While we may like to think we’re spontaneous, in reality, most of us follow the same routine every day. There’s nothing wrong with it; however, it’s important to ensure that we’re automatically doing the right kinds of activities and habits—the ones that can boost our businesses and help us to thrive. After all, if you’re going to stick to a routine, it should be one that will help you to succeed, not prevent you from reaching your goals. Here’s how:
1. Acquire good habits. This is often easier said than done. However, once you begin to adopt one good habit—and kick a bad habit to the curb—it’s easier to adopt more good habits. For example, if checking last night’s sports scores is part of your morning routine when you get to work, try a lead generating activity instead, like writing three personal notes or making five phone calls. Do this for a few weeks and you’ll find yourself dialing the phone numbers of your favorite clients instead of heading to your favorite sports websites. After all, the sports scores won’t change if you check them later in the day, no matter how much you’d like them to sometimes.
2. Maintain a schedule. Scheduling gets a bad rap, but it can help you boost your productivity. The only difference between a routine and a schedule is that one is automatic and the other is written down (or typed in, as the case may be). By maintaining a schedule, you can ensure that you complete what you need to get done to succeed that day.
3. Keep it flexible. It helps to see your routine as a guideline for how you’ll spend your day instead of something set in stone. And, building wiggle room into your schedule will help you cope with the unexpected things that pop up during the day.
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