I just finished up our first call with our new virtual coaching platform and probably the one thing that drew more interest than anything else I covered on the call was when I covered the topic of the three questions to ask yourself every single morning. By simple asking these three questions you will find that you can be more productive and have direction for your day.
Here are the three questions:
What- The first question to ask yourself every day is, “what do I want to accomplish today?” It is such a direct question that forces you to focus on a specific direction for the day. Most of us wake up most mornings and do whatever shows up on our desk or in our inbox. Please remember this though – not all movement is progress and it is important not to confuse the difference between activity and achievement. One gets you something in the end while the other just keeps you busy and tired. What do you want to accomplish today?
How- Now that you know what you want to accomplish, the real question is how do you plan to accomplish it? We do not get to wherever we are by accident. If I want to go to my friends house, no matter how close it may be to where I currently am, if I don’t follow the exact directions to get there I will never find myself at his place. The same is true with your business. You can want to create more transactions or sell more products but if you don’t have a plan on how to do it, you will unfortunately, find yourself in the place of activity and not achievement.
Who- It is crucial to be aware of who you choose to be surrounded by each and every day. Your environment has everything to do with your success and your environment is not only controlled by what you do to have an effect on your own state, but also by the mood that those around you bring to the table. We all know people that make us feel good when they are around us and we all also know people that make us want to jump off of a bridge because, to them, everything is always miserable, the glass is always half empty and they are not happy unless you are not happy with them. Remember that there is a transfer made between you and everyone that you come in contact with. You need to be ok with what the people you are choosing to be surrounded with on a daily basis are going to transfer to you. Do they help or hurt your cause for the day?
By asking yourself these three very simple questions you should find that you are more productive and have a purpose for each day. Success doesn’t happen by accident. I believe it was Anthony Robbins that I heard once say that “success leaves clues”. Have a great day!