On our quest for a better business…one that is more fulfilling and profitable, it pays a big dividend to do what you love.
And likely, we don’t love every aspect of our work week…but we should be doing more and more of the few things that energize us. Things we enjoy.
I like coaching business owners…so I’m structuring my business this year around making even bigger impacts and going deeper with a smaller number of people one-on-one. (The finishing touches are happening as we speak…so look out for the announcement later this week.)
My wife has always liked yoga and recently signed up for a 30 day trial at a local studio. She used to try to get me to do it with her. She’d either wake up early or pop in a DVD after the kids went to bed.
I tried it a few times. It’s not very relaxing for me because concentrating on doing a move AND breathing at the same time are challenging. It’s the same problem I have with dancing.
Anyway, she rediscovered her love for it by joining the studio. Oh yeah, and it’s Hot Yoga…which sounds wrong…but really just means they pump up the heat so you sweat 100% more.
The first couple of days she was rediscovering some moves she’s done before. Downward dog…child’s pose…etc.
After a few weeks…she’s doing more advanced moves…crane…pelican…lions roar (obviously I know nothing about yoga or the names of things…but it’s lots of animals, and I can’t get into these positions!)
She’s remarkably better after 30 days!
And, even more importantly, she leaves feeling great. (Yep...she should keep doing it!)
The same thing happened to me last year when I started writing daily emails. The beginning was scary (what will people think), it took too long, and I generally felt like I sucked at it.
However, I knew it was a core process that I wanted in my business, so I needed to dive in.
The result was remarkably better material after 30 days and an ease of execution that I would not have believed beforehand.
These are just a few examples, but the stunningly simple answer to being remarkablly better at anything is to…
Get started and do it regularly. Daily if possible.
Take a look at your core business processes, and decide which part would make the biggest impact if you did more of it.
If that’s something in your wheelhouse, do it daily for 30 days and be ready for big improvements!