Many people ask me, “Kristin, how do I maintain focus when it comes to hitting my goals, when there are so many distractions during the day?” Do I need a time management system? Do I need an assistant?
That’s a good question. It can be a challenge to remain true to your goals and your schedule when so much is coming at you, unexpected surprises. And after the glow of the new year wears off, surfing the web and chatting at the coffee pot can become more alluring than hitting the phones and sending out appointment reminders.
So what can you do?
I want to offer you one of my favorite, quick-fix tips from our Plan to Win Workshop. It is also the one that I get the most flack for….which to me means it must be pretty good. 😉
There are some people that LOVE this idea, and others really get irked. That tells me that somewhere this is hitting a button, and so it must really be necessary.
This tip is simple. Anyone can do it. And it takes only 60 seconds MAX. What’s not to like?
For those of you who dive in (remember that speed of implementation is a common trait among highly successful people) you will find great reward for making such a small change in behavior, but isn’t that what success is about?
Highly successful people do not necessarily work harder or longer than you do. Highly successful people are WILLING TO WORK DIFFERENTLY.
What are you willing to do to hit your goals? If you are willing to following this VERY SIMPLE tip, I will be curious to hear what it does for you.
21 Day Action Plan to Stay on Track to Achieving Your Goals:
Simply set an alarm on your phone (or computer if it is always with you) to go off every hour. Before you freak out, realize it does not have to be the Dukes of Hazzard horn. It just needs to be something that will get your attention likely a single buzz, bing, ring or vibration will be enough.
When you hear the alarm ask yourself one question. It is the single most important question you can ask yourself to get greater results this year.
Is what I am doing right now
getting me closer or farther away from my goals?
The great news is that since the alarm sounds once an hour you can never get too far off track, you have an easy out of long conversations (Sorry, I have another commitment to get to). It is a gentle nudge to help you get back on track.
It will also serve as a way to catch yourself doing something right!
So when the alarm sounds, if you ARE doing what you scheduled yourself to do, you ARE sticking to your plan for the day, be sure to take a moment and give yourself KUDOS for staying true to your goals and dreams.
Give this a try for 21 days and see what your new habit does for your business. Let us know!