When was the last time you sat down and planned out your week? How about at least a day? 90% of people never plan their day; they are caught up in routines of “got to-do’s” instead of purposely living and running their business.
This also includes not taking time for themselves:
- Jump out of bed.
- Grab the phone.
- Make a coffee while watching the phone and start the work day.
What about you and your needs? I get it, many are motivated by what they do and want to crush it, but the reality is no one can sustain a high tempo forever.
Building a foundation of your needs makes everything else more manageable and more productive. Knowing you will absolutely spend the first one or two hours a day with yourself gives you the time to free up your mind from “got to-do’s” so you can reflect on what you really want today, this week, month or year.
Some will say, “that’s too much work,” yet think of the cost of not doing it: never reaching your peak potential, not knowing what is next, losing out on deals, revenue, and income, the toll the stress will take on your body, work productivity and relationships, and the list goes on.
Look, doing something for you is as simple as creating a habit that turns into a routine that turns into a lifestyle. Some of you do something every day no matter what; like me, I go to the gym regardless of what happens. I sometimes don’t even remember if I went or not because it is so automatic for me.
You may want to gain this time by cutting out social media, YouTube videos, and news; who needs news really unless your business depends on it? Most of it is negative and made for sensational headlines to gain viewers; it is not about news anymore.
What about limiting yourself to a certain amount of hours a day on your phone, laptop, PC, or in meetings? I heard you chuckle that you are too busy and can’t. Yes, you can, it’s just a simple decision, and once you decide, it happens.
Simply put: If you want to win, you may look at considering setting yourself up to create your own reality by dictating what you take in, get accustomed to and then adopt as reality. We really have the ability to create what we wish.
It may take a bit of time, but it all boils down to the certainty you have in the abilities to do so. Mantras and repeating words of affirmation do not work unless there is emotion involved. This means that if you do indeed use affirmations or mantras, there should be an emotion involved because the mind does not feel and the heart does not think; therefore they must be aligned in order to get the results.
There is so much more out there than we are all experiencing. I personally want to experience it all every day, what about you? Ready to make a change?
This is just one small example of how we take successful business owners from grinding every day in their business to a visionary leader who is on the cutting edge of their business. They continue by building an ecosystem that generates more revenue while the leader has delegated, empowered, joined forces with others and removed themselves from the day to day so they can focus on their passion projects and or scaling their business.
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Steady onward, upward!