In order to move forwards we need to let go of what no longer serves us. To scale our business it stands to reason we can’t continue being the same person. Doing the same things. If you want to step into your new power you must grow as an entrepreneur.
If you want different results do NOT do the same things over and over
In todays article I am encouraging you to harness new habits to move you forward in your business growth. This means being intentional with your time, asking yourself, “will doing this help me grow as a person and entrepreneur? Will it help me get a step closer to my goals?”
95% of everything you do is the result of habitAristotle
Every successful entrepreneur will have regular habits they follow each day, they will be so engrained into their life they almost don’t think about it.
Those that have worked with me before will know I believe in dreaming BIG but then breaking that goal down into tangible chunks. And this is where habits can come into play, by creating habits that will move you towards a goal in a small manageable daily way, will help your growth.
For example, you want to write a book, that’s your big goal but you never have the time. New habits could be waking up an hour earlier and writing for 1 hour no matter what.
Want to nurture relationships and increase your network? Commit to connecting with 5 people every day, interacting with stories or posts. Slot this into your calendar.
So how is it you can stop nurture positive habits that help your growth? Read on for advice on starting new habits. Or if you prefer you can click below to watch my YouTube video. ⬇️
1. Good and Bad Habits
Good habits are hard to form but easy to live with. Bad Habits are easy to form but hard to live with. All habits are learned and can be unlearned, in other words replace bad habits with a good habit. This is done through repetition. Some examples of daily habits are below, which ones do you do? Start compiling a list of your daily habits and analyse them, how do they impact your life?
- Brushing your teeth
- Your morning coffee
- Hitting that snooze button
- Browsing social media in bed every day
- Taking your dog for a walk
- Having a biscuit every time you have a hot drink
- Morning stretch
- Making your bed
- Leaving dirt dishes on the side / Putting dishes in the dishwasher
Q: What habits do you need to release, that no longer serve you for your growth?
2. Morning Routine
One of the new habits that you can commit to is having a morning routine. Now this doesn’t mean an hours hot yoga at 5am, unless of course you want to! Having a daily morning routine helps ensure you are energised and productive from the outset, it gives structure and sets your day off
Here are some habits that I fully recommend for growth in the morning before you even commence “work”.
- Getting up earlier at a set time each morning
- Practicing gratitude every morning (this negates negative emotions)
- Increasing your knowledge (listening to a business book or podcast, reading a book)
- Structuring your day so you are focused on what activities will grow your business, and ideally do this before anything else.
- Exercise (this can be anything that gets your body moving, for me its a morning stretch then a dog walk)
Q What will you create in your daily routine?
3. 21 Days To Break A Habit Or Make A Habit
I’m sure you’ve heard this before, its why most diet and exercise plans want you to commit to 21 days minimum before you see any change. Of course this is for simple habits, ones that can be integrated in our life.
So what can you commit to changing over the next 21 days? At the end of the 21 days analyse what is working, what habits you want to change.
By this, we mean simple habits such as getting up earlier at a specific hour, , listening to podcasts in your car, going to bed at a certain hour, planning every day in advance, starting with your most important tasks each day, or completing your tasks before you start something else.
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4. How to create a new habit
First, make a decision and commit to it. i.e not hitting the snooze button. No excuses, don’t let yourself off the hook, commit to this new routine, you wouldn’t find excuses not to brush your teeth would you? Include new habits into your schedule. Involve your family so they support you, you never know they might join in.
Try habit stacking, this is discussed in the book Atomic Habits by James Clear. Some examples are below but essentially by attaching a new habits to an existing habit it becomes easier to incorporate into your daily life.
- After I get out of bed I will stretch for 8 minutes
- After I have stretched I will have my shower
- After making my morning coffee I will journal
- After I journal I will clear my emails
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