It has been on my list for a while now, but I finally got around to picking up a book recommended to me by my friend Zach Marcy called The Prosperous Coach.
It’s all about increasing income and impact for you and your clients…which is EXACTLY what I’m all about.
I came across this passage:
“The coaches who are failing have no system for success. It’s all about their mood and feelings. They take their emotional temperature throughout the day to determine what they will or will not do. If you see yourself in this sad portrait, throw your thermometer away and turn pro.”
This hit home because it’s EXACTLY the way I used to run my business.
Sure- I got a lot of stuff done each year, but it wasn’t always what I INTENDED to get done when I set my goals.
And to keep it real and be completely honest- I’m still guilty of this from time to time.
If I didn’t feel like doing something…I didn’t do it that day.
If it was overwhelming….I saved it for “tomorrow.”
As entrepreneurs, we are given the ability to make these critical decisions….
And if you’re making these decisions based on how you “feel” – it’s time to step up your game and GET SH** DONE no matter what.
If you ever catch yourself putting something “off until tomorrow”…..then pay VERY close attention to why you’re doing that.
Is it because you:
—> didn’t “feel” like it? (too tired, not in the mood, overwhelmed, etc.)
—> mismanaged your time or underestimated how much time you were spending on other tasks?
—> spent too much time on things that are NOT moving your business forward and not in your 5%?
—> didn’t break larger projects into smaller, more manageable tasks to get a better estimate of how long it will take you to complete something?
—> didn’t plan and prep ahead of time (time-blocking, chunking tasks, etc.)
Once you start paying attention to WHY you procrastinate, then you can start to address and fix the underlying issues.
The rest of this week, I’m challenging you to join me in a “TURN PRO CHALLENGE” and not let how you’re feeling any any given moment affect your output.
Are you up for it?