the moment I feel stressed or out of control, my regular bike rides bring back the sense of stability and sanity that I need in my life. I almost feel like I cannot be myself if I remove my ‘cycling ritual.’ [Read more...]