Question No. 3: What Are 2-3 New Disciplines to Put in Place That Will Generate the Biggest Results?
The people who attended Summit all had giant lists of ideas they want to implement in their businesses. But if you were there, you know we spent a few “working breaks” to help prioritize those ideas and eventually identify the two or three MOST IMPORTANT initiatives for their business.
Here’s why: Biting off more than you can chew is a huge mistake. It’s critical that you:
- Don’t overwhelm yourself
- Prove to yourself that you can actually do this!
Let’s talk about that second one just a bit more, because it’s extremely important.
What happens to your internal narrative when you try to start something, but you quit? You start telling yourself bad thoughts – that you’re a failure, a procrastinator, you suck at follow-through.
Don’t let this happen!
Instead, start tracking the YES and build momentum for yourself. “I said I was going to start doing Mega Open Houses and I’ve fully operationalized them!”
When you track those wins, you begin to reshape your identity.
“I get shit done.”
“I’m a doer.”
“I can do this!”
Give yourself a chance to get those victories and then recognize and celebrate them daily!
Question No. 4: Where Will My New Initiatives Fit in Without Disrupting My Existing Flow?
Let me know if you have ever made this mistake…
You learned a new approach to something, embraced it, implemented it, and got so wrapped up in the process, that you totally forgot to keep doing the things that got you where you were?
Yeah, don’t do that.
So if you need to continue doing all the things you’ve been doing while ADDING the new ideas you learned at Summit, how does that happen?
It won’t be easy. But it is possible.
For instance, there are 18 weekends left between now and the end of the year. I’m willing to bet that 5:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. on Saturday mornings aren’t currently being used as prime business hours. What if you made a commitment to get up and use those three hours every weekend for the rest of the year? That’s 54 hours you can spend working “on” your business that will reap huge rewards in 2020.
Are you willing to get up a little early for four months to radically transform your business? (I hope so.)
Question No. 5: How Can I Build Accountability into My New Initiatives?
Introducing new processes can be difficult. It requires repeated effort to create a habit and actually make them part of your routine.
Which means… You’ll be better off with someone in your corner holding you accountable.
Obviously, I’d love if you joined coaching and considered us your strategic accountability partner.
But there are other ways of building in accountability as well…
- Find a buddy you met at Summit who’s implementing some of the same things and hold each other accountable on a daily or weekly basis. A quick phone call or text first thing in the morning can do wonders.
- Share your goals with your family, friends and loved ones and involve them in the rewards when your new behaviors start to pay off… If you do this with ambitious kids, I guarantee they’ll hold you accountable.
- Write a check to an organization you’d never want to contribute to and give it to someone who has the authority to mail it if you don’t follow through.
Whatever you do, do something. Take action. Move forward. Even if you fail, you’ll learn so much.
When you find the answers to these questions, I promise you’ll become more productive and begin truly building your castle for the long term.
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