There are many different daily success habits that will help you succeed in life and business.
For now, let’s focus on 10 so you can achieve more over the next 30 days. Ideally, you'll focus on just one or a few habits at a time. That’s because most of us can only handle so much change at one time!
So, even though I'm going to cover 10 daily success habits over the next 10 days, I don't expect or encourage you to focus on all of these at once, which is why I’m sharing them 1 day at a time. But, also because, well, it really won’t work out very well for you.
I’m sharing these with you so you can work on them over time. I want you to boost your profits over the next 30 days. And, I want you to be set up for a lifetime of success and powerful habits. This list is part of that.
Each day, read that day’s success habit and determine if it is something you’re currently doing or could begin doing. If you think you could benefit from doing it, then jot it down either in your journal or on a post-it note or notepad. Over the course of the next 10 days, as you see each one, there will be one or two that really stand out to you. It’s pretty obvious that you’re not doing them and you can see how you will benefit from doing them. This is when you make the decision to replace what you’re doing now with that success habit.
Of course, on the 10th day I’ll offer you an option to download all 10 of them in a PDF so you can review and keep track of your progress…so stay tuned.
The whole point of these posts is to show you what you could be doing that will make you profit more and feel better in your business.
And now, let's begin with habit number one…
Daily Success Habit Number One – Plan Your Day Ahead of Time
This is an important habit because if you don't know what you’re supposed to be doing that day for your business, then you won't get a lot done. Or, if you do get some things done, then how do you know they’re the right things?
When you don't have a clear idea of what you're doing each day, you're just guessing. You're swimming in a deep sea of nothing. You’re walking a path in the dark without a flashlight.
Of course, you’re going to get a few things done, but it is impossible for you to be as productive and effective as you can be.
Successful people plan their days before they happen. They know what they will do tomorrow that will have a positive impact on the long term success of their business. Every evening, or first thing in the morning, they review the previous day’s activities, review their goals for that week/month/quarter/year, and then bullet point what needs to be done tomorrow to get closer to achieving their goal.
That’s what I do, and that I recommend you do as well. Make time in the evening to plan your next day. With pen and paper, make a list of the top things you must do and finish tomorrow. List them in order of importance with the top 3 being that which you will focus on. You may find that 6 items are your sweet spot. Or 4. Honestly, if you’re just starting out with this habit, you’ll have a LOT more than that on the list. That’s why I say to identify the top 3 things that MUST be done the next day. When those are done, you can move on to the next item on the list.
While you’re doing this you can note what resources you’re going to need, who you may need to speak with, who you should follow up with, etc. This will help you prioritize, too.
This is a good success habit because it gets your subconscious working at the best time – while you’re resting and recharging. A surprising benefit is that you may sleep better because there is less on your mind.
If you’re like many people, you end the day without having done anything directly related to being profitable. You shouldn't have to reach the end of the day and feel terrible because you got nothing done. That’s a terrible habit that can end right now.
If you wake up and get one very important thing done right away, you’ll be unstoppable. You will have gotten some momentum going with bigger “wins” at the start of the day. You’ll feel a boost in your confidence and you’ll be more enthusiastic about the rest of your task list.
This is why this one small change can dramatically improve your business – small actions add up to big accomplishments. When you complete your To Do list successfully, and your To Do list is perfectly in line with what you need for your business, then it makes sense that you would profit and succeed more.
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