Two Habits that will Transform Your BusinessFeb 02, 2022
On today's blog, I am chatting all about two habits you can implement right away that will transform your business.
Why these habits are so important
If you haven't heard my story yet, let me tell you why these habits are so important. I started my first business in network marketing almost seven years ago and honestly, I built it all wrong. I was working every single second I had with two young babies. I am talking like 4:30 a.m. to midnight some days. While I did build a decent team, I was so burnt out. Nothing was bringing me joy. I wasn’t ready to give up on the entrepreneurship dream quite yet, so I created a challenge for myself.
The challenge started in January of 2020. I told myself and my family that I am challenging myself to pivot my business to what it is now, but I had to go all-in for one year. That means do everything I possibly can to make it work, and if it doesn’t, I stop.
Two habits that will transform your business
This is where two habits came in. Starting out the year I was already burnt out which you might be able to relate to, so I knew I needed to do things differently. There are two things I did:
1. Set intentional business hours
I know especially in the network marketing world you hear this a lot, but my question to you is, are you following it? Every single night I sit down and map out my day for the next day--down to the hour. When am I working? What am I working on?
How to time block your day
There are two ways you can do this. The first is to be very specific and schedule everything by time blocking it. For example, 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. workout, 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. write podcast, etc. The second way is to be more general. For example, block out 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. When you are getting started, I recommend being VERY specific. My mornings, which is usually my working time, looks something like this:
- Write podcast episode
- Check IG messages, etc.
I set a timer for each one of them and DO NOT let myself scroll or get distracted during that time. When I started this business pivot I only had about 60 to 90 minutes a day to work so this method HAD to be focused.
2. Set themed days
The concept of themed days helps keep things simple.
An example themed day might be Podcast Writing Day or Community Day. Community Day is where I follow up with all of my clients and engage in new communities. You might have a Content Writing Day or even what I call CEO Day, where you just get caught up. You can also make them personal. Saturdays in our house are usually what we call Declutter Day, which is a fancy way of saying cleaning but is something my girls relate to instead. Sundays are Planning Days, etc.
Keep it Simple. And Consistent.
The theory behind establishing these two habits was that I needed a way to keep my business simple. These are not fancy, but having blocked hours to work AND an easy-to-follow focus will help you scale and grow with intention.
One of my favorite quotes is, "Consistency trumps talent every time." You don’t need to be fancy; you need to be consistent. These two habits are easy ways to make sure you show up so that you can make your dream schedule come to life.
Take some time this week to think intentionally about your business hours. I can’t wait to hear how you implement this in your schedule.
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