The Index Card Trick

This month I’ve been sharing some of my best success, growth, and scaling tips, and I hope you’ve implemented a few already (but not too many – don’t overwhelm yourself!).

You can begin catching up on some of them here in case you missed anything.

Today I’m back with one more, except this one I can’t take credit for.

It’s called: The Index Card Trick

Over 10 years ago, I was listening to my friend Curtis Mock give a presentation at a fitness business conference. (It was one of Sam Bakhtiar’s events – miss you, my friend.)

Curtis said something that stuck with me to this day.

Every morning, Curtis would write his #1 priority on an index card and put it in his pocket.

His rule was that if he didn’t finish what was on his index card for the day, he wouldn’t go to sleep until it was done.

When he did finish it, he’d rip up the index card and start fresh the next day.

What I LOVE about this habit is that it’s simple and tangible.

So often our “big priority” for the day can feel like an overwhelming, nebulous task that may or may not get done.

With the index card trick, the task becomes “real” by writing it down on paper and getting to rip it up and throw it away at the end of the day.

It also makes you be really careful and intentional about what you put on your index card.

Let me know if you try this one and how it goes for you!

Here’s to finishing the week strong,


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