It’s a new year and I have no doubt that you have already set your annual goals. It’s an exciting time of year! Most are making promises to never repeat old habits and are creating a new future and a new way of being. Some have even made declarations and created new affirmations. There is a lot of hope and certainty that this year is going to be the best one yet!
Now, let’s get real…you can have hopes and dreams, but without being in action with this one simple principle revealed in this email, you will fail, and you will slowly revert to old habits. Then sadly, at the end of 2017, you will look back on this year as another year that didn’t go as planned.
How can you prevent that from happening? How can you ensure that your goals will be achieved? How can you end 2017 fulfilled, prosperous, and at peace knowing you accomplished everything you set out to do?
In order to accomplish this, you must absolutely understand how to fully implement rhythms. Rhythms are the cure to overwhelm and the key to success! Without properly installing rhythms into all aspects of your life, one of two things will happen. 1. You will overwork yourself and not leave time for personal growth and personal relationships; or 2. Other things beside your goals will appear to be more important. You will procrastinate and wait until the last minute to get anything completed; thus wasting time and not completing your goals.
It’s time to implement rhythms today, right now! Grab and pen and paper. Make a list of all of the things that are the most important that need rhythms attached to them. Take a look at your personal and business goals too. What needs to be done to accomplish those goals?
“A goal without an associated, weekly rhythm, is nothing more than a dream!” -Unknown-
Here are some ideas of things that you can make rhythmic: Weekly date night with your partner, bi-annual vacations, daily workouts, family dinners each night, specific action items to complete goals, staff meetings, set times focused on sales and marketing, business training and development, budgeting, employee reviews, etc.
Now, next to each item, how often do these things needs to be focused on? Every day, once a week, once a month, once a quarter? If it’s once a week, make it the same day and time that you focus on that particular item each week; i.e. every Monday at 4:00pm. The same if it’s once a month or once a quarter, i.e. the 1st Friday of every month/every quarter.
Now that it’s all written out, it’s time to plug these into your calendar. Once you do this, you will begin to notice how much time you have – or do not have – now that these items are in place. This will help you to see if you are on track to completing your goals. Furthermore, you will be in reality if the things you are doing are in alignment with your purpose and objectives.
Happy rhythm making! Please let us know how this goes.
If you are interested in diving deeper into putting actions (like rhythms) in place that will streamline your business and personal life, then join us at our next Business Mastery event. www.DallasBMI.com Bring your team! Reply to this email for a group rate offer.
To your continued success!
Rick Sapio has been involved in more than 100 companies, as either a founder, investor, owner, or operator, over the past 30 years. Rick has realized that by using a principle-centered business approach, one can radically increase the success of virtually any business. For the past 22 years, he has been CEO of a financial services/healthcare holding company. Go to www.BusinessFinishingSchool.com to learn more about his 12 Foundational Principles of Business.