Good Habits : 3 Step  Process 

 Habits will always lead you towards  your goals and aspirations. But how often do you have a conversation about habits? I certainly can’t remember outside of my coaching sessions, talking about good habits with my friends.
 But I have had many conversations about goals, especially at the beginning of each year. I believe the reason why people don’t achieve their goals, is a deeper conversation, that even lies below having good habits.

And in this article you will discover the 3 step process to create good habits as you break bad habits. And uncover what lies beneath good habits as well.

In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions.

It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently. - Tony Robbins

Entrepreneurs Need Good Habits

Being an entrepreneur can absolutely at times leave you doubting yourself or even comparing yourself with others, especially when we look at the vanity metrics on social media. Perhaps you have been trying everything to gain more clients, but nothing seems to be working for you.

And as the days  tick by, you may be feeling a little discouraged, disillusioned and stressed out, as you thought it would be a lot easier than it really is. Until you have been in the trenches as a business owner, you don’t really know how it feels to be on that entrepreneurial roller coaster.

But my friends, I want you to know that everyone starts out in the exact place where you are today. And I mean everyone. I have many conversations with the online entrepreneurs, who are making that elusive 7-figure business, and they have all failed along the way. Their secret is they fail forward, and have the resilience to pick themselves up off the ground, and keep moving forward. And to achieve that resilience  they use good habits every day, and break those bad habits that distract them from focusing on what is important in their business.

What are Good Habits  & Bad Habits

Self -Awareness doesn't stop you from making mistakes.

It allows you to learn from mistakes

Here are some entrepreneurial good habits examples

Good Habits

  • Your are organized & your day is planned out ahead of time  
  • You have a growth mindset & get out of your comfort zone often
  • Your daily rituals inspire you into action
  •  You track & measure your progress, so you can adapt easily
  • You make decisions quickly
  • You keep on learning and remain humble
  • You stop multi-tasking and block out your focused time every day
  • Take time for self-reflection & work less, stress less, achieve more

Bad Habits

  • You are rushing around, really busy, but not really achieving anything that drives success in your business  
  • You have a fixed mindset, and like to stay within your comfort zone
  • You think you 'know it all 'and have stopped learning
  • You jump from one idea to another, chasing those shiny objects
  • You are waiting for perfection, so you don't implement within your buisness
  • You seek advice from everyone, then can't make a decision
  • You purchase courses, but never finish them, or implement
  • You are disorganized, and everyday feel overwhelm and confused

Can you Identify

Can you identify any of these good habits or bad habits that you are currently doing in your business? Now let’s be honest here, I certainly have done some of them and at times still do. However, today I can catch myself out very quickly, and keeping a growth mindset, I am able to quickly break those bad habits and move into more productive good habits.

Just Imagine

Could you imagine what it would be like being motivated and productive every day, feeling energized as you shut down the computer at night.  Even if you only spent 4 hours a day using focused time, that would add up to 20 hours a week, and if we multiply that out for a year, it would be 1,040 hours per year of productive time working on your business.

I have been in business for 21 years now as a coach, counselor and trainer. And if I had used these 3  steps that I am going to share with you, to create good habits, then I would have  had 21,840 hours in total. But sadly it took me quite a while to work this stuff out. But today it is different. 

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Your three steps for creating good habits

and breaking bad habits.

step 1

Have a mindset shift

A mindset shift is a moment when you gain a realization around something. That you gain personal insights into. I know that this is part of my work as a coach, when I can ask the right question, that helps my clients, look at things differently, then I Have done my work as a transformational coach. 

I like movies, especially the ones that have a deep message or lesson. And one of my favorite movies is the lion king. Simba the young lion cub, who believes that his father “Mufasa’, who was the king of the pack, runs away from the pack, with the heavy burden around his father’s death. He meets the outcasts who take him in, and he grows into a young lion, with no worries. And everyday he really didn’t achieve anything, but also had no responsibilities. But something was missing still

As the story progresses the Sharman discovers that Simba is still alive, and leads him to the river. Simba was so disappointed in himself, that he stopped believing in himself. He looks into the river and he remembers his fathers words “Simba I am still with you, I live in you, believe in yourself”. 

Can you see that Simba, gained an epiphany or mindset shift, and of cause everything changed, and he returned to the pride, to take his rightful place, as the new king.

I love taking time out to gain my own insights. And the only way you can do that is by slowing down, and reflecting on the events and how you applied yourself to those events. Or by working with someone who has mirrored your resistance, and who is willing to give you honest feedback, that will empower you to keep moving forward within your business.

step 2

 Change your Environment

Your environment will make all the difference in how you apply yourself within your business, especially those who you hang around with. Surround yourself with people who will have your back, and encourage you to create those good habits, and remind you to break those bad ones.

I remember when I first started my business in 2001, my parents and family members thought I was crazy. They wanted me to stay in a public service job instead of working for myself. They didn’t have my back at all, and I had to find people who did. And I understand that they were simply trying to protect me, but they became dream stealers, who were not willing to have a growth mindset. They had a fixed mindset, which means, they resist any time of change, staying in their comfort zone.

Create an environment that will remind you of your dreams and aspirations, with the right people that will be there for you. Good habits around organization, prioritization and planning will certainly reduce overwhelm and confusion. Refer back to the list of good habits that I mentioned earlier in this article, and start to look at the ones that you would like to implement into your daily routine.

step 3

Take Baby Steps every day

I found this hard to do when I first started my business, as I have a tendency to use black or white thinking. Or have the mindset of all or nothing. I am more aware of this today, and try to balance myself a bit more than 21 years ago. Baby Steps means break down your goals into small milestones, and just focus on the next milestone that will move your business forward.

And those small baby steps each day, add up to those big steps that drive success. This does take patience though, as if you are like me, you want results now.

And this can create stress, when your results don’t come quick enough. It takes time to build a business online, and there are no overnight successes. Remember the entrepreneurs that are successful have simply not given up when they have those tough days.

At times you may need to take a step back and hit the reset button, before you can move forward. Success in business is not always linear, at times it flat lines as you continually grow personally and professionally in your business. 

Know what stage you are at within your business and the emotions that you will be experiencing. Watch my short video 5 stages of business and emotions - CLICK HERE

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Conclusion 

What is the deeper Issue that Lies beneath habits?

You may be thinking now, well Lee, what is the deeper issue that lies under good habits that may derail your success. And that is your story that you are keeping hold off, around your self-identity. If you believe that you are not smart enough, good enough, or there is something wrong with you, then you will always have internal conflict when it comes to taking action, that will lead you towards success.

Listen to your self-talk and turn the volume all the way down, and make a decision, that when those doubts come up, that you will notice them, but they will not control you. Remember you are 100% in control of managing your emotions and thoughts, so you can never feel disappointed leaving opportunities on the table. 

Your mindset is 80% of success, and if you believe you can move forward, then you will. However if you believe that you haven't the ability to move forward, then that is true as well. 

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About the Author

I coach women, online business owners, to take consistent action to get their online courses launched and sold out.

My primary focus is on unlocking limiting beliefs that hold them back, list building, and live launching of their courses, primarily via webinars and easy-to-follow blueprints that step them through the complete process.

I lead the way by being in the trenches, studying with the top online course creators in the world, implementing all the latest proven strategies in my own business, experimenting, measuring, teaching from experience that truly works.

Through a mix of coaching, hand-holding, and honest feedback,

I hold my client's aspirations close to my heart, never leaving them behind feeling isolated or disillusioned

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