WARNING: You will need pen and paper to read this article! So before you sit down, prepare them, please.
When I ask business owners what their biggest challenge is, 8 out of 10 says: Time Management. And they say it without thinking.
They know it.
They also know how to do it better. They know all the tricks. They just cannot change.
Are you one of them?
Are you the one who is always busy but not effective? Who keeps forgetting what must be done?
Do you know what the reason is behind this? Habits. Bad habits.
And what is behind good time management? Habits. Good habits.
If you really want to change and give your business a chance to grow or keep feeding you at least, do one little thing now.
List all your habits that you have in relation with your work. Everything. Social media, television, post-its everywhere, chatting on the phone, distractions. I know you just nod your head now, but what if you really give a chance to it? What if you take that 5 minutes NOW and get a paper and a pencil. I wait. Go and get it.
So, you listed your bad habits that keep you away from your success. Now pick one. Only one. The one that annoys you the most! Let’s say it is that you get lost on your Facebook news feed too often. So, now find a solution. A good habit. For example, when you sit down to your computer, you close ALL your social media platforms. ALL of them. You can access your browser but not until you finished your excel sheet with the admin. Or whatever you must working on.
Apply this single one good habit every day.
Keep your list with the bad habits. And move on to the next one in one or two weeks time.
This is the only way that you will start it.
- Create good habits.
- Create a lifestyle.
- Decide how you want to live.
You can blame others. But if you look into your heart and you truly listen, you will admit that it is all up to you.
I am telling this with my best intention. Because I believe in you. I believe that you can do it.
Pick one bad habit now and change it. It will give a fantastic boost to your life and business.
Take care and let me know how it goes,