Good morning sitting here drinking my coffee and thinking about the last few days. I love waking up in being in my environment. Prior to Covid my life consisted of getting dressed and leaving my house as soon as possible. I felt like I had to walk out of the house prior to everybody waking up in order to be productive.
This made me spend less time with my family. This made me stay out all day whether it was at Starbucks multiple times or my favorite local restaurant. Felt like the only way I could be productive in my business was to do this. I have found more happiness and productivity being in my environment. Being able to take breaks and walks. And having my incredible little boy come give me a kiss in between meetings.
What have you done to change your current environment? Have you found happiness working from home?
Many that I have spoken to have so many distractions. Put headphones on listen to a podcast, music, A Series that helps improve you to be better.
And when I mean better I mean at any facet of your life. Being a mom, stronger in your faith, learning a new skill, and improving your business IQ.
You can do anything you put your mind to. Trust me.
John Maxwell’s word for the day below.
We live in a society with destination disease. Too many people want to do enough to “arrive,” and then they want to retire. My friend Kevin Myers says it this way: “Everyone is looking for a quick fix, but what they really need is fitness. People who look for fixes stop doing what’s right when pressure is relieved. People who pursue fitness do what they should no matter what the circumstances are.”
What I love about this book I’m reading that John wrote many years ago is it truly applies to our daily life. Even during Covid time. Everyone is truly looking for a quick fix in business, Fitness, and financially.
Start small and create habits. Your phone has a tracker built within it that most of us do not know. Enable it and see how many steps you take each and every day.
Start with 5000 and work your way up. Even if you get up every hour and move for 10 minutes a quick brisk walk. Will start to create habits. Having a healthy lifestyle by walking and exercising and getting outside has truly changed my entire mindset. I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Try it. Also double your water. How much water you drink double it.
People who are constantly improving themselves make three processes an ongoing cycle in their lives:
I agree with John as I started working on improving myself everything changed.
1. Preparation: Self-improving team players think about how they can improve today—not some far-off time the future. When they get up in the morning, they ask themselves, What are my potential learning moments today? Then they try to seize those moments. At the end of the day, they ask themselves, What have I learned today that I need to learn more about tomorrow?
Many of us don’t know what we do at the end of each day. Try it right down everything you do at the end of the day take a few minutes to see what you accomplished. What you can learn from your daily activities. And how you can improve tomorrow. It will truly help you being highly accountable to each and every action that you do on a daily basis. To improve and make changes for the following day. I write down absolutely every single solitary task that I do each and every day. For my family and my business.
2. Contemplation: I recently came across the following statement: “If you study the lives of the truly great individuals who have influenced the world, you will find that in virtually every case, they spent considerable amounts of time alone—contemplating, meditating, listening.” Time alone is essential to self-improvement.
I agree with John above my time alone is truly one of the highlights of my day other than hanging out with my family in the evening. At 4:15 in the morning until 5 o’clock this morning is my time alone.
I do a devotional, breathe, stretch. And really truly clear my mind and work on my face in the morning. One of my favorite things to do alone is get in my pool float and read a book for several hours. Take walks and listen to my favorite podcast or music mix. Life is crazy right now you’ve probably got kids in the other room, a spouse on the couch, someone sharing your office space. Take time this week and find out what your happy place is.
3. Application: Applying what you’ve learned is sometimes difficult because it requires change. Most people change only when one of three things happens: they hurt enough that they have to, they learn enough that they want to, or they receive enough that they are able to. Your goal is to keep learning so that you want to change for the better every day. —The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player LEARN SOMETHING NEW TODAY, REFLECT ON WHAT YOU
HAVE LEARNED, AND APPLY IT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
I love when he says above I have truly hurt enough, learned a lot, loved hard, cried a lot. It took one of my mentors telling me that I cared about others more than I cared about my family. And at that moment I knew I would do whatever it took to change for the better for my family. Learn something new today – professionally and personally.
Take time to reflect on what you learned
And decide if it’s something that you want to apply into your life as soon as possible.
Believe in yourself you can do anything you put your mind to. Find your happy place. Love yourself and love others.
Until tomorrow have a wonderful day.
Failure is not an option
Love you dearly