Plan out your day the night before so that your brain is already taking action. When the brain believes you can achieve is a real – so by planning out your next day the night before you’re the brain has engaged and when you awake it is not up discussion , you jump in and take action.
Writing this down will re enforce this “command” even better? When we write things down we commit to ourselves – it is like setting up a contract with oneself. You are also over 70% more likely to remember it because you wrote it. Write it don’t text it to yourself or type in into your computer, actually write it down and make a schedule for the next day. Putting it in a planner is a great way to measure your progress, while making that goal for the following day.
Prioritize what you do! I was taught a great acronym that I will share with you IPA. Income Producing Activity – is what should be planned and executed first. Why? So that it gets done and if “life “gets in your way which it will the most important things for your business will get handled, and over time you will have the success you are seeking. That consistency in doing your “IPA’s” income producing activities will get you to the success you are seeking!
Produce make it happen, work towards your goals don’t make your goals to work!
Give yourself a result, an outcome, what do you want? You have to be very clear on what your business is and is it producing – this must be the top priority and over time and it really will not take long if you have a “routine” you will see measurable results. It’s consistency and persistence that achieves success always, so setting up the system to achieve that will make your business, your time, and you’re successful as well as balanced.
The ability to get distracted is understated and then adds to it the “chatter” that we cause in our minds to provide evidence of why we are not succeeding. By planning, and prioritizing you will be productive and have a balance in life. There are so many ways we are being “pulled” and so often when we work from home we let that “pull” direct our day. This is a recipe for failure in your business. IPA’s will get you excited and change your “state” as you continue to see more and more good things happening that affect your business in the way you want .
For a couple of weeks your plan out the night before Sunday thru Thursday nights plan your work schedule . . . record these plans by writing them down in your planner starting with first things first – planning your income producing activities for the first hour or two of your work day. Visually see what you are doing and record the results you are achieving by each activity. Make sure you record the amount of time you spend on the IPA’s – why? Because you can affect your growth or lack of . . . Moe IPA”s more results – less well there is the evidence however it is fact based and not based on emotions. This will keep you running an amazing work day and accomplishing the important things no matter what happens in the course of the rest of your day, business or not- makes sense, right?