We all have them. You know, those things we do so CONSISTENTLY it becomes automatic!
Habits control almost everything, including your BUSINESS SUCCESS! About 90% of your current behavior is based on habits. Now don't get me wrong, certain habits are good and we need them. But everything is relative. Like brushing your teeth, for instance. Most everyone would say that's a good habit.
But if you only brushed the teeth you wanted to keep, you may not like the outcome later. Every habit has a consequence whether good or bad! There is a saying and I know you have heard it… "If you keep doing what you've always done, you'll get what you've always got".
So your choices of habits control your success. The good news is that habits can be CHANGED and new habits can be LEARNED. And I need to point out here that GOOD INTENTIONS don't count. Thinking good intentions can actually be a habit… But unless they are backed by effective action, they are USELESS! If your business is not going in the direction you want it to go… you can learn new habits to change your business results! So, what you need to know is… what's working and what's not working in your business.
So make a list of the habits you do daily that support your business and those that don't. For instance… Are you in the habit of having regular hours to work on your business? Are you in the habit of having a Daily Method of Operation (the list of things you need to do everyday) in place to go by? If you don't have a DMO, then you need to take that step. And I would be happy to help you with that if you need it. Are you in the habit of consistently using your Daily Method of Operation?
These are just a couple questions to help you get started. If you feel the habits you have are not serving you and producing results… decide what NEW habits you need to activate. The first month or so your new BEHAVIOR will be tough, and you may resort to backsliding. But that's ok. Just pick yourself up and recommit to the new habit. The more you do that, the easier it will become. And you will be on your way to habits that control your business successfully!
To your success!