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A Leader's million-dollar asset

In my coaching career of 20 years, I have done numerous shadow coaching for executives and CEOs of organizations globally. I have seen how quickly they transition from one task to another.

Let me give you a typical day for these CEOs. Most work 14- to 16-hour days, feel perpetually exhausted, and find it difficult to fully engage with their family in the evenings, which leaves them feeling guilty and dissatisfied. Instead of grabbing a bite to eat on the run or working at their desk, they often sleep poorly, make no time to exercise, and seldom eat healthy meals.

All of this leaves leaders burnout, which costs both the organization and the employee.

I teach leaders to optimize themselves by managing their energy, not their time. One of the ways is to practice the 5-minute programming technique.

The 5-minute Programing :

How do you spend the last 5 minutes of your day? If like most people you spend the last 5 minutes of your day complaining, reading the news, reviewing all the things you don’t like, talking and thinking about people you don’t get along with, and who wronged you and who was mean to you and how terrible your life is, then you are programming your subconscious mind to marinate on these thoughts in the next 6–8 hours of sleep.

And then you wake up the following morning with a heavy head, feel low energy, and go to work feeling irritated. Then you have issues connecting with people, you pull through work, and life seems to create roadblocks in your path and prevent you from succeeding in life or realizing your potential.

So, you want to be extra careful of how you program your subconscious mind. The function of your subconscious mind is to store and retrieve data. Its job is to ensure that you respond exactly the way you are programmed.

All your habits of thinking and acting are stored in your subconscious mind. It has memorized all your comfort zones and it works to keep you in them. What instruction you place into your subconscious mind before you sleep is highly dependent on what you do 5 minutes before you sleep.

The more in tune with your subconscious you become, the closer you will be to breaking through to success.

Starting tonight and every night for the rest of your life, practice the 5-minute programming technique.

Five minutes before you go off to sleep, begin to program your subconscious mind. Your subconscious mind is relaxed and does deep work when you are asleep. Take an empowering thought and give your subconscious mind to work on it. When you wake up in the morning, repeat that same empowering thought and you will start your day in high spirits.

Leaders need no productivity tools and hack to dictate their day. What you need is to know how to use the tools you have within you to get you to perform at your best.

Hope this helps in your journey to success.

Your mentor + Friend

Payal Nanjiani


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