There isn’t a single forumla that results in success. There isn’t a schedule you can follow for a certain period of time to ensure that you will reach your goals. But, there are some habits that have been shared among the successful for ages. These habits can give you the leg up on your competition and help you stand out in a sea of similar faces.
Wake Up Early – If you can get up, even just a little, earlier than your colleagues you will have that much more time of uninterrupted peace and quiet. Once everyone is up you have to deal with e-mails, texts, tweets and everything else. Start with waking up a half an hour earlier for a week and see how much more you get done.
Connect – Connect with someone who could potentially hire you or buy your product every day. You will notice less and less things slipping through the cracks. And when you hear, “Did you follow up with…?” you won’t have to cringe anymore.
Read The Headlines – Get a grip on what’s going on in the world and in your industry. Check the news and the headlines in relevant trade publications to give you something to think about before your competition is even out of bed.
Re-connect – Catch up with a friend you haven’t talked to in a while. Friendship only dies if you let it and you can never have too many friends. A good conversation might be just enough to make both of your days better.
Write A Letter – No really, write it. Take the time to hand-write a letter to a customer, client or even an acquaintance. Thank them for playing an influential role in your life and let them know that you appreciate them.
These things combined might take you an hour more every day and if you wake up early you’re breaking even on time. Once you start doing them you will notice the difference they make in both your personal and professional life.
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