ProWIN November Luncheon Synopsis: Choosing TEA in a Coffee World: Harnessing the Power of Time, Energy and Attention

Debby Stone gave an excellent presentation, Choosing TEA in a Coffee World: Harnessing the Power of Time, Energy and Attention.  She explained that coffee is a metaphor for how we live our lives; hard-driving and always on the go. However, when we drink tea we savor it and drink it slowly. It’s a point of connection.  TEA stands for Time, Energy and Attention.
TEA is a mindset shift that we can use for anything that we want to achieve. Unfortunately, we don’t always achieve our goals because something always gets in our way. Debby challenged us to set a goal for ourselves that we will achieve in the next 12 months.
  • Describe it to a friend, over tea, and outline how you’ll accomplish the goal.
  • Set a date for a year from now and share with your friend how you accomplished your goal.
  • Make it a priority. 
T stands for Time.

Block some time that you’ll dedicate to your work zone and establish a work buddy to whom you are accountable.

E stands for Energy.
You need to put in the right kind of energy, be in the right mindset,  and feel the power of full engagement.
There are 4 types of Energy, all of which are needed to be at your best:
·         Mental
·         Emotional
·         Spiritual
·         Physical
A stands for Attention.
If you aren’t present you aren’t likely to achieve your goal. Ask yourself:
·         What am I doing?
·         What am I thinking about?
·         What emotion and I experiencing?
·         What am I experiencing in my body? There are roadblocks that get in our way of TEA?
·         Everything to everybody syndrome
·         Gremlins
·         Request of others, master the art of saying no
·         Perfectionism: the enemy of done
It’s okay to celebrate our accomplishments!


~Synopsis compiled by Clare E. Stefan, Business Development Active Financial Group
Be sure to join us for our next luncheon in January. Neelam Sharma will talk about Keeping Yourself Energized, Healthy & Sane: Creative Self-Care for Your Best Year Yet!  Non-members are welcome – it is a wonderful way to learn about all the benefits of ProWIN.


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