50 Ways to Happiness & Success – Part 2
November 07, 2018
- Identify your weaknesses and design systems that help you avoid them. If that means you don’t open your email client until noon, that’s perfectly ok!
- “Every journey begins with a single step,” and that’s equally true for large projects. Break them down into small tasks and you’ll have an easier time getting started.
- Find the tools and technology that can help you stay on task. Timers, scheduling apps and online calendars are all powerful tools for small business owners.
- Outsource! You cannot hope to grow your business if you’re still doing everything yourself. Learn to let go.
- Delegate the things you aren’t good at or that stress you out. Kids, spouses, and employees have a variety of skills and might just love doing those things you hate. Put them to work!
- Learn how you learn. If you hate video, don’t invest in a video-based course. It’s a waste of your time and money. Buy a book instead.
- If your daily to-do list has more than 3 items, it’s too long. Trim it down to only those things that must get done. Move the rest to another day.
- Get out of your office. Sitting at your desk all day every day is not good for your physical or mental health. Schedule time to get out and move around every day.
- If you’re still trading dollars for hours, that’s a job, not a business. How can you rework your business model for more freedom and less work?
- Find a meaningful quote or motto each month, and work toward achieving the goal it symbolizes.
- Be grateful every day. No matter how small or silly, make it a point to find at least three things to be grateful for each and every day. Your attitude will be better for it.
- Decide what you want to remember about today, and focus on that. Let the negatives go, and pour your energy into the positive.
- Surround yourself with positive, uplifting people. You really are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with, so make them count.
- Learn to like yourself. Make it a habit to name three things you like about yourself every day, and soon enough you really will like all of you.
- Rather than berating and belittling yourself, ask yourself positive, proactive questions that encourage solutions rather than self-pity.
- Learn the difference between doing your best and being a perfectionist. One is powerful, the other is limiting.
- Afraid to take risks? Ask yourself, “What’s the worst that can happen?” Then re-evaluate.
- Humans are social animals. Be sure you stay connected, otherwise you run the risk of becoming a recluse who does nothing but work and sleep.
- Practice the art of the power nap. Twenty minutes can reinvigorate and refresh you when nothing else will.
- Recognize the negative connotation some words have and eliminate them from your vocabulary. Replace “should” with “will” and “have to” with “get to” and your whole attitude will change.
- What’s dragging you down? Drop three things every day to lighten the load.
- Concentrate on one single project or task at a time. You’ll get more done than you think you can.
- Pay attention to your relationships. Thank you team members, appreciate your friends, love your family. At the end of the day, that’s what really matters.
- Listen to your customers, your team, your mentors. Then act.
- Create more of what you want, and less of what you don’t. It’s a conscious decision, so just do it.
“Find a meaningful quote or motto each month, and work toward achieving the goal it symbolizes.”
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Karen Perkins is a Professional Organiser and De Clutterer born and currently residing in Sydney, Australia. Karen has a Diploma of Business Administration and has achieved accreditation as an "Accredited Professional Member" through the Institute of Professional Organisers (IOPO) She is passionate about being a professional organiser and her core objective is to provide coaching as well as hands-on sorting, organising, and de cluttering services to overwhelmed professionals. As a hardworking and determined personal organiser, Karen has proudly de-cluttered, re-organised and simplified 100+ homes and home businesses across Sydney. We all know that taking care of our homes can be very stressful!! Well, Karen prides herself in the provision of quality and trustworthy services to all her clients through satisfying their needs and creating a good rapport with them.