WELCOME TO DAY 1 of “UNLOCK THE SECRETS OF DAILY SUCCESS HABITS.”
I am excited that you made the decision to take this journey with me. I will be your guide and accountability partner.
Does it mean I’ve got a handle on all my daily habits? Not at all! In fact, even though I want to support you, there’s a little bit of selfishness here on my part. This is one of my goals for the first quarter as I know that acquiring good daily success habits will affect my results during the rest of the year. So rather than going off to do this by myself, I thought, why not invite members of my online community so that we can support each other?
You see, as a Certified Business and Life Coach who focuses on mindset and strategy, I work with clients to break bad habits and I’ve been feeling a little less than authentic because I know there are things I need to make a habit in my life. How about you? By your decision you’ve shared that you want to improve in this area as well.
It’s a journey that will require that you allocate time, be self-motivated, practice determination, be willing to pick yourself up and dust yourself off then move forward. You will slip back into bad habits from time to time, but do not allow this to deter you from continuing to work on the good habits we will create together.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Two days per week, Monday and Thursday, I will send out an email with [HABITS] in the subject line. It will contain a link to a page on my website where you’ll find the latest information.
To get the most out of our habits journey, accountability is important, so I will invite you to share your goals and your accomplishments. You can choose to participate, or share, or you can choose not to. What I’ve found is that the more you participate and give others a chance to support you, the more you will achieve.
- The basis of our habits will be the book, Rich Habits – The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals.
- I will incorporate supplementary material as needed to expand on the topic.
- You will receive brief assignments at the end of every lesson.
- Duration: 6 weeks.
I encourage you to post at least once per week in the group (in the Comments section) to share and or support members in the group.
My email is: Yvonne@YvonneAJones.com. Please put “Habits” in the subject line of any correspondence so that I can easily identify it.
Let’s get started.
What are habits?
Humans do two things: They move toward pleasure and move away from pain, discomfort and unhappiness.
Habits are learned patterns of behavior that were developed because we tried something and it made us feel good, or simply feel better. It does not mean that it’s good for us physically, mentally, or emotionally, but because our unconscious mind wants to protect us and make us feel good, overcoming these habits can be a challenge.
You should expect to encounter some resistance as you attempt to create new daily success habits.
Habit Number One: “I will form good daily habits and follow these good daily habits every day.”
- The foundation of success is good daily habits.
- Successful people have many good and few bad daily habits
- Unsuccessful people have many bad and few good daily habits
- You must identify your strengths and weaknesses with brutal honesty
- Easy way to do this: look at your daily habits
- When you understand that your own bad daily habits are preventing you from being successful, you will have taken the most significant step on the path to success.
So now that we’ve identified Habit #1, let’s take a deeper look at what must happen so you take action.
- Am I truly ready and committed to make the necessary changes?
- Am I willing to continue to allow bad habits to control my life and business, and negatively impact the results that I could enjoy and achieve?
- Am I ready to take control of my life and my destiny?
- Will I make a conscious decision to embrace these new habits in my life?
Vince Lombardi said, “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather, a lack of will.”
Remember earlier when I spoke about time? You’ll need to schedule time to work on your habits as you would any other area of your life. Do not put it off. That’s call procrastination, which is a thief of time. It’s another habit that you’ll want to break.
On a piece of paper, form two columns. Under Column1, list your Bad Daily Habits. Under Column 2 you’re going to invert each of your Bad Daily Habits and list their opposites. Name Column 2 Good Daily Habits. Following are some examples listed in the book.
Bad Daily Habits Good Daily Habits
I don’t exercise regularly I exercise 30 minutes each day
I procrastinate I complete items on my to do list every day
I waste too much time on the Internet I limit my daily recreational Internet use
I don’t return phone calls right away I will return every phone call today
You get the idea.
This goes for every habit.
FINAL NOTE direct from the book:
For thirty days, follow your new Good Daily Habits.
Review them once in the morning, once at noon, and once at bedtime. In this way, each and every day, hold yourself accountable for following them. The objective is to complete at least eighty percent of your Good Daily Habits each day.
***VERY IMPORTANT*** Only Day 1 will be made public. The remainder of the course will
be password protected. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to keep the same password for each day. Please check your email each day. Thank you!