Your 5 A Day Action Plan – Scale Lessons in Habits
The kids were in Somerset for an extended stay at their grandparents last week, which gave Jacki and I some QT at home to re-charge our batteries (not working Fridays, or weekends, seems like a distant memory since lock down started!).
During the early days of lockdown, I leant Lily and James an old SIM-less phone each so they could FaceTime friends without the need to constantly borrow (or argue) over Jacki’s mobile. So, we decided to give them a call when they were in Somerset (we were obviously missing them more than they were missing us).
We hadn’t paid much attention to the time, but they took a while to answer, and when they did, we were greeted with a disgruntled James, foaming at the mouth:
“Why are you calling now? It’s brushing teeth time.”
Every evening at 6.30pm on the dot has always been pyjama and toothbrush time. It’s a slick routine these days and we’ve got the process down to 10 minutes tops.
But, in the early days, it was a different kettle of fish. When it came to brushing their teeth, it was like we were asking the twins to run blindfolded through a crocodile infested swamp. James would spend so long thrashing around the floor in a tantrum that he could have brushed his teeth twenty times over; whilst Lily would smear her toothpaste all over the sink in a toddler protest.
Then, overnight, it stopped as quick as it had all started. Why?
It became habit.
They don’t think about it now; they just brush as part of their routine like you and me.
When you mention the word HABIT, most people immediately think of a BAD habit that they must try and stop. But habits can be GOOD, life changing in fact, because they are the key to your results and success.
So, this week, I want you to START some habits! I’m challenging you to create a 5 A Day Action Plan for your business. I bet you’ve already been doing this with your family for years via a ‘5 A Day’ meal plan; can you imagine what it could mean to have a 5 A Day for your business?
Your 5 A Day Example…
If you told 5 businesses a day what you actually do…
- Over a week, that is 25 businesses.
- A month, that’s 100.
- A quarter, 325 businesses.
- 6 months – 650.
- And a year … 1,300.
So, in one year, a quick and easy Daily Habit will mean you’ll reach over 1,300 businesses!
Now think about what that may mean to your bottom line.
Planned daily habits, actioned together, deliver the numbers in your business that will then deliver your goals. It’s then difficult to procrastinate.