You just need to “4-1-1,” or check in with four parts of your life briefly every morning: health and wellness, spirituality and experiences, finances, and contribution.
My mentor brought me the idea of the quadrants and this analogy: Think about yourself driving 80-miles-an-hour down the highway with two or three of your tires under-inflated and one tire that's over-inflated.
For entrepreneurs, which tire is over-inflated?
Business, the financial tire.
That's right. Now imagine someone swerves into your lane. You also swerve, and you go off the interstate into a ditch. What's the chance of an ER moment? What's the chance of death or disability in that scenario?
Conversely, you have all four tires on your car, pretty equally inflated, same scenario. You do the little jig with the car. Your chance of survival is better, right?
Yeah. You’re balanced, and so you have more control and can get back on track more quickly.
Correct, and that holds true in all scenarios.
Checking in daily doesn't take four hours. It doesn't take one hour. In your contribution bucket, it could simply be a ten-second text or five-minute call to offer someone social support, kudos, or gratitude. Little steps towards the goals you're seeking.