I’ve really been enjoying reading Tom Peters’ ‘The Excellence Dividend’. I’m only a few chapters in, but I can tell this is going to be one of my favorite books in recent memory.
This popped up early in the book and it made me think of a productivity hack that I’ve been following for years…I’ll share the quote and then go over why I think following this can change your life!
Simple right? You’d be blown away at how writing things down actually gets to you follow through.
And following through is the key!
All the personal development books in the world can’t help you if you don’t put the information into action. And that’s what this productivity hack helps you accomplish because it’s…
– Builds great habits
Here’s what I’ve been doing for years and I hope it helps you as much as it’s helped me…
First, I realize there are 24 hours in a day and I need to understand I’m not going to make a million bucks in 24 hours or less.
But what if I write down 3 simple goals that I can work towards today, and reach them?
What does that do for me in a week?
In a month?
Or even in a year?
Here’s an example of what I mean…
This is a snapshot of a typical day I had a few weeks ago.
1. So I started my day going for a walk. Hey look, I’m not the picture of health my any stretch of the imagination but I do know that my journey to get healthier begins with…A walk.
Maybe in a month, it turns into a run or jog. Hey, maybe in 6 months from now I’m on the road to a Mr. Universe body lol The point being…I start my day with something I can ACHIEVE and it feels good to cross it off after it’s done.
2. Next up, is working with my customers. This is something I MUST improve on and something I know will help me in the months that follow but I need to do everything I can to work with them. Whether it’s through Telegram and Discord in my private groups, or through emails…I’ll do my best to provide service and help out.
I treat a customer / follower great today, it has the potential to pay off huge down the road.
3. And finally, write a blog post! I MUST create content daily and that’s something I know I can do! It’s achievable. My content will help readers get to know me, and it allows me to help build my brand.
Have you noticed something about these small tasks I assign myself every day?
They are stupid simple!
I’m not trying to lose weight and become Mr. Universe in 24 hours. I’m going for a walk…
Also, I’m not trying to build or repair relationships with customers or readers so they start spending millions with me…I’m just talking with them and helping out!
And finally, I’m not trying to become the biggest name on STEEM in a week or less…I’m just writing a blog post every day.
Each of these tasks help me reach my bigger goals and once I start developing this pattern of productive habits, this start to snowball.
Try it out…It’s simple!
Just write down 3 things that you can ACHIEVE today and COMPLETE them!
And then do it again tomorrow…And the next day…So on and so on…
You will be blown away at how productive you start to become!