For years, I struggled to take a simple step that would improve my health.
I tried a lot of different hacks to make it a daily habit.
I knew that it would not take more than a minute of my time but somehow could not get into a rhythm around doing it.
Of course, that would change a week or so out from my next dentist appointment.
Then, I would have a burst of willpower around flossing.
But that willpower would wane within a couple of weeks.
Paradoxically, what ended up working for me wasn’t making my nighttime routine shorter but making it longer.
It all started when I made a declaration on August 22, 2020, that I would do 100 squats a day for 30 days.
Over 200 days later, I’m still doing 100 squats. Every. Single. Day.
I made it a habit by doing 50 squats while brushing my teeth in the morning and another 50 while brushing them at night.
The concept is habit stacking – attaching a habit you want to create to a habit you already have.
Well, if I’m doing 50 squats that also now means I’m taking the full two minutes to brush my teeth.
Which made flossing seem like a natural next step.
And then I added mouthwash as a final step.
My nighttime routine used to take less than two minutes and now takes closer to ten, but now includes all of these extra steps that are good for my health.
I shared my 100 squats-a-day journey with my #NoMoreBadZoom Virtual Happy Hour community and it has had an amazing ripple effect.
A couple of community members have started doing squats while waiting for their teapot to boil – and since they drink a lot of tea those squats are really starting to add up!
One member started out doing ten squats with trepidation and now does a set of 30 several times a day.
Your Challenge For This Week
Be abundant with your knowledge as giving it away will not deplete you and will help your community.
Host gatherings that encourage participants to engage with each other and find uncommon commonalities.
Celebrate your colleagues’ small victories (and large ones too!) – maybe even with a surprise card or gift in the mail?
Give, give, give – with no expectations – and be pleasantly surprised when you receive exactly what you need when you need it.
Try this and let me know how it goes!
Business Growth Strategist & Business Coach
As a relationship-based business growth strategist, I work directly with a limited number of self-employed professionals, aka solopreneurs.
WHO YOU ARE:
You want to have a greater impact and increased income. The problem is that there are so many options for how to build your business that you can feel stuck, overwhelmed, and like you’re running out of time.
The reason options are overwhelming is that you’re looking at them as a series of disconnected steps, when to make the most of your time, you need a strategy that connects only the most important and highest impact ones.
You know that if you try to do everything, you’ll accomplish nothing. This means, to achieve your goal, you have to invest in a strategy to put time on your side.
As a relationship-based business growth strategist, I will work with you to design a year-long plan that consists of three 12-week sprints, each followed by 4 weeks of reflection/assessment, rejuvenation/vacation, and strategic planning. This will allow you to sequence your goals, create momentum, and leverage your limited time.
We can build your plan through a half-day strategy session, a coaching engagement, or a mastermind program.
These are not right for everyone; they’re personalized offerings and are priced accordingly.
What might you work on?
In my coaching work with entrepreneurs and solopreneurs, we focus on the areas where you’d like to grow, which may include:
- Creating a strong sales conversation framework
- Building your referral network
- Lead generation through a relationships
- Growing your visibility in your industry
- Increasing your ability to attract the right kind of clients
- Identifying and launching a minimally viable offer
- Breaking through whatever bottleneck is holding you back from getting the results you want and deserve
- Becoming a published author and marketing your book successfully
- Improving your virtual presentation skills
Learn more about the different ways we can work together – deep dive 3-hour session, private 1:1 coaching, and masterminds. I’m excited to support you in reaching or exceeding your goals.
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