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Do you have a business power hour? Ooooh, you are going to want one after you listen to this.

Georgie Bryant and I talk about the benefits of having a Power Hour like increased productivity, doing a task you might be avoiding, and improving your time management or other skills.

We also brainstorm ideas to add to your Power Hour and talk through obstacles that might come up – you don’t have time, you don’t feel like doing it, or you go over the hour and you don’t get everything done.

I kept asking questions as I wondered what else someone listening might want to know. Be sure to listen to the end to find out a few of the things I’m going to include in my Power Hour.

Georgie Bryant is a life coach, project manager, and time management expert. She helps toddler mums cure their overwhelm permanently using her signature program, The Balanced Mum Method.

Georgie is certified through the Beautiful You Coaching Academy and The Life Coach School. She has worked as a coach for Sarah Jenks and as a contractor for The Life Coach School. She lives in Melbourne, Australia with her family, including her 5-year-old daughter and black cat, Pickles.

In this episode, I’ll show you how to:

  • Consider implementing a daily Power Hour to increase productivity and focus on important tasks.
  • Customize your Power Hour to include tasks that are important to you, such as checking in on courses or coaches you are working with, creating content, checking your KPIs, reviewing your goals, mindset work, practicing a skill you want to improve, etc.
  • Make a commitment to your Power Hour and stick to it, reframing tasks from “Am I going to do this?” to “When am I going to do this?”
  • Consider doing your Power Hour first thing in the morning for a productivity boost.
  • Use tools like Asana or MeisterTask to organize and prioritize tasks within your Power Hour.
  • Follow through on your Power Hour, even if you don’t feel like it that day, using rewards.
  • Enjoy the benefits of using a Power Hour.
  • Join the Balance Mum Method program for support as a toddler mum.

The key moments in this episode are:

02:19 – Guest Introduction,
08:15 – What is a Power Hour,
15:24 – Using a Time Audit,
18:15 – Benefits of Doing a Power Hour,
22:53 – Overcoming Obstacles,
24:25 – Delegating Overwhelm,
26:39 – The Pomodoro Technique
27:38 – Get On Board with an On-Ramp,
31:23 – The Time and Enjoyment Tracker,

 

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13 | Do You Have a Business Power Hour? Tips to Better Time Management Using a Power Hour With Georgie Bryant

[00:00:00] Tracy Hoth: Do you have a business power hour? Ooh, you are going to want one. After you listen to this, Georgie Bryant and I talk about the benefits of having a power hour, what to do in your power hour, obstacles that might come up, like you don’t have time, you don’t feel like it, you go over the hour and don’t get everything done.

[00:00:20] Tracy Hoth: And I kept asking questions because I was wondering what else might someone want to include. So make sure you listen towards the end. I figure out a few of the things that I’m going to include. Enjoy the interview with Georgie Bryant. Are you ready to work less, feel more organized and productive, streamline repetitive tasks, and implement systems that allow your coaching business to run smoothly even without you?

[00:00:47] Tracy Hoth: If so, you’re in the right place. Welcome to the Organized Coach Podcast, your go-to source for practical tips and solutions. I’m your host, Tracy Hoth, professional organizer, certified life coach, simplifying expert, and most of all, down-to-earth fellow coach just like you. No matter if you think you’re missing the organizing gene, have ADHD, or just love anything organizing, I’m here to help you become an organized coach with a business that works for you.

[00:01:17] Tracy Hoth: Pull up a seat and let’s get started. The Client Tracker is here. Have you heard? This Client Tracker is going to help you manage your clients. It’s going to help you give them the best experience and it’s going to help you feel confident and organized. I am teaching you in a mini course how I use it, how to customize it for yourself, and even how to set up an intake form and a testimonial form and feed it into your Client Tracker so that everything you need is included in one location with one click access.

[00:01:57] Tracy Hoth: You also can keep track of your leads here and even have questions to ask during your session. I’ll include the link in the show notes. Now enjoy this interview with Georgie Bryant as we talk about creating a power hour in your business. Here we go. I’m so excited to have Georgie Bryant with me today.

[00:02:17] Tracy Hoth: And we talked about a couple of things for you to talk about. Before we get into that, though, let’s have you tell everyone your name and what you do. And then

[00:02:28] Georgie Bryant: I’ll ask.

[00:02:28] Georgie Bryant: Yes, I will do. Thank you for having me, Tracy. I know we connected probably a couple of years ago in your membership and I taught a class in there and I’m still banging on about planning and time management and all the things that I know you love as well.

[00:02:41] Georgie Bryant: I’m happy to be here. I coach specifically toddler mums, so I help mums that don’t have newborns anymore and don’t have kids in school. I found there was a real gap of support for mums that have toddlers. I think when you have a newborn, you get a lot of help and support. And then when your kids go to [00:03:00] school, they’re gone a lot of the time.

[00:03:01] Georgie Bryant: But then the mums at home with the toddlers who are trying to either work part-time or be stay-at-home mums, I think we’re really struggling. So. I have a program called the Balance Mum Method and basically, I created that because mums kept coming to me with the same six issues again and again. And you can probably guess that they’re about things like overwhelm and yelling at their kids and trying to create a balanced schedule.

[00:03:26] Georgie Bryant: So that is what I do day to day and obviously trying to build my business alongside, um, all of that. So that’s, yeah, why I’m here.

[00:03:34] Tracy Hoth: That’s so true. You don’t think about, well, I don’t know, I guess I’ve not thought about it. But you think the transition of managing your time. After having a baby would be not something anybody teaches

[00:03:46] Georgie Bryant: you, right?

[00:03:47] Georgie Bryant: Exactly, exactly. And yeah, you usually have that time with the newborn, but then when you go back to work, you’re like… And I’m a mom for the first time and your schedule has totally transformed. And yeah, there’s not a lot of support in trying to work out how to manage both. And often workplaces, I think it’s getting better, but often workplaces are not as compassionate or have front of mind that you have, you know, have had a sleepless night or you have to rush off to pick up your child from childcare or something like that.

[00:04:15] Georgie Bryant: So I think it’s an important, yeah, important niche. Yeah.

[00:04:18] Tracy Hoth: Okay. Okay. So I’m always curious how you got into coaching. Yeah. How did you find it, did you find it first? Did you get certified right away or how do you, how did, what’s

[00:04:28] Georgie Bryant: your story? Yeah. Good question. So I worked with a life coach for the first time in 2014.

[00:04:34] Georgie Bryant: So it feels like a long time ago now. And I found coaching through Jess Lively, who’s someone I still follow to this day. And she interviewed someone on her blog back in the day. And um, I worked with that life coach. And I immediately, like I remember at that point, I changed jobs. I changed industries. I got a huge pay rise.

[00:04:56] Georgie Bryant: I like got my health in order and I was like, wow, just having someone keep me accountable made a huge difference. Um, and then after deliberating for a couple of years, I certified, um, in Australia in 2016, and then in 2020, I certified, did a second certification with the life coach school. So. Oh,

[00:05:14] Tracy Hoth: wow. Okay.

[00:05:15] Tracy Hoth: So you didn’t do the life coach school first. I thought maybe that came first.

[00:05:19] Georgie Bryant: No. So, um, life coach school was still in person. So I would have had to fly to America, spend a week and fly back. And at that point the cost of that was just too big. I probably should have done that before I had kids because now I realize, um, but yeah, it was still in person back then.

[00:05:37] Georgie Bryant: So I did a local. certification, which was awesome. And then, yeah, actually during COVID was when I finally did the life coach school. So

[00:05:45] Tracy Hoth: how fun. Okay. So what made you, and you don’t have to share this, but what made you, so you actually went and hired a coach. I did. Yes. Is that for time management too? Or was it a bunch of stuff or what drew you to that?

[00:05:58] Georgie Bryant: Um, I think it [00:06:00] was probably the career move stuff. So, um, yeah, I, in my career background, I used to work in publishing. I was just saying to you that I was a book editor. Um, and that industry was changing very rapidly and moving towards digital and online. And I was basically trying to stay relevant. Um, so I ended up jumping from working with books into, um, working with websites.

[00:06:23] Georgie Bryant: So that was. Kind of the, yeah, the reason I worked with a life coach was to help me find this new job, help me get the confidence to move industry and kind of not start again, but, you know, feel like you’re starting again in a new industry. Um, and yeah, that’s why I kind of hired one in the first place.

[00:06:40] Tracy Hoth: Nice. I’m always so curious. I love hearing people’s story. So one of the things that I did is just ask. Guests, what specific area did they want to help my audience create results in? And you said a daily power hour. And I thought to myself, Ooh, I want to have a daily power hour. And that’s one of the reasons I love doing interviews is because I get to put into practice what I learned and find out what I want to find out.

[00:07:08] Tracy Hoth: So tell me more about that.

[00:07:10] Georgie Bryant: Yes, 100%. So I started doing this just this year. Um, and I’ve just found it has helped me be so much more productive. And I think I was saying to you defer so much to my lower brain in terms of tasks that I was struggling with. So, as I said, I love planning. I love time management.

[00:07:28] Georgie Bryant: So I’ve. Um, I tried so many different systems and also, um, I tried like a weekly schedule. So like on Mondays I would do content Tuesdays, I would write a blog, whatever it was. And it just wasn’t working. Like I would just skip days or I would be like, nah, I don’t want to look at my finances on Thursdays.

[00:07:47] Georgie Bryant: That sounds boring. I’m not going to do it. I heard in your podcast, you were saying you also like to skip that as well. So I was doing that. And then I was following that original coach. And she was talking about how she has a daily marketing checklist where she, um, you know, make sure she posts on social media.

[00:08:07] Georgie Bryant: She does some SEO work. She does kind of repeat tasks. And I was like, Ooh, maybe like, I, I liked the idea of ticking things off. And I like the daily idea of it. I felt like doing it once a week was just too, like I had too many excuses doing it once a week. So that’s how it kind of came about. And. In my personal power hour, and obviously people can customize this to themselves, one of the things that’s really helped me is I actually put in like checking in on some of the courses or some of the coaches I’m working with because I found I was just.

[00:08:42] Georgie Bryant: over consuming the learning and the education and the freebies and all those things we talk about. And I work, um, I’m in a mastermind with Americans, so I’ll wake up in the morning and they’ve been talking all night while I’m sleeping and I’ll have like 30 voxer messages [00:09:00] and I would just kind of dive in immediately and then be thinking about my business or like not creating.

[00:09:06] Georgie Bryant: And now I actually have like in my power hour, I go in and check Voxer and like, look at My coaching things. So it was like limiting my education and actually making it a thing. I checked off instead of something. I just got lost all morning or all day. And then on the other side of that, because I obviously love.

[00:09:25] Georgie Bryant: The education part was the creation part. So I would often be like, I could post on social media, but it’s not a big deal if I don’t do it till tomorrow or that sort of thing. And actually like having the cadence of no, I’m going to go in and post every day something on my Instagram story or something on Pinterest.

[00:09:44] Georgie Bryant: It’s just totally made it a habit for me instead of doubting it every day or every week. I just go in and do it. So that has been hugely helpful. Um, and the other example I was going to mention is I know we were talking about having stories about what we’re good at and what we’re not good at, right? I always say like, I’m, I’m a good writer, I’m not a good designer, so I don’t see things in a very visual way.

[00:10:08] Georgie Bryant: So I don’t love Canva like everybody else does like I find it really helpful, but I don’t think I’m producing something amazing. But again, I go into Canva every day and I create something. And over the, like, over the year I’ve started to be like, Hey, I understand how Canva works and I’m getting better and I’m, you know, everything’s looking better.

[00:10:26] Georgie Bryant: So that’s been really good too. Oh,

[00:10:28] Tracy Hoth: that’s neat to see your skills improve. Yeah. As you’re doing this. Okay. I have a couple of thoughts. When I, I think it was 2019, I ran a mile every day for the whole year. It was non-negotiable for me. So I, the argument, like you say, or putting it off or I’ll do it tomorrow or whatever.

[00:10:49] Tracy Hoth: It just wasn’t there. I just had to do it. So I got up and ran a mile and I planned it, but it was like that commitment of this is what I’m going to do this year. No exceptions. So I think it’s like making the decision. But then the other thing that comes to my mind is what you just mentioned, like the things that you mentioned, in my mind, for sure take more than an hour.

[00:11:15] Tracy Hoth: So tell me more about, like, how do you go in and check Voxer, put, create something in Canva, do, like, post in social media, I’m like, oh my gosh, I can’t do all that in one hour. So how do you tell me what you would say to me?

[00:11:29] Georgie Bryant: regarding that? Yes. Yes. Good question. So the power hour is not the only thing I do in the day.

[00:11:35] Georgie Bryant: Right. So that’s actually when I execute on things like I’m going to. Create one post in Canva, or I’m going to post what I’ve created outside of my power hour during the power hour. So I might have, um, you know, it was Wednesday here yesterday, as we talked about, and I would have my power hour with all my things within that.

[00:11:57] Georgie Bryant: And I use Asana as I’m like picturing this, [00:12:00] um, so I would have all of my tasks within there and then I would have. Um, repurpose a blog post. So I’m repurposing a lot of blog posts at the moment. So I have that in there and I know that will take me probably about half an hour to repurpose. If I’m writing something new, it usually takes me about an hour and that’s ready to go.

[00:12:17] Georgie Bryant: So today in my power hour, I can go and share my blog post out on social media. So the power hour definitely has. Easier tasks within that. Okay. But I’m doing things outside of that to feed into the power hour if that makes

[00:12:32] Tracy Hoth: sense. Yes. Then my question is, okay, well, what if you just didn’t do that the day you were supposed to do it?

[00:12:37] Tracy Hoth: So then in your

[00:12:37] Georgie Bryant: power hour, what do you do? Share something else. So

[00:12:42] Tracy Hoth: no excuses. You’ll find

[00:12:44] Georgie Bryant: something. I went to share something else. Yeah. And I loved your point about, um, running a mile. It made me think of a quote by Laura Vanderkam. I don’t know if you. know her, but she’s a time management expert. Um, and she’s also a runner.

[00:12:56] Georgie Bryant: So she probably uses that example too, but I love, she says, rather than say, am I going to post on social media today? Or am I going to run today? You say, when am I going to post on social media and when am I going to run? So I guess that’s how I’ve. Reframed it like rather than am I going to follow through on this?

[00:13:16] Georgie Bryant: It’s like when am I doing my power hour? Yes.

[00:13:19] Tracy Hoth: Okay. That was a question. Like, do you do it at a certain set time each day? Do you move it around or how do you decide that?

[00:13:25] Georgie Bryant: Um, I think I’ve definitely moved it around depending if I have Meetings and client calls and things like that, but I like it so much that I do it first thing now.

[00:13:34] Georgie Bryant: Like, I’m really on the dopamine train of like ticking these things off. So, and as I said, I really like to go in and check in on my coaching mastermind and things like that. So it’s a fun thing to jump in and do that first thing in the day. Okay.

[00:13:49] Tracy Hoth: So you have a list of these in like the task called power hour and Asana.

[00:13:55] Tracy Hoth: Mm hmm. Yep. And you can add things to it or is it always the same? You check in on your coaching, you post something on social media. What are your other

[00:14:03] Georgie Bryant: ones? Um, jump into Canva and have a play. Okay. Um, yeah, I generally keep them the same, but if I need to, yeah, add something into the Power Hour, I can do that as well.

[00:14:14] Georgie Bryant:  I’m reviewing it at my… Friday hour done. I kind of, I still follow some Monday hour one principles. So I might look back and think I’m not doing this thing that’s in my power hour, or I’m not enjoying it and I don’t need to do it. So I’ll switch it out for something else. Nice.

[00:14:33] Tracy Hoth: Okay.so we kind of did, but anything else with what if they, what if you feel like you don’t have the time?

[00:14:40] Georgie Bryant: Yes. So I think experimenting with this is really good because it’s, it does get quicker and quicker like everything that we do. As we practice it, it tends to get faster and faster as we go.

[00:14:54] Georgie Bryant: One of the things I love doing with my clients and I do myself a couple of times a year,

[00:15:00] is also a time audit. I have a time tracker that I use and share, and if you actually jot down what you’re doing during the day, that’s when I would have found out like, I’m going into Voxer at 6am and not doing my self coaching or not sitting and enjoying coffee and reading or whatever it might be.

[00:15:24] Georgie Bryant: And actually, I want to move that to 9am when I’m starting work. So, um, I find a time audit is really useful to go through and actually see where your time is going. And that might even help identify some of the power hour things that you want to do, or find out where your, you know, time is getting sucked away.

[00:15:41] Georgie Bryant: So that’s always where I ask, um, where I ask people to start if they think they don’t have time.

[00:15:47] Tracy Hoth: To do an audit and see what’s really happening. Yeah. Yeah. So if you’re helping someone, what is the first thing you would have them do as they were developing their power hour? I

[00:15:58] Georgie Bryant: think the time audit would be a really good place to start.

[00:16:01] Georgie Bryant: So when I say that, it can sound a bit overwhelming or mechanical, like “audit,” like the tax man’s coming. This is hard.

[00:16:10] Tracy Hoth: This requires much effort.

[00:16:12] Georgie Bryant: Yes, exactly. Um, but I recommend people just do it for one day, right? So in this example, we’re looking at our work day. So we would just. Um, and go through and actually look at where the time is going.

[00:16:28] Georgie Bryant: My Time  Tracker that I share also has, I call it a time and enjoyment tracker, and it’s got like a traffic light system within it where you can kind of write how you felt about each task, and then it will color code them to be – I liked it, so it’s green. I don’t really like it, so it’s Amber or I hated it,

[00:16:46] Georgie Bryant: so I make it red. Yeah. That is super fun to go through and look at and be like, wow, I really hate being in Canva. That might be something I want to practice. Every day in my power hour so that I can learn to hate it less. If I need to keep it, right? Obviously, if it’s something you don’t need to keep, I can be like, I’m going to hire someone to do Canva because I hate it.

[00:17:06] Georgie Bryant: So that’s a decision that you would make. Um, so that would be a really good place to start. And I also love the way I get people to do time audits, especially mums is to say, I call it like a time capsule, right? Because you think when you’re in your day-to-day, you remember what you’re doing. And you think, “Oh yeah, it’s Thursday here.

[00:17:24] Georgie Bryant: It’s just the same as any other Thursday.” But when you actually note down what you’re doing, and I’ve done this with my daughter as well, like I’ll look back at a time order that I did two years ago. And I’m like, Oh my gosh, she used to nap twice a day. Wow.

[00:17:37] Tracy Hoth: I love that idea. Yeah. That sounds really special.

[00:17:41] Tracy Hoth: Like you’re creating something as a memory, not

[00:17:43] Georgie Bryant: like you have to do a time audit. Yeah. And I’m sure we’re all ambitious. So like, I hope one day I’ll look back and be like, how funny that I was in Canva when now I have this huge company that, you know, or even one day we’ll be like, what was [00:18:00] Canva? We now use something else, you know, it’s super fun to go back and look at that too.

[00:18:03] Tracy Hoth: Yes. Okay. So we kind of talked about this, but what have you seen in your executing this that has been beneficial? Like, what are the benefits or why should we do it? What, what are we going to get out

[00:18:16] Georgie Bryant: of it? Yeah. Great question. Great question. So personally, I think I mentioned like my skills have definitely increased in certain areas like Canva and I have just like, it’s like building a muscle, right?

[00:18:29] Georgie Bryant: So I’ve just built my muscle for posting on social media. Like. I’ve always posted on social media, but for so long, I’ve deferred it to the next day or I’ll just do it twice a week. And now it’s just become a habit, right? So even my partner, he was saying to me like, wow, you show your face on social media all the time now.

[00:18:50] Georgie Bryant: And I was like, Oh, do I? But I was thinking because I just show up every day and. Either post a little video or actually do an Instagram story or something like that. So I’ve definitely noticed that and from that I have connected more with clients as well who’ve been like, Oh, we see you, we rely on you.

[00:19:09] Georgie Bryant: We probably have people we follow who we rely on and when they’re not posting, we’re like, Oh, where are they? I haven’t seen them for a few days. I miss them. Yeah. Yeah. Our internet friends. Yeah, exactly. Yeah. So I’ve definitely seen those as benefits. Um, and just. Challenging myself in these things that I thought were very hard and feeling like I have deferred a lot of them to the lower brain.

[00:19:30] Georgie Bryant: So, like we always talk about when you’re brushing your teeth, you’re not really thinking about it. It’s not a big drama. I feel like a lot of the tasks that I’ve put in have become a bit more like brushing my teeth and can just be, yes, I’m saying that and I’m doing it. Even though six months ago I would see it and kind of groan and think, ugh.

[00:19:48] Georgie Bryant: Yeah.

[00:19:49] Tracy Hoth: I

[00:19:52] Tracy Hoth: really want to you and then to see how my body reacts. So when you said it could, it’s, I don’t know if you said it could be a challenge or it’s challenging and I thought. Oh, it’s a challenge for yourself. I thought, I think you said, and all of a sudden my body was like, Ooh, like, I like a challenge. Like, that’s kind of why I ran the mile every day.

[00:20:10] Tracy Hoth: Cause I heard someone say that and I thought, Oh, I want to see, I’m going to do that. You know, like then I could feel that in me like, Oh, that would be fun. The other thing. That I felt like this compassion because when you were saying that you get your clients to do this time audit and then you look through it and then together you guys would decide or you know, you would pull out of her what she wants to do.

[00:20:35] Tracy Hoth: It’s just so fun to have someone walk alongside you as you do that. I mean, we could do it by ourselves, obviously. Yes. But maybe we don’t. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. And having someone there who’s done it a hundred times with clients just feels so good. It makes it

[00:20:52] Georgie Bryant: fun.  It really is fun. And, I don’t know something about color coding spreadsheets also sits nicely with me, [00:21:00] but it is really nice to do it together.

[00:21:01] Georgie Bryant: And I think, you know, we often make sweeping statements like. I just don’t have the time. Like, you know, you would be coaching people and noting down their thoughts and we’ve all had the same thoughts. And it’s like, I’m, I’m totally overwhelmed. I have no time. And then as we talk about, like, what is the data?

[00:21:17] Georgie Bryant: Like, let’s actually have a look and see what’s taking a long time or see what’s You know, turns up red in your spreadsheet that you really hate doing often we can delegate it, but you can imagine with mums. I often see red come up in like bath time and bedtime where they’re tired at the end of the day.

[00:21:34] Georgie Bryant: They’re struggling. They’re raising their voice with their kids and it’s like, well, we probably can’t completely delegate that. Maybe we could ask our partner to do it 2 or 3 times a week and we do the other ones or we do it together. But it’s like, how can we make it a more enjoyable experience? And I’ve definitely related that to the power hour as well.

[00:21:53] Georgie Bryant: I’m talking like I’m perfect, but I’m not. A couple of days ago, I was like, I don’t really feel like doing this today. PMS was coming and I was like, I’m not, I’m feeling quite tired and I’m not really into this. I was like, okay, what could be my reward at the end of doing the power hour today? Because our brains obviously like little rewards.

[00:22:12] Georgie Bryant: I mean, it sounds very small, but I was like, at the end of this power hour, I’m going to do a little stretch, a little YouTube video. I love to do little office stretches in the middle of the day. And I was like, and I have a raspberry lemonade kombucha in the fridge. And I’m like, I’m going to drink that out of a fancy glass at like 1130 in the morning.

[00:22:32] Georgie Bryant: And it really did make me feel like, Oh, I’m so refreshed and so proud of myself for having done the power hour. So that’s a really good way to, you know, incentivize yourself to do it as well. Well, I love

[00:22:42] Tracy Hoth: that you brought that up because I was thinking, what are some obstacles that come up? So you don’t feel like it, obviously one that I think of is it, it takes longer than an hour.

[00:22:52] Tracy Hoth: So what do you do when that happens? Well,

[00:22:54] Georgie Bryant: I think that’s where you might move it out to your other tasks. So if it is. Taking over an hour, you might be like, you know, I can’t write a blog post or I can’t write a social media post in the power hour, but I can post it. So it’s breaking down those tasks into, you know, small incremental steps.

[00:23:11] Georgie Bryant: And you might be like, okay, Monday afternoon I need to write my content, but when that’s ready, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, in my power hour, I can post something.

[00:23:21] Tracy Hoth: Okay. Are there any other obstacles you notice people have? Just

[00:23:25] Georgie Bryant: that trying to be a perfectionist about it. Um, even with that Was that what I was doing?

[00:23:32] Georgie Bryant: It has to

[00:23:33] Tracy Hoth: be perfect one hour with

[00:23:34] Georgie Bryant: a checklist that’s all checked off. Yes, exactly, exactly. I think when I originally heard the concept with that daily marketing checklist from another, um, coach, she had said, like, even if you do it two to three times a week, right, it’s going to be really worth it. Um, and it’s still going to build that muscle.

[00:23:53] Georgie Bryant: And for me, like some days I’ll have a day full of calls and I’ll like, I like it so much that I really want to do [00:24:00] the power hour. So I’ll usually try and fit it in somewhere. But if you know, my daughter was sick or I couldn’t get to do it, I would just have to be like, okay, I’m doing it four times this week.

[00:24:09] Georgie Bryant: And that’s totally fine.

[00:24:11] Tracy Hoth: This makes me think. Because you work with mums, and I have to, did I say mums, or moms? You did.

[00:24:18] Georgie Bryant: Your Australian accent is coming along perfectly.

[00:24:22] Tracy Hoth: That they, do you also help them have a power hour in their

[00:24:25] Georgie Bryant: house? I haven’t actually done that yet, but I think that’s a great idea. A similar, I guess it’s a similar concept I apply with mums, and I say it very Australian mums, is I get them to delegate overwhelm to a power hour.

[00:24:39] Georgie Bryant: So that’s something I’ve done for quite a few years where if they’re, you know, finding they’re overwhelmed all day, if they’re finding, you know, work’s a struggle or being with their toddler is a struggle, I ask them to experiment with. Delegating their overwhelm to a later time of the day when they’ve actually scheduled their overwhelm.

[00:24:57] Georgie Bryant: I say write it down so you don’t forget what you were overwhelmed about. Cause they worry like, what am I going to, you know, what if I forget, right? Write it down. And then at 5 PM, you can have your overwhelm hour. And I’ll often say hour and then they’ll get there and they’ll be like, Hmm, I didn’t need an hour.

[00:25:14] Georgie Bryant: I only needed like two minutes because when I looked at all the things that my brain was making a huge deal at 10 a. m. this morning, it was no longer a big deal. So that’s a really fun exercise. And I actually, I never come to that exercise with expectations for people. I’m often like, you know, this mom does sound overwhelmed.

[00:25:30] Georgie Bryant: Maybe she’s going to need the hour, but she always says like, No, I didn’t.

[00:25:35] Tracy Hoth: Yeah. That’s great. What a great idea. Yeah. I was thinking of the, I mean, I don’t know that you’d have an hour if you’re working full time. I don’t know if you would want to give a whole hour, but a power 15 minutes. I love doing that.

[00:25:49] Tracy Hoth: Just, just sweeping through my house and cleaning it up and straightening the pillows and blankets and clearing the counter or whatever needs to be done.

[00:25:55] Georgie Bryant: Yeah. It can make a big difference to how

[00:25:57] Tracy Hoth: you feel. I think so now I’m just so excited to go. Figure out what I want to put my power hour, like, what if I did that in my office?

[00:26:04] Tracy Hoth: Like, I swept off the desk. That would be the first thing. Swept it, like, cleaned it

[00:26:09] Georgie Bryant: up, tidied it up. Yeah.

[00:26:12] Tracy Hoth: How fun to brainstorm what things would be, would be good, but we’d all have something different. And then testing. I always think it takes testing.

[00:26:20] Georgie Bryant: Exactly, exactly. And yeah, as I said, for me, one of the big things I was, was a time suck for me was like the education piece.

[00:26:27] Georgie Bryant: And I know. Lots of coaches who love to learn who, you know, love to get lost in that and just, you know, giving myself almost a little treat of it every day without losing myself in it, but that’s been really fun too. Yeah.

[00:26:42] Tracy Hoth: Yes. That’s the key. Do you set an alarm or anything for the hour?

[00:26:47] Georgie Bryant: No, I do, uh, probably again, when I’m struggling with it, I do like the Pomodoro timer sometimes if I’m really a bit scattered and not focusing.

[00:26:56] Georgie Bryant: And that’s fun because you can do the 25-minute Pomodoro [00:27:00] and then a five minute break. Again, if you’re not feeling super motivated, you don’t have to go for the whole hour. You can. Do the 25, have a five minute break and then do another 25. Yeah. I don’t set a, an alarm or anything, but sometimes if I’m feeling scattered, I do turn to the Homo Focus, which I think is the name of it online.

[00:27:16] Tracy Hoth: I’ll include a link to that because if people aren’t familiar with what that is, I have a little write-up on that too. Anything else like, first, what’s one action? So if someone’s listening to this, what would you recommend that they do?

[00:27:29] Georgie Bryant: Yeah, great question. Another concept that I share with my clients, um, which I got from Karen Norden, who’s a coach, uh, is something called an on-ramp.

[00:27:38] Georgie Bryant: The way that she talks about it is when you’re obviously entering a freeway or a highway, you go from a regular street on an on-ramp and then onto the highway. And she actually says that as you’re not just like sitting in your driveway and you turn the car on and then suddenly you’re on a highway.

[00:27:54] Georgie Bryant: It’s like, you kind of got to warm up to driving. You got to get your speed up and then you can join. Um, and I love that as a visual and I can imagine, you know, I listened to podcasts and then I get super excited and I’m like, I’m going to do it. And then I listened to another podcast tomorrow and then I forget what I listened to the day before.

[00:28:10] Georgie Bryant: So in this example, I think it would be good to just choose your own on-ramp, right? So you might be like, I want to sit down and brainstorm what I’d put in my power hour. Or I want to do the time audit for a day and kind of have a look at where my time’s going. Or I want to try and do it once a week.

[00:28:26] Georgie Bryant: That would be a really good place to start too. Um, and you would know yourself, as I was saying before, for me, once a week could create a lot of excuses in trying to do things. You know, if you’re like a Monday power hour would feel really great, or a Friday afternoon power hour would feel really great. I think that’s a good on-ramp into this concept and then you can build it up.

[00:28:46] Georgie Bryant: From there. I love that idea.

[00:28:48] Tracy Hoth: And going back, I’m still thinking that people are sitting there and they’re, they’re ready to brainstorm. They’re excited about the concept. They want to experience the benefits. Have you found any particular things? If we were brainstorming a list of ideas, what would some of them be?

[00:29:04] Tracy Hoth: So I know you had said anything that they want to improve their skill on or do more frequently than they’re doing right now. So that would be posting on social media or like, or limiting the time of something like your education or checking in on Voxer or even a Facebook group or whatever. Anything

[00:29:22] Georgie Bryant: else?

[00:29:22] Georgie Bryant: Yeah, I think if they’ve got a particular goal, it could be good to check in on that goal every day. I’ve had a lot of coaching myself and I coach mums a lot as well about, Forgetting what our goal is. Oh, no, I never have

[00:29:35] Tracy Hoth: that

[00:29:35] Georgie Bryant: problem. So even as a coach, it could be like, did I want five one on one clients or did I want eight one, you know, when I’m feeling ambitious, it’s eight, when I’m not, it’s five or whatever it might be.

[00:29:47] Georgie Bryant: And I think checking in on that goal every day, and I haven’t implemented this, but I know a lot of people have like a metric spreadsheet or something like that, where they might go in and be like. How many consults have I got this week or how many [00:30:00] Instagram followers or whatever kind of metric you’re tracking, that can be a really good, good way to kind of front up to the numbers and front up to your goal and keep it at the top of mind in your power hour every day.

[00:30:11] Tracy Hoth: That’s so good. I’m glad I kept asking because that is exactly what I would want to do. So anything else, maybe there’s the goals part is so good. And for me, my faith is important and I’ve been submitting my business to the Lord. So for me, even starting my power hour with a prayer would be like that just got me excited and then reviewing my

[00:30:33] Georgie Bryant: goals.

[00:30:34] Georgie Bryant: Yes. Yeah. That’s great. So actually the first thing on my power hour is mindset work of some kind. Okay. And I’m, I’m pretty flexible with that. I’ve usually coached myself already by that point because I Do that first thing in the morning when I’m not lost in Voxer. I do make time for coffee and self-coaching, but I always have something around mindset and whether that’s checking in from a processing emotions perspective, like how am I feeling in my body or my mindset really wants to light a candle today and

[00:31:05] Georgie Bryant: sometimes I spray the room with like a nice spray to kind of clear the energy, that sort of thing. Yeah. Starting that day on a positive note, whatever mindset kind of means to me that day, I’ll check in with that too. So yeah, I love that idea for you.

[00:31:17] Tracy Hoth: Love it. Okay. Anything else you want people to know?

[00:31:20] Tracy Hoth: Can they download your time and enjoyment tracker?

[00:31:23] Georgie Bryant: Yes. So I’ll share the link, um, to download that. As I said, it’s, um, a Google sheet. And I just guide you through how to do it. But as I said, I love that traffic light system where you just note down what you’re doing throughout the day. You can just leave it open on your desktop while you’re working.

[00:31:37] Georgie Bryant: And then immediately you’ll know, yes, this was a task that felt like a two out of 10 and it’s gone red. Or this was a task that feels nine out of 10 and it’s gone green. And then you’ll be able to kind of work out from there. What do you want to put in your power hour? What do you want to delegate? And as I said, I love that time capsule concept where it’s not going to feel like that right away, but you’re going to look at it in 12 months or two years and be like, Oh, that’s what I was doing back then.

[00:32:01] Tracy Hoth: Yes. I need to remember the time capsule part. Do you keep it somewhere? Like, do you keep it in the certain journal or where do you keep that? I have it on

[00:32:10] Georgie Bryant: Google Drive. Sorry. Drive. Yeah. Yeah. As I said, I probably do it a couple of times a year and I just have now I have just duplicate the tab within. The same spreadsheet.

[00:32:20] Georgie Bryant: So it’s really fun and easy to go in and have a look back and be like, Oh my gosh, two years ago. Yeah, this was happening. Oh, I

[00:32:26] Tracy Hoth: love that. I do a time tracker and I just finished the creation of my Client Tracker. It’s probably been published by the time this episode comes out. I love it, I use Google Drive and I love the tabs at the bottom.

[00:32:39] Tracy Hoth: And so that is such a good idea. So good. Okay. We’ll include the link to that. How can people get in touch with you?

[00:32:45] Georgie Bryant: Yeah. So I’m mostly on Instagram as I’ve probably mentioned a few times. You can’t find me on Canva, but I’m on Instagram at @GeorgieBryantCoaching. There I talk a lot about time management and I do talk about mom [00:33:00] related issues as well.

[00:33:01] Georgie Bryant: There is a lot of planning stuff in there as well. And then my website is wherethelightplays.com. And I. I still blog over there because it’s in my weekly schedule. So I still share a lot of, a lot of tips in there as well.

[00:33:15] Tracy Hoth: And we’ll include the link to all of that. It was so good. I’m so motivated.

[00:33:19] Tracy Hoth: I need to get off this interview right now and do this

[00:33:22] Georgie Bryant: and put it in my, in my plan. Thank you

[00:33:26] Tracy Hoth: so much for being here.

[00:33:28] Georgie Bryant: My pleasure. Thank you, Tracy.

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