Have you ever felt like you were running behind your life and trying to catch up to it? (Raises both hands. Umm that would be a firm YES!)
In the pit of your stomach you know that you were meant for bigger things, more income, to make a greater impact—but somehow you feel like you are in a never-ending cycle of average. The business of life keeps causing your days to get away from you and you feel completely sidetracked from fulfilling your dreams.
In the beginning stages of my business this was me all day every day; but I learned how to break the cycle and escape the rut to live an abundant, intentional and very happy life.
So how do you break this cycle and move onto winning in life and business?It’s a simple but very powerful answer. Your daily habits.
This year more than ever, I’ve gotten tons of questions from my followers, clients and friends about my daily routine. “What do you do everyday to live in abundance? How do you get the important things done? How do you stay focused in the face of constant distractions?”
I’ll keep it short sweet and snappy with 3 of my top habits that keep me on the fast track to success.
Writing is a big part of my life as a success coach, best selling author and especially in my personal life. Here are a few of my writing habits that help me succeed.
I live by lists
If you live on planet earth and have ever heard ANY information on being productive, I’m sure you’ve heard of writing a to-do list. In fact you’ve probably written thousands of them by now. But be honest, how many days have you written a to do list that you never even got close to finishing? Way too many right? So I’m going to share with you my secret formula for writing to do lists that actually get done.Set aside 20 minutes before bed to write your list and meditate on it. I like writing my to-do lists at night because I don’t feel rushed. I can peacefully think through my entire day and list what’s most important to get done. I note what I want my team to get done and any additional tasks I want to delegate to them.
The best thing about writing your list at night is you give your subconscious mind a chance to problem solve and get creative.
I keep the list concise and focused. Even though I have more to do’s than hours in my day, I write down the 3-5 most important things I want to get done and focus on those. It’s much more rewarding for me to complete 3 things that were super important than 15 things that weren’t as meaningful, and still leaving me feeling anxious about what didn’t get done. I do my initial writing in my Success Journal as I think through everything, then I write my lists on my success notepad.
The other way I write to win is through Journalizing.
I use my Success Journal to capture all of my bright ideas, big dreams and answers from God as I hear them. The Success Journal is my treasure chest of success scripts, my 101 goals, visual prompts, and inspirational quotes that document the life I want to manifest. Journalizing keeps me focused on achieving my dreams and locked into manifestation mode. I’ve made it a habit. At the beginning of the day I write a freestyle morning script of what I want to manifest in my life. I allow my pen to flow because often times I end up writing answers to questions that I wrote in my journal the night before. I always write in present or past tense to stay in a place where what I want is really happening for me. This is a technique to train your brain to do what you want. If you’re writing in the future, then you’ll stay in a state of wanting something to happen vs. writing in the present where it’s currently happening or in the past where it has already happened for you.
This is one of the most important keys to my long term success. Scripting is an important daily task that I do often. I sometimes script day and night. I also record my dreams that I had at night. I write with vivid words to remember as many details as possible so that I can reference it later and determine the meaning of the dream. I write my notes, ideas and plans for products as well. I use visuals as a point of reference and to activate my faith. I tape images, business cards or other items on specific note pages to keep me reminded of what I want to accomplish.The question I’m asked most about The Success Journal is, how do I stay consistent in journaling?
The key is to block out the time on a daily basis and commit to doing it at that time. For me, I write in the morning and every evening. I create my vision pages on Sundays when the house is quiet. This allows me the time to think of my week and plan ahead.
After I write my wins I meditate on the best possible outcomes happening for me each day. My accomplishments, my income and my ability to manifest my dreams increased drastically by adding the visualization practice to my daily routine.
You have to see it and believe it before you manifest it. Spend time in the morning meditating on how you want the outcome to be. Dream big, ponder questions and write down the answers that come during your meditation time. Another way to aid your meditation time is to use focus props: create a vision board or Goal Card and keep it near your bed, so it’s the first thing you see before going to sleep and when waking up in the morning.
You can even paste a photo on the ceiling that you meditate on at night before you go to sleep. These success props will keep you focused on very specific goals. I created my Success Attraction Goal Cards to aid you in this meditation process! Practice creative forethought by seeing your outcome right now. Focus on the possibilities.Visualize your desired end and then work backward to create it. Make it real: See it, feel it, and emulate it in your thoughts. This simply means that you can experience your ultimate success RIGHT NOW just by closing your eyes and visualizing it. It’s time you harness that power and put it to work for you!
The easy way to avoid overwhelm, burnout and overcome any challenge is to guard your heart with gratitude.
I begin and end my day with a grateful heart. I’m so thankful for the life that I have. The more grateful you are the more you multiply good things in your life and business to be grateful for. An attitude of gratitude creates more breakthroughs. So don’t be shy about celebrating your wins. I write a gratitude list in my Success Journal every night. I always ask what went well today? I never end my day focusing on what’s wrong.Take time to list your wins. Celebrate any shifts in a new direction, every accomplishment you’ve made this week. All of your progress should be noted.
It is awesome to see your achievements, both big and small. Did you make a profit, land a new client, get a new contract, create something new? Did you wake up healthy and able to enjoy another day? Whatever it is, celebrate, be grateful and write it down.
Ok let’s chat: How can you incorporate these habits into your life and business? Do you have questions? Where can I help?