All the credit for this new habit must go to Eben Pagan. I recently bought into one of his products and in the end it turned out not to be right for me, but the bonus teaching he gave with it is really working.
Its why you are seeing this post right now.
Eben says we are all creatures of habit and if we want to succeed in life, or at a particular task, we need to create positive habits that get us there. As sort of a general principle for entrepreneurs he has three daily rituals you need to have.
1. Daily exercise and revitalization. You need a time where you are using your body and letting your mind not focus on the task at hand. The exercise has all the long term health benefits, but it also has short term mental and emotional benefits. I like to think of exercise as clearing out all the emotions in your body. So much of what we feel isn’t in our heads, but in our body. When you exercise that kinds of gets pushed out. In general the emotion of working out is positive, or at least becomes positive as you make it a habit.
I actually made a video on my old video podcast about emotion and the body.
I have to confess this one isn’t a daily ritual for me yet. I’m still running in training for the Houston Half Marathon, but not on a daily basis. Not even on a 5 day a week basis, but I am going to pick that up.
2. Business Dashboard. Peter Drucker said “Measure what matters”. And what you measure is what changes for the better. I’ve found this idea very relevant in all walks of life. Eben says you need a business dashboard that you – or someone on your team – updates on a daily basis with the most important stats in your business. And he gives you a very easy way to do it.
Just make a spreadsheet. Dates down the side, stats as colums across. Mine basically has traffic to my websites, sales of my products, subscribers to my email list and podcast. I now update it every morning for the day before.
3. Create a piece of content every day. Just create something. For me that has mostly been blog posts, but it could be video scripts, or emails, or info products. It’s the reason I’m writing this post today.
That’s it. Really simple and can make a big impact on your life and your business.
Now I’m off to update my dashboard.