9 Habits I’m Breaking This Year and You Should Too!!!
So, it’s 2020, and it’s time to increase my productivity. I have declared 2020 of being the year of the entrepreneur. More Wealth! More Success!
In order to increase productivity and decrease excuses, here is a list of things that I stopped doing to do to help me reach my personal goals of success.
1. Not taking time to plan out my day. The night before I go to bed, I plan all the things that I want to accomplish the following day. As I have said numerous times….Piss Poor Preparation, Promotes Piss Poor Performance, Piss Poor Performance Promotes Pain. The pain of failure.
2. Less time on electronics. Recently, I started limiting my time on my phone and/or laptop. Apple has an annoying reminder of how much time I spend on my phone this week compared to last. Like, I don’t need that kind of negativity in my life..ugh. Instead of being on social media, scrolling and just being nosey, I am taking that time to update things on my site, creating a new post or putting together something that I feel will be helpful for my followers to become successful.
3. Stop procrastinating. I have a habit of saying I can do that later or tomorrow. Or I just want to lay here and relax, I’ll do it in a min….which turns into days. The more time that I “relax” and postpone whatever that I have to do only sets me back on my goals, as well as, yours if you are looking to me for guidance. To me, that’s just selfish.
4. Minimizing or eliminating fast food. Have you noticed that after you eat fast food you’re ready to lay down and chill? All the grease just lays there and becomes fat. Now I have to worry about weight gain, high blood pressure, heart disease and risk of stroke to name a few. Having these problems will only cause me to stress out about my health and depression instead of fulfilling my purpose.
5. Self-comparison. Just because someone is currently living my “dream”, doesn’t mean that I’m late in the game. I don’t know what they had to do to get where they are now. I read somewhere that you can’t compare the sun and the moon, they shine when it’s their time.
6. Fewer excuses. I actually had to put this on my bathroom mirror to continue to remind myself. Excuses are tools of the incompetent, used to build bridges to nowhere and monuments to nothingness. Those who use them seldom amount to anything, therefore there should be no excuses.
7. Trying to do everything. As a business owner, you wear many hats, but it comes a time when you have let somethings go. I am starting to put together my team that can help with design, marketing, or whatever that isn’t my strong suit.
8. Trying to control everything. Dwelling on things that I cannot control is pointless. By being mad, what is that going to accomplish? Yes, I’ll give it 5-10 minutes of my time, but after that, it’s time to get over and make moves. What can I do to change the outcome? What can I do to make sure that this doesn’t happen again? What lessons did I learn?
9. “Stop asking the blind to proofread your vision”. My brother sent me this quote and it is spot on. I get discouraged when I try to explain my vision and what I want to accomplish, but get frustrated when the person I am talking to doesn’t get what I’m trying to say or doesn’t agree with what I’m trying to do. It’s nice to get other people’s opinions, but sometimes you just have to do it.
What are some of the things you are going to stop doing?
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Let’s start this year off right!