Episode 4: How To Create Optimal Capacity

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About 60% of North Americans feel that they do not have enough time in their day to get everything done, and 75% feel stressed every day at work. Can you relate?

What is capacity? Optimal capacity? Above or below capacity? Where are you on the burnout to boredom continuum? In this episode, I introduce you to the seven elements of capacity, teach you how to create optimal capacity by using the Capacity Pyramid and share the 3 P's to help you reach optimal capacity.

Highlights of Today’s Episode:
● 02:00 Definition of Capacity: Balancing action with rest
● 02:48 High achievers find it difficult or impossible to slow down and face burnout
● 03:26 Optimal capacity level lets you get everything done with energy to spare
● 03:46 Optimal Capacity: Ability to get stuff done without losing your mind
● 04:26 Work/life balance doesn’t truly exist; it’s an illusion
● 05:30 Most people are operating at above (burnout) or below (bored) capacity
● 07:59 Build up your capacity by following 7 elements of the Capacity Pyramid:
○ Base Level: Worthiness, psychological well being, relational vitality, physical self-care
○ Second Level: Personal growth, environmental management
○ Third Level: Self mastery
● 10:45 Where are you? Which level?
● 11:00 Foundational pieces need to be strong or your pyramid will collapse
● 11:39 Where are you the weakest? What are you focusing on? Make the biggest impact
● 13:17 Threepeats: Ditch perfection, prioritize your priorities, permission to rejuvenate

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Lisa Martin
Flourish Success Path

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Lisa Martin, PCC

About Lisa Martin, PCC

I help high achievers – people like you – Lead + Live Better™. I support new and seasoned leaders to gain the clarity and confidence to work more effectively and have more impact. And I equip organizations with leadership development programs which cultivate amazing leaders at every level.

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