Important message as we start preparing and making the shifts out of our quarantined lives. Of course, many of us are not out of the house and back to normal just yet...at least most of us. But there are some glimmers of light at the end of the tunnel. This is an important thought to carry with you right now.
When it comes to productivity, the greatest natural process we have that aids us tremendously is our ability to form habits. Habits exist to reduce effort and conserve energy. When we create a habit in essence we can turn off our conscious processes of that activity and leave it to our biological auto pilot. It’s actually quite helpful. Of course, the biggest benefit is when we have really good healthy and productive habits.
In business, as entrepreneurs, leaders, professionals we have habits that run our daily productivity. And for our businesses we also have routines and processes (aka habits) that run our daily productivity. Being able to execute a successful habit or process pattern allows us to produce consistent and repeatable result. That’s good, if the habit or process is producing the desire result.
However, if you want to get different results you must run a different pattern. You’ve probably heard the common definition of insanity “Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.” In my coaching of entrepreneurs, leaders, and professionals I still see this happening all of the time. People doing the same thing over and over and expecting to get a different or better result. It’s very common and it is very hard to do something different. Changing a pattern is difficult. It’s disruptive. It requires extra effort. And we’re working against ourselves. We’re working against the ingrained pattern. This is why it is so hard to make significant growth changes, especially when you’ve been working a business or running a set of habitual patterns for a period of time. You actually have to work to disrupt all of your current and existing success patterns in order to make the necessary changes.
This process typically requires a voluntary shift into a period of short-term struggle. It’s like wanting to go to the dentist. It is just not something we look forward to. In fact, many of us actively avoid doing it unless we absolutely have to. In most circumstances we wait until we are faced with a situation that forces us to change, like a really bad toothache.
These forced changes are the biggest opportunity and actually have the greatest success rate for causing habit pattern shifts. It works because it must. It’s not really voluntary anymore.
Right now, we have all just been unwillingly thrust into a pattern shift. We have all had to go through the short-term struggle of changing or stopping a majority of the habit patterns that run our lives and our business.
We are about to venture slowly back into our pre-quarantine habit patterns. Keep in mind, if you want different results you need to run different habit patterns and processes. If you change the processes you will get different results. We now have the opportunity to shift, tweak, adjust, or change patterns altogether.
This is always the case, it’s just hard to force change because it’s disruptive. Well...we’ve all been disrupted. So now the question, “What are you going to do with this opportunity????”
Want help to maximize and leverage this opportunity and set yourself and your business up for breakthrough growth through the rest of 2020.
I’m always here to help you drive the growth of your business. I’ve been scheduling free 30- minute Corona Virus Reboot strategy sessions.
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