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Habit vs Motivation

As Business owners we often talk about being motivated to do what we do. In this post we talk about habit vs motivation. Is one better than the other?

At the beginning of each year many 1000’s of people commit to going on a diet, giving up smoking or getting fit.
For the first few days they do great.

 They eat well, resist the cravings to light up and may even join a gym or take up jogging.

That’s motivation.

But after a few weeks (at most) something happens.

Maybe it’s a party, a stressful day at work, or an injury.

And suddenly those good intentions are replaced with the old ways.

That’s (an old) habit.

 Now, imagine that you could replace old habits with new habits to actually get you the results you’re looking for.

Maybe that’s loosing weight, stopping smoking or becoming a fiitter, slimmer you.

Or, maybe it’s growing your business and getting the results you’ve been after?

I know you’re motivated.

The fact that you’re reading my emails or visiting my blog tells me that.

So if you’re motivated then why aren’t you getting the results you want?

It’s because you haven’t built (and formed) the right habits (yet).

In a couple of days, I’ll show you how you can build some habits that will grow your business.

 

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Winston Churchill
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Just think of where you want your business to be as the horizon.
As the sun …

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As a business owner, we frequently underestimate the impact of small changes that when repeated frequently, add up over time.
For example: If you saved a $1 a day at a 10% rate of interest, you’d have …

What is business coaching?

Hardly a day goes by without someone asking me “what is business coaching?”.
Quite simply, business coaching is a form of training, education and support which will help you grow your business.
As a business coach, …

How to measure business performance using Financial Ratios

As a small business owner, how do you know how your business is performing? Do you know whether it is growing or slowing? Are you getting better at paying bills or getting worse at collecting …

What would the business owner’s perfect day look like?

 
Most business owners day is anything but perfect. In this post we look at how the business owner can take control and create their own perfect day.
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For most small business owners, the perfect day does …

Why you should never stop being you

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11 Warren Buffett Quotes You Should Use To Grow Your Business

I find quotes to be a great source of wisdom and inspiration for growing and running my business.  These Warren Buffett quotes, (Warren Buffett of course being one of the world’s wealthiest people) are truly …