How to Form a New Habit in One Day

If you think about why some people seem to be successful at everything they do, while others struggle through life, or never even try to reach beyond mediocrity, you might theorize that the successful bunch is smarter, better educated, born with a silver spoon. You might attribute their success to having good connections, being lucky, or having the right personality. Truth is, the biggest difference between those who achieve success and the rest of the world is that successful people have the best habits. I know it sounds a little simplistic, but it’s true. I’ve seen it. And lived it. But don’t take my word for it. You’ve probably heard this from Aristotle: We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit. Brian Tracy put it nicely: Successful people are where they are today as a result of their habits.  Your habits determine fully 95% of your behavior.  Everything that you are or that you will ever accomplish will be determined by the quality of the habits that you form. John Maxwell knows it: The secret of your success is found in your daily routine. And similarly, Jim Rohn observed: Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day. What Level of Importance Are You Giving “Habits?” Imagine the secret to success being your habits . . . Not the latest SEO strategy to trick Google. Not your number of social media followers, likes and shares. Not even the ability to get endorsements from the gurus in your market. So here’s what I want you to ask yourself >> Do I spend...

How to Simplify Your Business Growth in One Step

When you think of “business growth,” you likely think numbers. But that’s a mistake. Because once you start focusing on your numbers ~ needing more followers, more views, a bigger list ~ you loosen your requirements for admission into your audience. It no longer matters whether the people who join you are on the same mission as you, and are looking for the outcome you offer. What matters is how many people opted in to your list today. How many Twitter followers you have. How many YouTube views you got. And while you certainly need someone to be listening, your focus should always be on who’s listening, not how many are listening. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to watch the video, because I think it will help you put this strategy into use in your business. It really will simplify and accelerate your business growth. But, if you’re really in a hurry . . . Here’s the “Skimmer’s Version” for Simplifying Your Business Growth I’m sharing this with you because I recently “got it” myself and it’s making a huge difference in my business growth and in how happy I am with my clients and my entire audience. First, make sure your messaging is clear. What do you stand for? What are you against? Don’t be afraid to offend people, alienate people, push people away. You will get resistance from people. This truly is the first sign that you are doing things right. Wish these people well and tell them to go away. Don’t argue with them. Don’t try to convert them. If we all resonated with the same thing, there would only be one...