This week, I tried something new. My very first official ‘Facebook Live’ video – ‘Slow Down to Go Fast’.
“Say yes and you’ll figure it out afterwards.” – Tina Fey
Putting myself out there on live video on the interweb like this isn’t a natural thing for this introvert to do! But – as a coach, establishing rapport is a big part of my relationship with clients. And, one of the best ways for people to get a feel for me and my style is by seeing me in action.
So today, here’s the first in my Facebook Live series… I hope you find it helpful.
You know me, I’m all about finding tools and frameworks to help people make changing their diet and lifestyle changes more acheiveable. It’s why I chose slow down to go fast as the subject for my first video.
The idea behind slow down to go fast is not a new one. Circa 44BC, Emperor Augustus is credited with the concept of Festina lente, (Latin for make haste, slowly). It’s been around for a fair while!
The phrase relates to the somewhat counter-intuitive notion that stopping or slowing down at the beginning of a process to consider what – and, importantly how – you plan to accomplish your goals, will enable you to go much faster in the end. Ultimately, by implementing this simple step, you are likely to be far more successful, and in the same amount of time, too
In this video, I talk about how this relates to a healing protocol. Essentially, if tasks are overly rushed, mistakes are made and good long-term results will not be achieved.
The video is just under 12 minutes in length. I’d love you to watch it and let me know what you think…
Resources referenced in the video:
- Food and Mood Journal
- Julia Cameron’s Morning Pages from The Artist’s Way
- The importance of creating a Morning Ritual
- Slowing down with Legs Up the Wall pose
- The S.T.O.P. mnemonic
- The Paleo Mom’s Is Breakfast the Most Important Meal of the Day post