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Finding Your “Sweetspot” and Staying There

Recently, Petra Coach presented a webinar, “Sweetspot: How to Spend More Time Doing What You Love, Are Great At, and Adds Most Value” with Andy Clayton.

If you’re a business leader, you need to see this.

You can find the full recording here.

To augment the recording, we noted takeaways and tips from the presentation. Download your own PDF of the Sweetspot worksheet HERE. Click HERE to purchase your copy of Andy’s book, “Sweetspot: How to Spend More Time Doing What You Love, Are Great At, and Adds Most Value”

By Kristin McLane – The Vivid Ink Company

 

Top Takeaways

The Sweet Spot: Things that you are good at, enjoy doing, give you energy and are of high value

Once you identify things in your Sweet Spot, then you need to identify things you are doing in addition that aren’t as valuable or are draining, and then itemize that.

  • Think of the top 5 things that do not sit in your Sweet Spot, then decide how they can be reduced or eliminated
  • Also think about the things that you are not good at, not just that you don’t like

All items are then broken down into 4 areas (see below). You want to spend the most time in your Sweet Spot.

  • Distraction
  • Disaster
  • Drain
  • Sweet Spot

 

“The best way to motivate someone is to take away things that de-motivate them” Jim Collins

Don’t motivate, declutter

S.O.D.A.

S – Stop, what can be completely gotten rid of

O – Outsource, finding a third party source

D – Delegate, finding someone else on the team to hand stuff over to

A – Automate, software to automate tasks that you do manually

 

Next Steps:

  • Determine those items and then how you will eliminate or reduce them
  • Write down the actions you are going to take to be able to spend more time in your sweet spot
  • Define how you are going to use the time you’ve saved by spending time in your sweet spot

It is important to share these with the rest of the team. A task that you don’t enjoy doing is something that another team member may have as their sweet spot item and that task could be taken on by them.

 

Like what you hear? Register for Andy Clayton’s workshop where he will take a deeper dive into the Sweetspot exercise and how to introduce it to your team.