What got me Thinking about Rituals and Routines on the Way Down the Beach Today and How It can have Big Impacts in Your Business and Life
It’s Sunday morning and I’ve got about 25 things I wanted to share with you..
Hopefully they’ll make some sense… and make a difference to you as well..
WARNING — THIS MAY SHOCK AND OFFEND..
I don’t want to offend or shock or upset you but… there might just be a lesson in here for you (and me..) about Rituals, Routine, Rules and getting the Results you want out of your business and your life..
Anthony Robbins and My Drive to the Beach today..
I was driving down to the Surf Club this morning to do a light workout and have a dip in the Indian Ocean and (being the observant person that I am) I kept noticing all the people out running and walking on the paths that lead up Oceanic Drive past Bold Park on the way to City Beach..
It reminded me of an Anthony Robbins video I had watched a week or so ago where he said ‘I can tell your rituals by looking at your body… If you have a fit and toned body you can’t get that without the ritual of working out 4 or 5 times a week..’
Here is the Anthony Robbins video link
Almost everyone I saw this morning as I drove to the Club at around 8.20 am on a Sunday morning had a fit and trim body..
Why is that?
Why aren’t the people who are out running on a Sunday morning overweight?
I mean, on average as Australians we are getting more and more overweight.
So statistically you would think at least half the people out on a Sunday morning would be overweight..
But they weren’t..
Think about it…
Why is that??? (rhetorical question..)
It’s one of these two R words..
Rituals and Routine..
YOUR RITUALS AND ROUTINE DETERMINES YOUR RESULTS
It’s part of their Sunday morning ritual and routine..
In fact it might be part of their EVERY day Ritual and Routine..
Where are the people who are struggling with their weight on a Sunday morning??
Taking the Anthony Robbins point a step further…
WHERE YOU PUT YOUR ENERGIES — WHAT YOU FOCUS ON — WHAT YOU TAKE ACTION ON —- EXPANDS…..
Whatever your rituals and routine are, where you focus your energies, will determine your results..
If you’re up every morning exercising, clearly you will get results in the fitness and health area..
If you get up and have a fully cooked breakfast each morning, that will also have it’s results for you.
If you’re up every morning writing a book, clearly you will get results in the book writing department.
If you’re up every morning studying shares and finance, clearly you’ll get results in that area too.
If you’re in bed cuddling and making love to your partner, you’ll get results in that area too..
If you’re up every morning prospecting, marketing and lead generating, you’ll get results in that area as well..
The challenge of course is to somehow manage your time to be able to do ALL of these things..
Which brings me to another item from last week..
TIME MANAGEMENT QUEEN – LEGEND
I was teaching the module on Time Management with several clients last week and one of the exercises I get them to do is bring in their diaries and time management systems to compare and share the different strategies they use.
We get a massive variation in strategies.
Everything from scraps of paper to in depth icalendar, outlook and task lists.
IN THE SPIRIT OF CATCHING PEOPLE DOING THINGS RIGHT…
I wanted to show you a photo of Jess – Time Management Legend.
Jess works at one of my clients and she is a Queen of getting a lot of things done – efficiently and effectively.
When we drilled down and probed how she did it, it became very clear very quickly.
She is a Time Management Legend because she spends time managing and planning her time.
Jess’s time management ritual and routine means she plans her time to make sure she has time to plan her time.
She has planning time..
She has planning systems..
She had planning rituals and planning routines (that others don’t have or use) ..
She has planning rules..
She knows how to say NO..
Or at least ‘NO not NOW…’
Once she shared her tools and systems many of the others in her team now want to adopt and use those same tools, systems, rituals and routines..
As Anthony Robbins says — Modelling Excellence — Model Excellence to get Excellent Results.
Just on that, if you want to Model some Sales and Time Management Excellence here is a gift for you..
You can download a free copy of the 11 minute video I have done on Time Management Excellence when you download a copy of my Free Sales Legend App.. (The app used to take a photo of Jess — Catch people doing things right…)
Go to www.freesalesapp.com and you’ll also get:
- Coaching Video on ‘Why You Never Quote…’
- · Coaching Video on ‘Generating Sales Quickly on the Phone.’
- Coaching Video on ‘How to Overcome Procrastination and Get More Done with Your Time.’
- A direct link to CD #1 of the fantastic ‘Secrets of Super Sales Management Success’
A 51 minute mp3 of the brilliant UNCUT, UNCENSORED “Inside the Mind of a World Champion Direct Sales Legend’
It’s up to you and I’m not sure how long I will keep giving those coaching tools away for free, but take action today and take advantage of it..
Let me know how you use these tools – give me some feedback..
PS: I won’t show you the video of Maurice, the lead guitarist in my band, raving about the value and impact of the Time Management tools and systems he has implemented since listening to the ‘Secrets of Selling Professional Services CD’s. CD 5 talks about Time Management and Maurice has really gone to town and implemented brilliantly..
Have a good week.. and check your rituals and routine if you want to check your results…
Hope this helps you take one more step to be your best..