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1. Decide in advance that you are going to have a great week.
Your attitude determines your altitude and it starts right here with the decision. Expect success, expect the best, and be prepared to invest the very best of yourself in everything you do. E+R=O (The Event Plus The Response Equals The Outcome).
2. Map out your week on Sunday evening.
At first this may seem challenging but after a few tries, you will be amazed of how easy it is to set yourself up for success. Here are some questions to get you started: What are your priorities for the week? What are the essentials you absolutely must accomplish and in what order of importance? What do you need to do this week to meet your Goals for the month, for the year?
3. Create measures of accountability.
Determine your own personal rewards you will enjoy for following through on your commitments and what penalties can you impose on yourself if you don’t? Bring in a friend or peers for extra reinforcement. This is where having a Mastermind Team really works. In our books Ten Heads are Better than One we explain how to set one up and the benefits that entail. Having someone to hold you accountable will keep you honest and give you an extra edge. There is nothing like succeeding or failing in front of an audience. You can raise the bar on this as high as you need to.
4. On Monday morning rise a little earlier, get in a quick workout.
Even if it’s just a 15 minute walk or ride on the exercise bike. Wake up your brain and get those endorphins flowing. You will burn more fat, feel GREAT and get it out of the way so you’re free to move on to other things.
5. Eat healthier.
This will provide you with the fuel to tackle your top priorities. (planning your week in advance means planning your meals in advance if you want to be super productive, energized and stay away from fast foods, which are a huge energy drain). What you put into your mouth has a direct effect on your productivity, efficiency and mental clarity.
6. Listen to one hour of empowering messages instead of the daily news!
While you’re working out and eating breakfast. This will help you with the mental motivation and get you going with the right attitude.
7. At the end of each day and the end of each week, review what you did or didn’t do.
Make adjustments where necessary and keep building on your strengths and celebrating your successes. Have fun and remember that small improvements add up over time. Imagine how much more clarity, motivation and achievement you will experience after growing and improving consistently for 52 weeks!