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5 Ways a Business Coach Can Help Achieve Business Goals

Starting and growing a business is hard work. If you’ve never done it before, it can be confusing and overwhelming. You may be in the business of your dreams, but frustrations can make it seem like you will never get off the ground. Ambition and motivation are two key factors in success. But sometimes we need something more. A business coach can share knowledge and inspiration with us and help us find the things within ourselves that we need to succeed. Continue reading “5 Ways a Business Coach Can Help Achieve Business Goals”

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Do I Really Need a Business Plan?

Many people who start a small or home-based business never take the time to write out a business plan. That is a big mistake, as a business plan can greatly increase your chances of success. The following are some reasons why every business needs to put a business plan into writing. Continue reading “Do I Really Need a Business Plan?”

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How to Set and Achieve Business Goals

It’s important to have real, specific goals in your business. These business goals can be financial, personal, or simply involve an aspect of your business (“build an effective website” for example). It can sometimes seem overwhelming to determine goals, and even more overwhelming to think of achieving them. Here are some tips on doing both of these. Continue reading “How to Set and Achieve Business Goals”

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Tips on Setting Realistic Business Goals

When it comes to setting business goals, it can be tricky to find that middle ground. If you set goals that are too high, you might get discouraged. If you set them too low, you may end up bored or complacent, or disillusioned with your business. So how do you strike a balance and set realistic business goals? Here are some tips. Continue reading “Tips on Setting Realistic Business Goals”

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Take Time To Review Your Morning Routine Regularly

Creating routines and habits for your mornings are a great thing. They allow you to do what you need to do to move ahead without having to spend a lot of energy and time thinking about it. That’s a good thing. It’s can also be a dangerous thing when you’ve focusing on the wrong things and are in the habit of doing things that don’t help you reach your goals. Continue reading “Take Time To Review Your Morning Routine Regularly”

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The Importance Of Habits And Routines

With your new morning game plan figured out, it’s time to not only put it into action, but make it your new morning routine.

Why is this important? Because you want to make sure your new plan happens every morning without fail and turning into a routine is the best way to make sure that happens. Continue reading “The Importance Of Habits And Routines”

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Come Up With A New Morning Game Plan

Now that you have a pretty good idea of what you want to do in the morning, what you don’t want to or need to do, and where to find the extra time needed, it’s time to put it all together in a new morning game plan.

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Morning Game Plan: Where to start?

The best place to start is with the new set of tasks that are most important to you.

Figure out a preliminary time during which you want to get them accomplished.

If your goal is to go for a run in the morning, you may decide to do that first thing before getting a shower and having breakfast. If your goal is to meditate each morning, you may decide it would work best after you’ve had a cup of coffee.

If your goal is to find some time for reading or your favorite hobby in the morning, you could carve out some time before everyone else gets up and while you enjoy that first coffee.

The same goes for wanting time in the morning to work on your business or learn something new.

Then work the rest of your morning chores around these new plans.

It may take some shuffling around and mixing up of your current routine, but with a little creative thinking and a bit of flexibility, I’m sure you can come up with a working plan.

Morning Plan Make Over

Making over your morning and turning it into a new routine isn’t something that comes natural to most of us. It takes a little while to get into the grove of things. We’ll look at this in a little more detail tomorrow. For right now, my suggestion is that you write your new morning game plan down. It’s easy to forget what you’re planning to do. Writing it down will not only give you a reference to refer back to, but also solidify your new plan in your mind.

Put the note, or notebook where you jotted down your new plan on your night table or somewhere else where you’ll see it first thing in the morning. It will serve as a reminder of what you’re intending to do and do differently in the morning now.

A Plan Is Just A Plan

Even though you’ve written your plan down, it’s important to realize it’s not written in stone. The well-laid out plans don’t always work when put into action. Adjust it and make changes as needed until you come up with a new morning game plan that works well for you and the rest of your family. Once you have that it’s time to make it the new routine… something we’ll talk more about tomorrow.

 

Your Next Step

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  • Learn how to become a Peak Performer and
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Determining What You Should Be Doing Is Crucial

Yesterday we talked about finding the time in your busy morning to do the things that are important to you. Today I want you to think about what you should and what you shouldn’t be doing in those crucial first few hours of the day.

That’s an important idea to ponder. So often we get stuck in a rut or a routine and do things because that’s what we’ve always done. We do it without really thinking about whether or not it’s the best use of our time.

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It’s Not About Cramming More Things Into Less Time

Making over your morning isn’t about figuring out how to cram more tasks into fewer hours. When you read books and articles on productivity and time management, that’s often the main message and gist of it. While it can help in the short term, it isn’t a good long-term strategy for meaningful change. Very soon you’ll hit the limit of how much faster and how much more efficient you can get.

Shift your thinking and don’t try to add to what you do in the morning. If you want 15 minutes for bible study, meditation, or exercise, don’t just think about getting up 15 minutes earlier, or shaving 15 minutes off your morning routine by showering faster, getting dressed in record time, and rushing through breakfast. In other words, don’t add to your already lengthy list of things that need to get done. You’ll only feel more rushed and stressed if you do.

It’s About Making Smart Choices About Using Your Time

Instead, what you should be thinking about is the best use of your time in the morning. Compare your perfect morning with your current morning routine. What aren’t you doing on your ideal morning? If you can start by cutting things out, finding time to do what’s important to you becomes much easier.

There are two great ways to find things you can stop doing.

Stop #1:

The first is to look for busy work. This is something you do out of habit that doesn’t necessarily need doing every day. Maybe it’s checking your email first thing in the morning or playing around on Facebook for half an hour while you drink your coffee. If that’s how you choose to spend your time, that’s perfectly fine, but if you’re doing it out of habit it may be time to rethink it.

Stop #2:

The second way to quickly earn back time is to see if you’re doing things or others that they can do themselves.

Kids are the perfect example. We start out fixing their breakfast, making their lunch, cleaning up after them, picking out their clothes, and making sure their backpack is packed and ready to do. When they are very small, we have to do these things, but all too often we continue to do them long after they’re capable of doing things on their own.

The same goes for things we do for our spouse.

Maybe there was a time when you had less to do in the morning and it made sense to take on the majority of morning chores.

Did things change and if so, is it time to lighten your load and get help from your partner?

A few small changes may be all it takes to make the time in your busy morning for what’s important to you.

 

Your Next Step

TakeAction-ButtonContact us to discuss how we can help you to

  • Improve Your Daily Achievements
  • Learn how to reboot your mornings
  • Learn how to become a Peak Performer and
  • Get more tips for your Personal Development Journey.

Why don’t you attend our Peak Performance Workshops, where we will join you on a new journey to become the always achieving superstar, who will be the envy of everyone else.