This week is a guest post from coach Kristy Agan of Pro Performance in Rome, GA. Kristy is a friend of the Ambition Team as she received her RKC Level 2 certification last year at Ambition and still works with Max on a regular basis. You can read more about and follow Kristy at www.kristyagan.com.
It’s 2015, everyone is busy. Everyone has the same 24 hours each day. Everyone has stress; jobs, family, kids…..stuff to keep them busy. Yet some people seem to get so much accomplished while others seem to just stay….well busy.
If you’re serious, if it means something to you, you’ll find a way. Period.
If you are one of the many people who are utterly exhausted at the end of the day, if you feel like you don’t have a purpose, if you feel like you aren’t contributing, if you feel like you aren’t working toward anything, then it’s time you start acting and doing the things strong, successful people do each day.
It’s time to discover:
- What is important to you?
- What do you want to accomplish?
- What are you passionate about?
Ten Habits of the Super Successful:
1 – Identify what is important to you. Rid your life of all activities and distractions that don’t line up with what is important. Simplify your life by only focusing on the most important things.
2 – Write down one (maybe two) BIG goals for your life. Then write down a few small goals that will need to be accomplished to lead you to your BIG goal. Don’t just think about it. WRITE IT DOWN. On paper. Post it everywhere. Post it by your bed, on your bathroom mirror, in your car, on your desk at work, on your phone…..remind yourself every day WHY you are working so hard. Your WHY is what drives you.
3 – Identify what systems need to be in place to help you reach your goal. Then put those systems to work! Goals are worthless if you don’t work on them each day. You can’t achieve your goals without systems that will help you get there.
4– Delegate tasks to one or two trusted people. These are tasks that you find yourself spending hours on and getting nowhere with. Hire a website designer, a business coach, a trainer, an accountant, etc. Surround yourself with people who are experts in their field and let them do their job. Allow them to do the work that drives you crazy so you can focus on what you do best.
5 – Time Block. If you don’t schedule appointments for yourself, you WILL waste time. Write down start AND end times each day to work on various tasks. Say your BIG goal is to write up a business plan and you make general statements each day like “I’m going to work on my business plan this week”, you will find yourself at the end of the week having accomplished nothing toward your goal. Instead, block off one hour each day for that BIG goal. When the hour is over, move on to your other tasks for the day. Those tasks may be checking emails, picking up kids, working out, etc. But each task needs its own start AND end time. By doing this you will discover over time that you have chipped away at those important tasks and STILL managed to get to your other work and family obligations. You will have accomplished something.
6 – Sleep! Get in the bed and wake up at the same time each day or close to it. Start your day off by accomplishing something. Block off an hour for exercise, working on a goal, etc.….start your day off by accomplishing a task.
7 – Drink water! As soon as you wake up drink a glass of water. Before coffee, before checking Facebook, before checking emails…..hydrate with some good ole H2O.
8 – As soon as your feet hit the floor, MOVE. Do something that makes your body MOVE. Push ups, yoga, walking. 10 minutes or less is enough to wake you up and get you going. If you workout before work, think of this as a good warm up. If you go straight to work, think of it as a substitute for your morning coffee. If you absolutely must have coffee, think of it as a reward and treat yourself to a cup AFTER you have accomplished something.
9 – Meal Preparation. I have no sympathy for “I don’t have time to cook”. Make time. If you have an hour to eat out, you have plenty of time to cook up a bunch of meat and veggies for a few days’ worth of meals. Even if you buy organic food, you will save money & time by cooking in bulk, measuring food servings, packaging meals in containers, using leftovers and NOT eating out. AND you will lose some unnecessary pounds and inches in the process.
10 – Cut off any and all relationships with negative people. If the people in your life don’t encourage you and support you, sever all ties with them. Do NOT associate with negative people. They are energy suckers and will drain the life right out of you. Simply walk away.
If you want to be successful, stop making excuses. Stop being a victim. Take responsibility of YOUR life. Set priorities. Practice discipline and self-control. The outcome of your life is entirely up to you.
– Kristy Agan