Did you know that only four percent of businesses make it to the ten-year mark? This number may seem small, but in reality, it’s proof that only those that are willing to put in the work to achieve personal growth will achieve professional success. The number one way to guarantee your growth – HEALTHY HABITS! Consistent work will get you consistent results every single time. This is why having healthy habits built into your daily schedule will build you into a stronger, smarter, and happier business professional. Does the thought of structure give you anxiety? We completely understand! The key is to start slow and work your way up. Today, we are sharing three starter habits that will help you build a strong foundation and allow you room to add on new habits and prosper. Ready to take your career to the next level? READ ON!
Our first bit of advice is to give yourself time. It happens time and time again that you start a new routine or habit and after three weeks of not seeing the results you desire, you quit. But, did you know that experts believe it takes 616 days to make a new habit stick? Self-development does not happen overnight. You have to give yourself and your mentality time to adapt. Keep track of your progress and then sit down weekly with your mentor to discuss where you are at in your journey. This does not have to be a solo mission. Use your tribe as motivation. That’s what they are there for!
This next habit may be the most important. Have a consistent schedule! Purchase a planner and lay out your day from start to finish. This allows you the ability to easily develop new habits while guaranteeing the time to complete the rest of your daily responsibilities. Here at Tier One Consulting, we took this up a notch and plan out our week every Sunday. Now, there are minimal surprises in our day and we know what to expect every morning when we wake up. Stay on top of your schedule and you will free up more time, allowing you to add more habits to your daily life!
Last, but certainly not least, allow technology to feed your habit. In today’s world, technology is the fuel that guarantees success, and your habits are no different. Add thirty minutes into your daily schedule where you hop onto Instagram and look up your favorite leadership gurus or Twitter and read new leadership articles. Either will keep you consistently motivated and inspired. Our favorite thing about technology is that its reach is limitless. We have 2 personal apps we favor, one called Mindful which will send you reminders to take a mental break and HabitBull that will keep track of your progress and send you words of encouragement. Take advantage of all that your cellphone has to offer!
Building healthy habits is no easy task. We know this first-hand here at Tier One Consulting. However, we know that in order to succeed, we have to push ourselves out of our comfort zones each and every day. Hopefully, these tips will give you the motivation that you need to step up for yourself. Take a chance on YOU and put in the work to build the career and the life that you desire. You’ve got this!